Biography of John B. Wrightsman
Clay, St Joseph County, IN Biographies

John B. Wrightsman, a minister and teacher, located on sec. 26; P. O., South Bend; he is a son of Samuel and Mary (Redpath) Wrightsman, natives of Virginia, and was born in Pulaski county, Virginia, in 1853; he is of German descent. His father is living in Botetourt county, Virginia, and his mother died when he was only an infant. He came to this county in 1875, and first stopped in South Bend, where he remained about two years, in the mean time, attending high school at that place; he also attended college at lluntingdon, Penn. He afterward moved into Clay tp., where he was united in marriage in 1879 to Miss Fannie Cripe, a native of this tp., born in 1850; she is tlìe mother of one child, John Earl Oripe. Politically, Mr. W. is a Republican; his educational advantages were poor, being compelled to depend upon his own resources for his education. He has been a minister of the gospel ever since lie was 15 years old, having united with the Church at the age of 14. He is now pastor of the German Baptist Church in Clay tp., and is a zealous Christian and an upright man.

History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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