Dunn, Thomas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Virginia in 1774; while young emigrated to Ohio; entered the Ohio Conference in 1835, and died at Cincinnati in April, 1850. "In 1837 Mr. Dunn addressed a note to the Western Christian Advocate, in which he called attention to the condition of the Germans in this country, suggested the importance of a German press, and forwarded a subscription for that purpose." This was the first public movement towards the important work of German Methodism. He was "a good man, a fervid and persuasive preacher a devoted pastor, a courteous gentleman, and a great peace maker. His understanding was solid, his impulses generous, and his influence strong and sweet. He died April, 1850. — Minutes of Conferences, 4:493 Thomson, Biographical Sketches, page 176.