Rev. George H. Vibbert
, who was pastor of the church from January 1, 1874, to July, 1877, was born in Chicopee
October 4, 1837, and was ordained in Westfield, O.
, in 1859.
Before coming to Somerville
, he had preached in Ohio
, Lansing, Mich.
, and East Boston
Rev. Mr. Vibbert
was extremely popular among the young people, and is remembered as a man of fine tastes and sensibilities.
In the issue of the Somerville Journal
of March 24, 1877, it was said: ‘This is the only church of the denomination in the city; hence the attendants come from all parts.
There is considerable interest in the meetings, particularly among the young people, who are a large part of the society.
The society is noted for the festive occasions which it celebrates, always taking pains to observe them with considerable spirit.’