Beswick, Philip J
Beswick, Philip J.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Harrison County, Ind., Dec. 20, 1818. He received license to preach in 1840, and the next year entered the Indiana Conference. In 1848 he was transferred to the North Indiana Conference, and in 1852, by division of the Conference, he became a member of the North-west Indiana Conference. In 1855 he was made professor of Greek in Fort Wayne College, and in 1856 re-entered the itinerancy. His health failed in 1863, and, taking a superannuated relation, he sustained it until his decease, Aug. 15, 1879. Mr. Beswick was a man of marked excellence and usefulness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, p. 24.