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Rev.Lemuel Peterson Webber
Born: June 8, 1832, Salem Co., NJ
Died: September 25, 1874, Anaheim, CA

The Westminster (California) Colony was founded in October of 1870 when the Reverend Lemuel Peterson Webber obtained about 6,500 acres of land on which he dreamed of building a temperance colony for Presbyterians. The colony was named Westminster in honor of Reverend Webber's admiration for the Westminster Assembly of 1642/43, which prescribed the basic concepts of the Presbyterian Church.

His gravestone reads:
He graduated at Williams College, Mass. 1856.
Studied Theology at Lane Seminary.
Was licensed by the Presbytery of Dayton 1860.
Preached in Indiana until he came to California in 1863.
He faithfully labored in Austin, Nevada, Santa Clara and Anaheim.
Founded the Westminster Colony and Church.
A true man.
His memory and works will endure when this stone has wasted away.