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ELLIS , EDWARD ( 1842? - 1892 ), Baptist minister, soldier, and editor of a Baptist newspaper in U.S.A. ;

b. at Werngrug in the parish of Llanuwchllyn, Mer. — his father a brother to Ellis Evans , Cefn-mawr (q.v.) . He emigrated to U.S.A. with his parents in 1850 and lived at Remsen (N.Y.) , Waukesha (Wisconsin) , Berlin (Wisconsin) , etc. He began to preach with the Baptists c. 1866 in the Welsh circles of Waukesha . He was educated at Beaver Dam Academy , Wisconsin . He joined the 22nd battalion of the Wisconsin Volunteers and was commissioned because of his bravery at the battle of Rasaca . He had a second course of education at Madison , going thence to Chicago to study theology. He ministered at Eaglewood (Illinois) , Milwaukee , and elsewhere, was secretary to the Home Mission in the two states of Dakota , Michigan , Ohio , and Indiana , and was instrumental in founding several churches , afterwards returning to work in Milwaukee . He founded and edited The Chronicle , a weekly religious newspaper published in Kansas City . He d. at the beginning of Oct. 1892 , and was buried at Milwaukee .

Sources:

  • Y Wawr sef cylchgrawn misol y Bedyddwyr Cymreig yn America , Utica (Utica), 1893 , 12-14.

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959