Schermerhorn, Richard E
Schermerhorn, Richard E.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Nassau, Rensselaer County, N.Y., experienced religion at the age of nineteen, was received on trial by the New York Conference in 1826, transferred in the same year to the Maine Conference, admitted into full connection in 1828, and successively appointed to the Scarborough and Gotham circuits, and Belfast, Hallowell, Bangor, Buxport, and Gardiner stations. In 1834-35 he was appointed to Augusta district, and also elected as delegate to the General Conference. He died April 18, 1836. He was a man well read, of uniform and deep piety, good preaching talents, and successful in the great object of the ministry. See Minutes of Conferences, 2, 409.