Berry, John Calvin
Berry, John Calvin a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Belmont County, O., March 11, 1833, of pious United Presbyterian parents, who gave him a careful religious training with the ministry in view. He had a fair academical education, and studied some time at the Ohio University at Athens. He was converted in 1857, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church; was licensed to exhort in the same year, to preach in 1861, and in that capacity served the Church some time, acting meanwhile as day-school teacher, and later as agent of the American Bible Society in eastern Ohio. In 1867 he went to Missouri, and acted as supply until the following spring, when he joined the St. Louis Conference, and in it served diligently seven years, when failing health obliged him to become superannuate. His last days were spent in Des Moines, Ia., where he died April 19, 1877. Mr. Berry was a faithful, spiritual, earnest worker. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 73.