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John H. Breaden


REV. JOHN H. BREADEN, son of Rev. William P. Breaden, was born at West Sunbury, Butler county, Pennsylvania, January 23, 1851. He received his primary education in the public schools, then took an academic course at West Sunbury Academy, and entered Westminster College, New Wilmington, in 1870, where he was graduated in 1874. He entered the Theological Seminary, Allegheny, in the autumn of the latter year, where he took a full theological course, was licensed to preach in April, 1877, and was ordained June 11, 1878. He received a call from Oakland congregation, located near Anderson, Hancock county, West Virginia, accepted it, and remained in charge of that church until he accepted a call from Mt. Pleasant church, Beaver county, Pennsylvania, with which he remained for seven years, and was next called to take charge of the congregation at West Sunbury, over which his father was pastor for thirty-five years. Since 1887 he has been pastor of the West Sunbury church, and under his careful and judicious ministry the congregation has prospered in every way. Mr. Breaden was married August 19, 1879, to Mary A. Crawford, a daughter of W. L. Crawford, of Hancock county, West Virginia, and has three children, viz.; William L. C.; Bessie H., and Charlotte K. Mr. Breaden is an ardent Prohibitionist, and gives his earnest support to all measures which he believes are for the moral and material benefit of the community.

History of Butler County, 1895, page 1061


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