Welcome to the Sharon
Chapel Church Web
Sharon Township, Appanoose
This web page was started as an example for the Sharon
Chapel Church. It's temporary condition
is a result of the building process,
but additions or changes may occur at any time. Please note
the page is on STARS. STARS is a courtesy server in the
domain and owned and operated by James L. Steele, 4005 Coachman Road,
KS 66502. You may reach me at this Email
The web page is
public, but may not be as public to search engines as one would be if
in the www domain. As a result of being on STARS, you will
need to know the url to find it. You are here, so you have
found it, so you now know the url is:
http://stars.kansas.net/SharonChapelChurch/ For now, we
will have to distribute and publicize the
url because it is not readily available to search engines.
This is one draw back to having it on STARS, but we can
probably get it listed easily with some search engines with some
Note: This initiative is
co-chaired by Loren
W. Eddy and James
L. Steele (click to contact)
The objective of this page and effort is to solicit monetary
contributions and donations for maintenance and restoration of the
Sharon Chapel Church with implementation of this page and
the following steps:
1) Provide some Church history
and background, describe the restoration needs and describe our
authority to initiate fund raising for the Church.
2) Establish a registry of
"Friends of Sharon Chapel Church" including postal addresses, phone
numbers and email addresses.
3) Establish easy registration
procedures by postal, phone, email and/or web registry processes.
4) Establish a Friends of the
Church Fund and appropriate accounting procedures to accept immediate
donations, semi-annual 2-5 yr pledges and solicited grant funds.
5) Advertise the web page and
solicitation of funds.
6) Update the web page
registry and progress every 3-6 months.
7) Entertain other methods of
soliciting and raising funds for the Church.
a. Investigate grant
b. Identify decendants of
families buried at Sharon Chapel Cemetery
c. Identify all Sharon
8) Include a web page counter
and log all hits.
Other notes (jls):
What about flyer at Cemetery for Memorial Day and provide a box for address and email card drop off?
(Too late, maybe next year?)
Add Star School list to registry of friends?
Add Terry Hogge, Moulton, IA to registry of friends, get his addr and email???
Add Links to other Church and related Sharon Chapel Cemetery Association (SCCA) Documents:
1891 Originating deed (9Wx10S.rods) cp.f.helen.mccoy.stevens
1892 Originating deed (adds cemetery property - total now 25Wx18S rod rectangle_cp.f.helen.mccoy.stevens
1974 Drake Family Deed of additional property to SCCA (100 x 40 ft with easement right) cp.f.courthouse
1978 Quit Claim Deed - Church to Cemetery Association (SCCA) (transfers 9Wx10S rod property) cp.f.courthouse
1999 Drake Family Deed - squares prop to east third of north third of NE Qtr. cp.f.helen.mccoy.stevens
(Easement on 100 x 40 ft given up in 1999 deed)
Iowa Genealogy - Sharon Chapel Church Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa --- copy @STARS
Church Floor Plan and Dimensions, a DoubleCad Drawing @stars ---- New Preliminary 2010.02.26
A church history note: STAR School Classes were held at the Church
for a year or so after the original STAR School burned down. The
original STAR School House burned when Dena Barnes Steele (my
mother) was attending at about the age of eight or nine years.
Dena's birth year was 1909, hence the
original school may have burned in 1917-1918. Star School Classes
were conducted in the Sharon Chapel Church the following year or so
until the second Star School House was completed on the second site
nearer to the road, now 260th Avenue.
Our pages won't
glamorous, but maybe these
will help in some small way to encourage Sharon Chapel Church community contact.
view/use the names, addresses, Email addresses
or any other information contained herein, please consider whether or
your use of this page is appropriate. If you are not an active
participant in the Sharon Chapel Church and Cemetery Community, please
especially consider your use of the information contained herein.
If you wish to become active in Church maintenance and
preservation of the site, please contact Loren Eddy or James Steele,
email addresses are provided above on this page. Your
for the information contained here (and in self policing its use) is
Please be cognizant that user logs are maintained for this page and its
again some time. I hope the Sharon Chapel Church and Cemetery Community will
something of value at this site now and in the future. If you have
suggestions or something
to post on the page, please contact me via the email
address provided above.
Respectfully, James L. Steele From
the Little Apple, Manhattan, KS
Expect to insert a page counter here.
created: May 14, 2009
February 26, 2010 JSteele
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