Born: March 15, 1832, Up­well, Wis­bech, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 14, 1924, Rome, New York.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Be­loit, Wis­con­sin.


John was the son of Sa­mu­el Egar and Eliz­a­beth Hod­son: He mar­ried twice, to Ab­i­gail S. Mer­rill (1834–?) and Lau­ra Ma­ria Hyde (1838–1927). He emi­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1846 with his wi­dowed mo­ther.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Na­sho­tah House, Na­sho­tah, Wis­con­sin (BD 1856), and Ra­cine Col­lege, Ra­cine, Wis­con­sin (MA, 1858; DD 1872).

He was a mis­sion­a­ry in Prair­ie du Chien, Wis­con­sin (1856–57). He then served as 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).

He was a Pro­fess­or of Ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal His­to­ry, Na­sho­tah House The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Na­sho­tah, Wis­con­sin (1872–81); and rec­tor of Zi­on Church, Rome, New York (1881–1903), where he re­tired.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Egar (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?