Bio: Fish, Joel W. Rev.(1881)

Surnames: Fish, Stone

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 340

REV. JOEL W. FISH, pastor of First Baptist Church, Augusta. Born in Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 1, 1817. Graduated at Madison University in 1843. Was ordained at Mannsville, N. Y., in Fall of 1845. Came to Wisconsin same year; located at Geneva; had charge of First Baptist Church for seven years, and at Racine for two and a half years. Was then appointed general superintendent for Baptist Home Mission Society of the State. Served in that capacity two years, residing at Geneva. Then at Fox Lake for twenty-one years; had charge of First Baptist Church for eleven years, and was again general superintendent of the Baptist Home Mission Society of Wisconsin for ten and a half years. Then at Waupaca for sixteen months, acting pastor of First Baptist Church, and six months in charge of Home Mission of Northern Wisconsin. Came to Augusta, November, 1879, and has been in present capacity since. Membership of church, 175. Present church edifice was built in 1867, and was opened by Mr. Fish at that time. He also preaches at different parts of the county. Was married at Pulaski, N. Y., September, 1846, to Rachel W. Stone, born in Franklin Co., Mass. They have one son, Fred M., employed as book-keeper in Chicago.



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