|Creator:||Custard, Jeremiah S., 1862-1931.|
|Title:||Jeremiah S. Custard Papers|
|Quantity:||1 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the Methodist clergyman. Papers include diaries and pastoral records (1879-1931), including sermons; personal and church financial records (1899-1929); and a biographical sketch and genealogy by Mary and George Custard, 1976.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Jeremiah S. Custard (1862-1931) was an American Methodist clergyman. Born in Bartonsville, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, he attended public schools and then studied at the Collegiate Institute at Stroudsburg, and Fairview Academy. He was converted at eighteen years of age. On December 10, 1884, he married Miss Lizzie Shiffer of Hamilton, Jefferson County, Pa. He served as supply preacher eight years before joining the Wyoming Conference in 1894. His pastorates included: 1898-1900, Skinner's Eddy; 1901, Springville; 1902-03, Clark's Summit.
[Adapted from Chaffee, Amasa Franklin. History of the Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New York: Eaton & Mains, 1904, page 309.]
The Jeremiah S. Custard Papers are divided into three series: Biographical data, Diaries and pastoral records, and Financial records.
Biographical data contains a photocopied typescript of Custard's biography written in 1976 by Mary and George Custard as a college graduation present for their daughter Alice. The text includes photocopies of news clippings and photographs and a detailed genealogy of the Custard family.
Diaries and pastoral records includes pocketsized books arranged chronologically which trace Custard's career as a Methodist minister. Besides personal items, the books contain records of church membership, sermons delivered, pastoral acts (marriages, baptisms, funerals), financial statements, pastoral visits, etc.
The Financial records contain information on Custard's personal expenditures for insurance, housing, taxes, Christmas presents, music lessons, his children's education, food, fuel and utilities, etc. This series also contains an account book for the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church and parsonage debt subscription list (1904-1906).
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Jeremiah S. Custard Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gifts of several Custard family members, 1967-1978.
Created by: DMB
Date: 26 Oct 1978
Revision history: 9 Apr 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC)
|Box 1||"Through a Glass, Darkly: The Life and Times of Jeremiah S. Custard" 1976|
|Diaries and pastoral records|
|Box 1||1879-1881, 1884, 1889-1892|
|Box 1||1890, 1892, 1894-1899|