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Pioneers' Association (Outagamie County, Wis.) / Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin : also an appendix containing the minutes and records of the Pioneer Association since our annual meeting of 1895

Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County,   pp. [5]-107 PDF (21.2 MB)

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Rev. Philo S. Bennett was born in Pulaski, Oswego
county, New York, March 13, 1817. He was educated for
the ministry at
a seminary at
Mexico, N. Y.,
and ordained in
1837. He was
married June
13, 1838, atPul-
aski, N. Y., to
Chase, a rela-
tive of Secre-
tary Chase. She
was a remarka-
ble woman. It
is quite safe to
say few Meth-
odist itine-
rants have been
favored with a
helpmate who
in all respects
was the equal
of Sister C. C. Bennett.  He was occupied with various
charges in New York State until 1850, when he came to
Wisconsin. He was stationed first at Platteville and after-
wards at Beloit; meantime he continued his studies and
received a degree from Beloit College in 1854.  He after-
ward held various charges in the State, including Milwau-
kee and Racine, and in 1861 he came to Appleton, where
he has since resided. For the past eight years he has not
been engaged in active work, but being of an energetic
temperament has occupied himself to a great extent with
literary work and lecturing as well as frequent pulpit work,
Since the death of his estimable wife seven years ago,<
after a happy married life of nearly half a century, he has

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