D. Shireman

(1834-1920). An early Seventh-day Adventist worker in North Carolina. He was born in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania, and learned the trades of brick mason, carpenter, and general mechanic. Although lacking a formal education, he joined the SDA workers in several states, among them Iowa and Kansas, as a self-supporting evangelist and colporteur, and for a while was connected with a city mission in Chicago. In 1890 he went to North Carolina, where he organized churches, established schools, and later founded an orphanage at Hildebran. He was ordained to the ministry while in North Carolina, probably in 1892, for his name is listed among ordained ministers for the first time in the 1893 Yearbook.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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