Such was a group called -
"The Church of God Seventh Day".
In a written history of this organization on pages 25-26, we read about
their knowledge of other isolated groups of "True
is very encouraging for us to find, that unknown to each other, there are
now found to be bands of brethren and sisters, and many individuals, isolated
from each other, in several different states, who have believed the same
objects by the same means, and, so far as now appears, filled with the
same spirit, and having the same hope of inheriting the Kingdom of God;
looking for it as nigh at hand."
History records the westward trek and presence of these faithful followers
of God in Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and
In 1884, a General Conference of the "Church of God" was formed from the
membership body in these states, and by the turn of the Twentieth Century,
membership at these conferences included congregations as far west as South
Dakota, and Oregon.