Overbagh, Peter A

Overbagh, Peter A.

a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born in 1779. He studied theology under Livingston, and was licensed to preach in 1803. From 1805 to 1806 he was stationed at Bethlehem and Corymans, N. Y.; from 1806 to 1809, at Woodstock; from 1809 to 1817, at Woodstock and Flatbush (Ulster Co.). After 1834 he also preached at Plattekill station. He died in 1843. Through his influence the character of the community in which he spent his ministry was greatly changed. He organized a Church in Flatbush with a dozen members, and left it with three hundred, besides having formed a new organization near by. Overbagh's labors, though mostly obscure, resulted in many conversions, and he was regarded as an eminently useful and faithful man. See Corwin, Manual of the Reformed Church in America, p. 174, 175.

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