Bester Benjamin F
Bester Benjamin F.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Washington, D. C., March 24, 1822. He removed in early youth to Peoria, Il., where he was converted in 1841. He received license to preach in 1844, and in 1847 entered the Rock River Conference. He went to his work with a warm, zealous heart, and labored faithfully until his death, Jan. 5, 1850. Mr. Bester was a close student, a good preacher, and a diligent pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1850, p. 489.