Barger, John S

Barger, John S., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Culpepper County, Va., Dec. 5, 1802. He experienced conversion in his nineteenth year, and two years later entered the Kentucky Conference. In 1831 he was transferred to the Missouri Conference, and in the next, year to the Illinois Conference, of which he remained an honored member till his death, Jan. 4, 1877. Two years Mr. Barger served as agent for McKendree College, two for Illinois Wesleyan University, and one year as chaplain in the army. He was remarkable for his fine, gentlemanly appearance, melodious voice, fluent speech, and deep and uniform Christian experience. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, p. 133.

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