Bio: Rev: J. Hill

Rev. John Hill, served: 1869 – 1871

Was born in the county of Downe, near Belfast, Ireland, Jan. 14, 1834, and died in Milwaukee May 1st., 1872. His parents were devout members of the Episcopal Church, and with their children came to this country and settled near Bristol, Ind. in 1846. They both died the same year.

At the age of fifteen he was converted. He entered Asbury University, and remained three years. He was received into the N. Indiana Conference in 1855. His health failed, and in the hope of regaining it ,he came to the Wis. Conference.

In 1869 he was appointed to Summerfield Church, remaining two years, when he received his last work at Bay View. He was thrown from a wagon while removing some ornamental trees to place in front of the parsonage, and survived but twenty-four hours.

His wife and five children now live in Chicago.

Bro. Hill loved his own church deeply, but was truly catholic in his bearing to others. He was a successful minister in all departments of work, and hundreds were converted through his instrumentality in the various churches that he served.

– Biography by Ralph Lane Lawrence, 1952