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Sioux County Herald, Orange City, (Sioux), Iowa, February 12, 1880,
A Welcome Boost.
The Sioux City Journal says "The Methodist congregation of Seney last year
built a neat parsonage at an expense of about $600. About half of this was
raised, and then the grasshoppers took the crop, and a mortgage was given on
the amount yet unpaid. The debt was about to fall due, and the
congregation, in its extremity, asked Rev. J. H. Lozier, of our city, to
assist to raise the amount for which the parsonage was likely to be sold.
Mr. Lozier wrote to Geo. L. Seney, president of the Metropolitan bank of New
York - the gentleman for whom the town was named - stating the case.
Yesterday he received a check from Mr. Seney for $800. Of this $300 was to
pay the indebtedness on the parsonage, the other $500 was to be applied on
the cost of building a new church, when enough was raised to put with it.
Mr. Lozier was yesterday buttonholing J. H. Swan, the attorney of the St.
Paul company, and from him extracted the legal opinion that the company
would donate a lot at Seney on which to build the church."
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