Springer, John M
Springer, John M.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Petersburg, Ill., Jan. 13, 1837. He was converted at the age of sixteen, but, fearful of the toils and sacrifices of the ministry, fell back, and eventually became an actor. In 1857 he yielded to the influences of the Holy Spirit, and joined the Church Sept. 6. He was licensed to preach April 17, 1858, and admitted into the West Wisconsin Conference on the 29th of the same month. Being drafted into the army, he was appointed chaplain of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteers, Feb. 3, 1864. He was wounded in the battle of Resaca, Ga., May 15 of that year, and died on the 28th. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, p. 186.