A resident of Pasadena, California, William L. Troyer (1863 – 1955) was an itinerant preacher for the Pilgrim Holiness Church,
a Los Angeles prison chaplain, Bible class teacher, and a handyman for members of his congregation and neighbors. He kept
a daily diary for over 30 years, from 1924 to 1955. The diaries are full of comments on churches, preachers, missions, camps
and movements of his era. Mentioned preachers include representatives of the Pilgrim Holiness, Wesleyan Methodist, and Nazarene
churches such as John Church, H. M. Couchenour, Ada Beard, Bud Robinson, Lettie Cowman, H.J. Olsen and Paul W. Thomas.
William L. Troyer (1863 – 1955) was an itinerant preacher for the Pilgrim Holiness Church, a Los Angeles prison chaplain,
Bible class teacher, and a handyman for members of his congregation and neighbors. In 1924, he took a cross-country automobile
journey with a “Brother Blemquist” of Fresno, California, escorting two missionary ladies to Nebraska. Starting from the mission
in Sawtelle, passing through Salt Lake City, where they attended a Mormon temple service, on through Wyoming, Nebraska and
Michigan to Jamestown, New York, their return journey took them through Montana, Washington and Oregon. Along the way, they
visited with many church leaders, attended services, tent meetings and prayer meetings.
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