Hartzell, Joseph C.


June 1, 1842 - Sept. 6, 1928
Born June 1, 1842 Converted and called to preach 1857. In 1868 graduated from the Illinois Wesleyan University with degree of A. B., and from Garrett Biblical Institute with the degree of B. D. Later received the honorary degree of D. D. and LL. D. from leading Institutions. In same year joined the Central Illinois Conference and was stationed at Pekin. In 1870 transferred to New Orleans and for three years was pastor of Ames Church. Nine years presiding elder of New Orleans District. In 1873-32, founder and editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. In 1832-96, corresponding secretary of educational work in the South among both White and Negro people. 1896-1916, Bishop for Africa. 1916 retired under the age limit. Blue Ash, Ohio. Died September 6, 1928.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1928.