Breck, Joseph Hunt

Breck, Joseph Hunt a Presbyterian minister, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, July 9, 1798. He graduated at Yale College, in 1818, studied theology at the Andover (Mass.) Seminary, graduating in 1823, and being ordained in December of that year by the Hampshire County Central Association, was at once sent as a Home Missionary to Ohio, and began his ministerial life in Portage County. After three years of varied service. he was installed, April 25, 1827, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Andover, Ashtabula County, which he served two years. Thence he removed to Cuyahoga County, and preached in Brecksville and vicinity until his health failed, when, in 1833, he opened a school for boys in the village of Cleveland. In 1843 he took up his residence in Newburgh, where he resided until his death, June 21, 1880. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1881.

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