Born: March 8, 1835, New Haven, Connecticut.
Died: March 9, 1905, West Burlington, New York.
Buried: 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.
He also wrote:
If you know where to get a good photo of Anketell (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),