1835–1905

March 8, 1835, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

March 9, 1905, West Bur­ling­ton, New York.

Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

John was the son of John An­ke­tell and Au­gus­ta Abi­gail Mills, and hus­band of Mary Lou­ise But­ter­field.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Yale Col­lege, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut, and at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Hal­le-Wit­ten­berg in Prus­sian Sax­o­ny.

He was or­dained a dea­con of the Am­er­i­can Epis­co­pal church in 1859, and priest in 1860. He found­ed St. John’s (Am­er­i­can) Epis­co­pal Church in Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny, in 1869, and lat­er be­came pro­fess­or of He­brew and Greek Ex­e­ge­sis at Sea­bu­ry Di­vi­ni­ty School, Far­i­bault, Min­ne­so­ta.

Anketell trans­lat­ed about 120 hymns from Ger­man, Greek, La­tin, He­brew, French, Span­ish, Da­nish, Ital­i­an and Syr­i­ac. These ap­peared in the New York Church Re­view, start­ing in 1876, and in othe­r periodicals.

His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. In Bond­age to the Law
  2. Bright o’er Beth­le­hem’s Low­ly Man­gers
  3. Jesu! Our Eter­nal King!
  4. Jesus! Name of All Most Ho­ly
  5. Lord Je­sus, on the Ho­ly Mount
  6. Lord, Thy Word Abid­eth Ev­er
  7. O Christ, Thy Con­stant Bless­ing
  8. O Joy of Earth!
  9. O Thou Who in That Last Sad Night
  10. On the Banks Where Jor­dan Rolled
  11. Rejoice, the Sav­ior Reigns!
  12. Ring Out, Sweet East­er Bells
  13. Sion, Haste to Meet Thy King

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