Tag: Education

Appenzeller, Henry G. (1858-1902)
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Appenzeller, Henry G. (1858-1902)

Pioneer Methodist Missionary to Korea Henry G. Appenzeller, together with his wife, Ella, and in company with Presbyterian Horace G. Underwood, set foot on dry ground at Chemulpo (present day Inchon) on Easter Day, April 5, 1885. From that time until his tragic death in a steamship collision off the coast of Korea in June,...

Hall, Anna E. (1870-1964)
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Hall, Anna E. (1870-1964)

Long-time African-American missionary educator in Liberia Anna E. Hall was born near Bainbridge, Georgia on March 1st, 1870. She lived a religiously oriented childhood with her mother, a seamstress, and expressed the desire to serve as a missionary while a student at Clark University (now Clark Atlanta University) in Atlanta, Georgia, where she completed the...

Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)
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Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)

Mission Bishop and Founder of Relief Agency Herbert Welch (1862-1969), the longest serving Methodist bishop, played multiple roles of lasting significance in the mission and social history of the church. His accomplishments included: Originator and first executive (1940 to 1948) of what is today the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the disaster response and development...

Old Mutare Mission
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Old Mutare Mission

Early center of Methodism in Zimbabwe The town of Mutare was originally founded in 1891 but when a proposed railway line from Beira could not be constructed through the site it was decided to move the settlement to a different location situated on the railway line. When Cecil Rhodes was asked what he intended to...

College of West Africa
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College of West Africa

Heritage Landmark of Methodist education in Liberia The College of West Africa (CWA), a college preparatory high school in Monrovia, Liberia, and the second oldest secondary school in the country, has prepared leaders for all levels of government, business, and social services. Several well-known people, including current President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (first female...

Feely, Gertrude
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Feely, Gertrude

Mission educator in Japan Gertrude M. Feely was a Methodist Episcopal Church, South, missionary in Japan. She served under the guidance of the Women’s Division of the MECS and after 1940 of the Methodist Church. Feely received her B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1927. She earned an M.A. from Scarritt College in Tennessee...

Cartwright, Peter (1785-1872)
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Cartwright, Peter (1785-1872)

Pioneering Methodist Preacher in Illinois Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) was born in Amherst County, Virginia. The family soon moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where 16 year old Peter was converted at a camp meeting and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became a preacher in 1802 and was later ordained by Francis Asbury and William McKendree....

Asbury Manual School and Mission
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Asbury Manual School and Mission

Heritage Landmark for Mission to Native Americans in South Carolina Fort Mitchell was built by the Georgia militia in 1813 during the Creek War on the main Indian trade route to the Tombigbee River. It was the trading post for the southeast from 1817 to 1820, and a military post until 1840. In September 1821,...

Woolston, Beulah (1828 ~ 1886) and Sarah H. (? ~ 1910)
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Woolston, Beulah (1828 ~ 1886) and Sarah H. (? ~ 1910)

Pioneering female missionary teachers in China The Woolston sisters graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Wilmington, Delaware, and became teachers. Answering an appeal from the mission board of the Methodist Episcopal Church to begin “woman’s work” in China, they sailed for Foochow (Fuzhou) in 1858. They were supported by the Ladies’ China Missionary Society of...

Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)
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Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)

One of the first Chinese medical doctors Kang Cheng, also known as Ida Kahn, was born into a poor family in Jiujiang (Kiukiang), Jiangxi province. She was adopted by Gertrude Howe, a student of the University of Michigan, and left school to work as a missionary in Jiujiang before completing her degree. During Kang’s childhood,...