Born: April 8, 1852, near Bremen, Ohio.
Died: January 28, 1956, Elgin, Illinois.
Buried: Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Illinois.
William was the husband of Adaline Beery (married 1888).
He attended Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where he later taught vocal music. He also conducted music institutes and singing classes.
In 1910, he and his wife moved to Elgin, Illinois, where both worked for the Brethren Publishing House. His music was included in several Brethren hymnals.
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