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Rev. J. J. Wakefield

Wakefield, Rev. J.J., a native of Cornish, Me., died at Beaver Dam, Wis., July 28, 1865, aged 33 years. Such was the type of his piety that the church urged upon him a license to preach, and he was ordained May 30, 1853, at Neenah, Wis. He preached to destitute churches for a time and in 1854 became pastor of the Berlin and Fairwater churches. After four years he settled with the Johnstown church; but in 1860 he moved his family to La Crosse and traveled for his health, yet continued to work for the Master. His gifts were admirably adapted to winning souls, and his early death was widely lamented.

Morning Star, September 6, 1865