Ammerman, Oliver Valentine

Ammerman, Oliver Valentine a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1804. He was left fatherless at the age of four; received a faithful training by his pious mother, who belonged to the Reformed Dutch Church; experienced religion at the age of sixteen on the death of his mother; was licensed to preach in 1824; and in 1826 was admitted into the New York Conference, and appointed to Suffolk Circuit. He afterwards labored at Suffolk and Sag Harbor, Stamford, Redding, Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton, Stamford, Fairhaven, Salisbury, H illsdale, New Haven, Woodbury, Sangerties, Salisbury, Red Hook, Bedford Street and Duane Street (N. Y. City), Goshen, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Sheffield; Shrub Oaks, Dobb's Ferry, Kensico and Northcastle, Hillsdale, and Fishkill Landing, thus closing forty-two years of effective service. The remainder of his life was spent as a superannuate. He died at Peekskill, N. Y., April 23, 1879. Mr. Ammerman was sympathetic, enthusiastic, had a rich experience, and was able and successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, p. 41.

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