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Clergyman

George Walter Ballenger, American clergyman. member 28th Wis.

Background

Ballenger, George Walter was born on April 1, 1860 in Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Asa A. (member 28th Wisconsin Volumes and killed in battle at Petersburg, Virginia, 1865) and Rebecca M. (Steckle) B.

Education

Entered Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, Madison, Wisconsin, at age of 7. Started for self at 14. Student State Academy, and Winslow High School, Madison, Wisconsin.

Illinois Evangelical Conference Seminary, 1880-1884. Graduate Oskaloosa (Iowa) College (Doctor of Divinity, 1911).

Career

2d, Annie Robinson, 1889. Licensed to preach in Evangelical Church, 1880. Ordained elder, 1885.

Pastor under Evangelical Conference, Illinois, 1881-1886, Fairbury, Illinois, 1886-1887, 6th Avenue Church, Chicago. 1887-1891; lecturer for National Religious Liberty Association, 1 year, and city mission work in Chicago. ordained Baptist ministry, 1891. Pastor Tremont, Illinois, 1892-1899.

Missionary evangelist, Illinois, 1899-1900. Pastor 1st Church, Clinton, Illinois, 1901-1903. Retired, 1903; elected honorary pastor for life, 1st Church, Tremont, 1911.

Home: Tremont, Ill.

Membership

Member 28th Wis.

Connections

Married Mary L. Becker, May 16, 1889 (died 1897).

father:
Asa A. Ballenger

spouse:
Mary L. Becker