Burkett, Jacob

Burkett, Jacob a minister of the Evangelical Association, was born in Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 14, 1805. In early life he was converted to God. He was received On probation into the East Pennsylvania Conference in 1831, and two years afterwards, on account of bodily infirmities, was necessitated to take a location. In 1839 he applied again to Conference, and was accepted. The missionary society of the Evangelical Association had been organized the previous year, and he was one of the first four missionaries sent out by this society. The field assigned him was among the Germans in New York city. He reached his mission May 3, 1839, and on the 12th preached his first sermon in the city, to seven attentive hearers. He labored in this mission for two years. In 1841 his field of labor was Reading, Pa. At the close of this year he was necessitated. to locate because of ill-health. In' 1844 he resumed his ministerial labors and was stationed at Buffalo, N.Y.; in 1845 had charge of Lake Circuit, in: New York state; in 1846 joined the Ohio Conference, and was stationed at Dayton; in 1847-48 at Erie, Pa.; in 1849, Greenville Circuit; in 1850-51 he travelled Canton Circuit, and in 1852 Wayne; in 1853 labored on Liverpool Circuit; in 1854-55 on Canton Mission; Tuscarawas, 1856; Lake, 1857; Lancaster, 1858; Greensburg, 1859; Tuscarawas, again, 1860; Seneca, 1861; Crawford, 1862; and Marion Circuit, 1863. His health having failed, the Conference granted him a supernumerary relation, which he held until his death, which occurred near Greensburg, O., Jan. 11,1881. He was a patient, enduring, zealous, and successful minister of our Lord Jesus Christ. See Evangelical Messenger, Feb. 1, 1881.

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