Rev. Paul Press, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Church at Mt. Vernon, Ind., was born at Cambria, Wis., March
30, 1877, son of Reverend Gottlob and Julia (Guenther) Press, both born in Germany, and married in Missouri in
1867, shortly after coming to America, having known each other in Germany. Gottlob Press has devoted his life to
the ministry in the Evangelical church. When Paul was about three years of age his father accepted a pastorate
at Arcola, Ill., and four years later was called to New Hanover, Ill., where our subject spent the greater part
of his youth. Paul Press was educated in the public schools at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill., and at Eden Theological
Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., where he completed a four year course and was ordained in the ministry in 1898. His first
work was at Murphysboro, Ill., where he remained five and one half years, and in January, 1904, came to Mt. Vernon.
He has been a member of the board of education since 1910 and in politics is a Republican. In 1905 Reverend Press
married Anna Brauer, of Murphysboro, Ill., and they have two children, Paul and Helen.
History of Posey County, Indiana
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