|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1794|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1864|
From the "Cyclopedia of Free Baptists":
Rev. Josiah Fowler was born in Thetford, VT, July 29, 1794. His father was a native of England, a cooper by trade and lived in humble circumstances, which compelled the children early to form habits of industry. Rev. Fowler at 13 years of age, gave himself to God; he became connected with the Free Baptists when twenty‑one, and while teaching in Camillon, NY, preached his first sermon in his schoolhouse. He received license in Apr 1816, and ordination Aug. 20, 1819, Rev's N. Brown, N. Ketchum and N. Hinckley serving on the council. He had great success as an evangelist and in surrounding towns he baptized multiplied converts which enabled him to organize churches. Out of the many converts, nine became ministers.
In 1836, Rev. Fowler became a member of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Y.M., and was active in the work, serving as pastor at Mecca, O., Wellsburgh and Big Bend, PA., and organizing the Bazetta OH church.
About 1850, becoming feeble in health he made his home in Kingsville, OH, where his son was teaching and preached as health permitted. A few monts before his death he sought relief in a change of climate, but without avail, and died in Wyocena, Wisconsin, Dec. 29, 1864.
Rev. Fowler was esteemed as one of the church's ablest ministers. He had strong religious sensibilities, and was greatly blessed of God in his chosen line of work. Two of his sons served as officers in the Civil War; one became an attorney and one professor of mathematics in Hillsdale College.
[Thanks to Winnie Yandell.]
Spencer J. Fowler (1825 - 1875)*
Created by: Steve Seim
Record added: Jun 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71850825
Ordained Freewill Baptist minister/pastor, came to Wis. from Vermont. Rest in peace.|
Added: Oct. 6, 2011