Loss, Lewis Homri

Loss, Lewis Homri a Presbyterian minister, was born in Augusta, N.Y., July 1, 1803, and was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. (class of 1828). In 1829 he was licensed and ordained by Oneida Presbytery, and installed pastor of the Church in Camden, Oneida County, N.Y. In the pastoral office he afterwards served in Elyria, Ohio; in Rockford and Chicago, Ill.; and in Jolliet and Marshalltown, Iowa. He was synodical missionary three years to the synod of Peoria, Illinois; also prominent in bringing into existence institutions of learning, as Beloit College and Rockford Female Seminary, Illinois. He died July 10, 1865. Mr. Loss was an eminently successful preacher, erecting many churches, and especially prominent in the Sabbath- school cause. He always had the fullest confidence of the men of the world; they recognized his worth as a man and a citizen. See Wilson, Presb. Histor. Alm. 1866, page 217. (J.L.S.)

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