Schwarz William, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Oberachern, grand duchy of Baden, Germany, Feb. 14, 1826. He was brought up a Roman Catholic, and attended the high schools of Rastadt and Freiburg, intending to prepare for the priesthood. He came to America in 1845, and united with the Church in New York the next year. In December, 1846, he was licensed to preach, and in May, 1848, was received into the New York Conference. He was sent as missionary to Germany in 1858, and labored also in Switzerland and Paris. He was transferred to the East German Conference, and arrived in the United States in May, 1874. His appointment was Melrose, N.Y., where he died March 13, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 45.