Van Winkle, B D
Van Winkle, B. D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Shelby County, Ill., Feb. 1, 1832. He united with the Church in early life, joined the Southern Illinois Conference in 1858, and labored acceptably until 1861, when he took a local relation, and, entering the army, served four years as lieutenant in the Seventy-third Illinois Volunteers. In 1868 he was readmitted into his conference, labored in its active ranks until 1877, when he became supernumerary, and in this relation labored diligently until his death, Feb. 2,1878. Mr. Van Winkle led a truly conscientious, earnest, uncompromising Christian life. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 53.