This is one of the chandeliers Eliza Vierling Kremer referred to in her reminiscenses when she wrote, ” In the church there were large chandeliers of candles & in the middle of each service the sexton would go around with an immense pair of snuffers & snuff the candles. Sometimes he would snuff one out, & have to relight it. The purpose of our first fair was to buy lamps for the church & the chandelier now in the Bethania church was purchased for $75 and green blinds (like grandma Fries’) were put up at the windows. ” [Original copy is at Salem College, Special collections. Transcript in Gray Library, OSMG].