Bio: Clarke, Joel, Rev. Dr. (1881)

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Surnames: Clarke, Gill, Ashton

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 319

REV. DR. JOEL CLARKE, pastor of Christ's Church Episcopal, Eau Claire. Was born in Warsaw, Pa., July 4, 1843. Enlisted, in 1861, in 105th Penn. V. I., as private; received a wound at battle of Chancellorsville, and remained for thirteen days and nights on battle field before being removed; was in hospital for some two years, part of the time as warden; was captured and made a prisoner at Belle Isle and Libby; received discharge from army in 1864. Educated at Philadelphia, Penn., by Prof Ashton, graduated at Nashotah (Wis.) Theological College, in 1873. Had charge of Emanuel Church, at Emporia, Penn., for four years, then St. John's Church, Portage, for two years, and for one year was in charge of Christ's Church, Delavan. Came to Eau Claire, April, 1880, and has charge of Christ's Church. Membership 250 to 300. Married, April 28, 1866, to S. V. Gill, of Philadelphia. Have three children Cyril, Annie and Allen.

 

 


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