Biography of Miss Emily A. Kellogg


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MISS EMILY A. KELLOGG, of Mount Forest. was born in Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y,, in 1848, daughter of Rev. Hiram H. and Mary G. (Chandler) Kellogg. Her father was educated at Hamilton College, from which he graduated in t822, and from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1826. In the latter year he was ordained to the ministry, and from that time his life work was preaching the Gospel, sndss an educator. He was the founder of the Clinton Domestic Semisary in 1833, of which he was president for eight years. This was the first institution of its kind, and after it Mt. Ilolyoke was modeled. Mr. Kellogg was the first president of Knox College, elected in 1841, and held that position four years, and during that time he vished Great Britain in the interests of that College. He was an intimate friend and co-worker with Gereit Smith in the early days of the abolition agitation. Mr. Kellogg was a champion of right and a friend of the oppressed. He was pastor of the Union Church of Galeshurg for two years, after his connection with Knox College ceased, fullowing which he returned to Clinton and took charge of the Seminary fur three years. He then devoted himself to pastoral work, He was for three years secretary of the Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church, for the Northwest, and subsequently was, for ten years, pastor of churches in Iowa. In 1878 became to Mount Forest, Ill., and established the Forest Home School. He purchased the hotel which had been erected by the Mount Forest Land Company at an expense of aboat $10,000, a fine three story structure, 40x40 feet, with addition 15x25 with capacity for accommodating thirty guests, besides the room occupied by the school. The school was opened in 1879. Befoce he had been enabled to carty out his plans Mr. Kellogg was stricken down by the baud of death, in January, 1881, and the burden devoleed upon Miss Emily A. Kellogg, under whose management the school has continued. The hotel is pleasant and attractive; its beautiful location, surrounded by forest trees, makes it as a place of resort all that its name implies, a “Forest Home.”

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.