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A history of Eureka college with biographical sketches and reminiscences. Illustrated (1894) (14766887945)

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A history of Eureka college with biographical sketches and reminiscences. Illustrated (1894) (14766887945)

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John Darst of Eureka College
Identifier: historyofeurekac00eure (find matches)
Title: A history of Eureka college with biographical sketches and reminiscences. Illustrated
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Eureka College. Alumni association Dickinson, Elmira J. (Elmira Jane), 1831-1912
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Publisher: St. Louis : Christian Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



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number of men. He chose this river locality forhis home, because religious and educational workwas sadly needed there. During the twenty yearsof his life there all that he had and was, was freelj*given to educate and Christianize the people. Hemet with opposition and persecution for a time, butalso had good success, and came to be much be-loved. He preached, made converts and organizedchurches in a number of places, built the churchhouse for his home church with very little aid, andwas its pastor for sixteen years. He made thesame mistake others of our pioneer preachersmade, he required too little of others and causedthem to depend too much on him. Finally hishealth failed and he was crippled financially.He brought his family to Eureka, 111., in 1858.Although broken in health and mental power bya long illness occurring shortly before his coiningWest, his life iu his new home was not useless;he soon became a working elder in the church.His active eldership in Ohio and Illinois covered
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.lulls D UtSl . BIOGRAPHICAL. 121 a period of forty years. He was a trustee ofBethany College for a number of years before hecame to Illinois. He was President of the Boardof Trustees of Eureka College for eleven yearsbefore his death, and was deeply interested in itswelfare. President Everest once said of him, that ofall men he had come in contact with, he had theleast admixture of selfishness. The good of TheCause was always first with him. Another whoknew him well said, when notified of his death, If ever the words which Christ applied toNathanael applied to any other man they did toA. G. Ewing. He was an Israelite indeed in whomthere was no guile. He fell asleep on August28th, 1873, at his home in Eureka, Illinois. JOHN DARST. John Darst was born November 6,1816, in Greenecounty, Ohio. Both of his grandfathers camefrom Germany. His boyhood and youth werecharacteristic of that early pioneer life. He learn-ed to read and write, went as far into practicalarithmetic as his teachers li

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