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    P. B. BERRY
    from page 372 of 1920 History of The
    Church Of The Brethren, Southern District of Ohio

    P.H. Berry was born near Logan Ohio, September 2, 1862. His father was Abraham S. Berry and his mother, a daughter of Elder John Hunsucker. Brother Berry begin serving the church as a mere lad under ten years old, by building fires and sweeping the church house located on his father's farm. In this same church house, at the age of seventeen, under the preaching of Elder D.N. Workman, he became a member of the church. He had, however begun the prayer life when but a child and was early conscious of the call to the ministry by the Holy Spirit. He was elected to the ministry September 15, 1889, in the Blanchard Church near Dupont Ohio. He was ordained to the eldership at Bethany Church, Boone County Indiana, June 5, 1902.

    Immediately after his election to the ministry, Brother Beery decided to get a better education and in less that five weeks he landed at Mount Morris Collage, with his wife and baby. He afterwards attended Juniata Collage and DePauw University, working his was through the entire course. This required ten years time and he was graduated with the A.B. degree in June 1899. He taught for a number of years. In later years, he was employed by the Santa Fe Railway. In 1901, he started a mission at Indianapolis, Indiana, under the Mission Board of that state and remained three years. In 1904 he located in Covington Ohio, where he was helpful in building a large church edifice, and saw all of his children baptized into the church. He is now (1920) located in California, where he is pastor of a church in Los Angeles. He is zealous and resourceful.

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