Prosser, Lorenzo D

Prosser, Lorenzo D., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a native of New York State, and was born in 1805. He was early converted, and joined the Church as a mere youth. In 1827 he was received into the Pittsburgh Conference, and successively appointed to the following circuits, namely: Butler, Grand River, Mercer, Hartford, Twinsburg, Windsor, and Columbiana. In 1836, when the Erie Conference was formed, he fell into its bounds, and received from it his appointment to the following fields of labor, namely: Ellsworth, Cleveland, Harmonsburg. M'Kean, Wesleyville, Chardon, Chagrin Falls, Wesleyville, Edinborough Mission, M'Kean, Albion, and Springfield. This last appointment he held in 1862. The next year lie became superannuated, and continued in that relation until his death, April 13, 1869. He was of a nervous temperament, and his burning zeal led him often to exert himself beyond his strength. His preaching was with power, and at times his exhortations were overwhelming. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1869.

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