Beamer, Valentine M
Beamer, Valentine M., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Clark County, O., Dec. 14, 1821. He labored on his father's farm until twenty-one years old; and in the winter, after leaving home, was converted, Feb. 7, 1843. In 1845 he united with the Ohio Conference, and served the charges of North Lewisburg and Washington circuits, Wayne and Coal River circuits. In the fall of 1849 he located, and in September, 1851, he was readmitted into the travelling connection in the North Indiana Conference. His appointments in that Conference were, Knightstown Circuit, Logansport Station, New Castle Circuit, Agent of the M. E. Tract Society, Muncie Station, New Castle Circuit, Richmond Station,.Pendleton Circuit; Berry-street Station, Fort Wayne; Mail-street Station, Peru; Miami Circuit, Elkhart Station; 1866
supernumerary; Mexico Circuit, Kokomo Statioli; Logansport District, Noblesville Station; 1876 supernumerary; Xenia Circuit, Alto Circuit, Jerome Circuit. He died June 27, 1880. He possessed more than an ordinary amount of native talent, and his eloquence was sometimes of a high order, while his sermons were always interesting and instructive. His ministry was eminently successful in the salvation of many souls. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881.