March 15, 1832, Upwell, Wisbech, England.

August 14, 1924, Rome, New York.

Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Wisconsin.

John’s parents were Samuel Egar and Elizabeth Hodson. He emigrated to America in 1846 with his widowed mother, and was educated at Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin (BD 1856), and Racine College, Racine, Wisconsin (MA, 1858; DD 1872).

He served as a missionary at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (1856–57); rector in Waukesha, Wisconsin (1857–58); Beloit, Wisconsin (1858–60); Galena, Illinois (1860–63); Leavenworth, Kansas (1863–68); and at St. Peter’s Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1868–72); Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Nashotah, Wisconsin (1872–81); rector of Zion Church, Rome, New York (1881–1903), where he retired. His wife was Abigail S. Merrill. His works include:

  1. Sing, Sing for Christmas!

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