Brockunier, Samuel R
Brockunier, Samuel R.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1795. His father was raised a rigid Lutheran, experienced conversion, and joined the Methodists, for which he was expelled from home and disinherited. His mother was a devout Methodist, and dedicated him to the ministry at his birth. Samuel had the tenderest care, and was surrounded by the most holy influences from infancy. He gave his heart to God in 1812, very reluctantly received license to preach, and in 1819 entered the Ohio Conference. The latter years of his life, from 1855, he spent as a superannuate. His life record was distinguished for long, active, laborious service. He died at Bloomingdale, Ohio, July 22, 1867. Mr. Brockunier was wise in council, earnest and pathetic in the pulpit, affectionate in the social circle, and an eminently successful minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, page 110.