Johnson J. Wagoner, was born in Rural Valley, Armstrong Co., Pa., March
13, 1852. His early education received in the schools of the vicinity
was followed by a collegiate course in Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.,
and by a post-graduate course in Heidelberg University. In 1875 he was
ordained a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church and faithfully
served that denomination in four or five pastorates, during a period of
about fifteen years. He was received as a minister in the Reformed
Church in 1889 or 1890; and until the time of his death served eight
different charges: Emlenton, Turtle Creek, Pa.; Millersburg, Ind.; St.
Jacobís near Tiflin, Ohio; South Bend, Pa.; Germano, Mohican, and
Marshallville, Ohio. He died suddenly in Akron, Ohio, on September 22,
1916. He is survived by his widow, five sons and four daughters.
including Portraits and Biographical Sketches, Almanac and Year Book for
the Reformed Church in the United States, 1918, page 49