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Rev Benjamin Akerly
Birth: Oct. 28, 1812
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1897
Alameda County
California, USA

The son of Samuel Akerly, M.D., and Mary (Ketchum) Akerly.
His father was Post Surgeon at Fort Gansevoort (Old White Fort), in New York City.

He graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York City; and was ordained an Episcopal Priest by the Rt. Rev.
Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk, Bishop of New York, in July of 1842.


1) Anne Niebuhr 15 Apr 1832, d.1855
Children: Christopher (died young)

2) Catherine Mildeberger Hardenberg
8 Oct 1857, Oakland, CA

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Los Angeles Herald, Volume 26, Number 329, 25 August 1897

Rev. Akerly Dead

OAKLAND, August 24óRev. Benjamin Akerly, rector emeritus of St. John's Episcopal Church, died at his home In this city shortly after midnight this morning, of old age. He was born In 1812 of Scotch-English descent and was the son of a well-known New York physician. On July 13, 1842, he was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood. From New York he went to Dunkirk, Mich., and from there to Milwaukee, where he founded St. John's Episcopal Church, the leading church of the denomination In the State of Wisconsin. He remained in Milwaukee twelve years, coming to California In 1857. He founded many missions. The Church of the Advent, St. Paul's Church of East Oakland and the Gray mission at Temescal were offshoots of St. John's.
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Dr. Akerly was a Charter Member of, and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Live Oak Lodge No.61, Oakland, on 23 Dec. 1859. He served as Worshipful Master of Live Oak Lodge for the years 1863, 1864, and 1865. He was also Past High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter of Masons.
He was also a Charter Member of the California Commandery, Knights Templar.

Rev. Akerly performed the dedication of Mountain View Cemetery; and had officiated at hundreds of funerals and burials which took place in the cemetery.
Family links: 
  Samuel Akerly (1785 - 1845)
  Mary Ketchum Akerly (____ - 1848)
  Catharine Mildeberger Hardenberg Akerly (1835 - 1887)*
  Benjamin Mildeburger Akerly (1858 - 1917)*
  James Clark Smith Akerly (1860 - 1937)*
  Morris Ketchum Akerly (1862 - 1907)*
  Edith Kirkham Akerly Bray (1863 - 1943)*
  Ellsworth Alden Akerly (1867 - 1917)*
  Louis McLean Akerly (1869 - 1869)*
  Graham M Akerly (1870 - 1946)*
  George Parry Akerly (1877 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Endowed Lot 5, Grave 10
Created by: Br. Mark Kopejtka, OSBCn
Record added: Aug 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116037622
Rev Benjamin Akerly
Added by: Russell Alan Babcock
Rev Benjamin Akerly
Added by: Russell Alan Babcock
Rev Benjamin Akerly
Added by: Russell Alan Babcock
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