Springer, Elihu

Springer, Elihu a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Bond County, Ill., July 21, 1811. He was the subject of religious impressions at a very early age; united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1824; entered the Rock Spring Seminary, St Clair Co., Ill., in 1827; was licensed as an exhorter May 29, 1832; received by the Illinois Conference on trial in September 1833, and appointed to Carlinville Circuit, Sangamon district. The following were his subsequent appointments: in 1834, Iroquois Mission; 1835, Oplain Circuit; 1836-37, located, owing to feeble health; 1838, Somonauk Circuit; 1839, Bristol Circuit; 1840, ordained elder and reappointed to Bristol; 1841, Lockport; 1842, Joliet; 1843-44, St. Charles; 1845, Mineral Point; 1846, Hazle Green Circuit; 1847-50, presiding elder of Milwaukee district, Wisconsin Conference, where he died, Aug. 22, 1850. Mr. Springer was a man of strong intellectual development, well versed in theological subjects, and an able expounder of the truth. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4, 611. (J.L.S.)

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