Greensky, Peter

Greensky, Peter an Indian of the Lake Superior country, one of che first converts under the missionary labors of John Sunday (q.v.), was born in 1807, and became a Christian in 1830. He received license September 21, 1844. Subsequently he was employed as an interpreter to Reverend Mr. Daugherty, of the Presbyterian Board, for several years. June 18, 1859, he was again licensed as a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church; and in 1862 he was admitted into full connection in the Conference, and ordained deacon. For the two years following he was in charge of the Oceana. Indian Mission. In 1864 he was again appointed in charge of the Pine River Indian Mission. In 1865 he was ordained elder, and returned to Pine River. He died of quick consumption, April 8, 1866. Among his; own people he had extraordinary influence. He was a laborious student, a good theologian, and a powerful preacher. The Indians in Northern Michigan are greatly indebted to him for their civilization and piety. — Minutes of Conferences, 1866, page 170.

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