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The'-Better-Halves of the Re
Lancaster, Pal, . March 20. What
may be safely 'called an unparalleled
human parallelisnris revealed here in
the remarkable chain of coincidental
circumstances; making upthe life his
tories of the Rev;. .'Nathan B.Yerger
and the Rev. Elb.eri.'E.-Xan'dis and
their wives, all of this city.
To them everything ..has come in
pairs, even babies!. 'The .'stork that
serves jthis conitnuhity'.left a boy and
a girl at each nbme"dtiring, the past
week and this brought to light the
extraordinary double experiences of
the delighted-parents. -
Nathan B. YCrgersiand; Elbert. E.
Landis were chums whenr they were
boys. Mrs. Y6rgerc and Mrs. Landis
were girl chums.. The boys entered
Muhlenberg.cgHege of., the Lutheran
church at the": lame - time and were
narkabie "Parallel. Couples."
roommates' for four years: Mrs. Yer
ger and Mrs. Landis entered prepara
tory school on the same day and were
inseparable, friends. Subsequently the
girls entered the same class in the
Kutztown .normal school and' both
passed out of the same institution in
the same class. Both took up the pro
fession of teaching, taking the work
on the sarnie day.
The boys graduated on the same
day. Each "entered the Lutheran min
istry, ' preaching their first sermons
on the same Sunday.
The young ministers met the
young" teachers at the same, time, be
came engaged the same day and were
married by the same clergyman at a
double ceremony. The four went
away ..on a wedding tour together.
RjeV.Yerger became pastor of the