Jesse Walker

Jesse Walker (HM1RS1)

Location: Plainfield, IL 60544 Will County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 36.116', W 88° 12.107'

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1766 - 1835


This monument was erected by Methodists North and South, and was dedicated by the Rock River Conference assembled in Joliet September Twenty-Seventh, Nineteen Hundred Eleven, in memory of
Jesse Walker
1766 - 1835
Susannah, his wife
1757 - 1832

He was the Daniel Boone of Methodism, and laid the foundation of the Church in Illinois and Missouri. He was the first presiding elder of the district known as Illinois and afterwards of the district known as Missouri, and was conspicuous as the founder of Methodism in the City of St. Louis.
He was the first Methodist minister to enter the bounds of Rock River Conference and as superintendent of the Chicago Mission inaugurated the first Methodist services in Chicago, in company with the Rev. Stephen R. Beggs, on June 15, 1831.
At a session of Rock River Conference held in Plainfield, Ill. A.D. 1850, his remains were borne to this place from a pioneer cemetery one mile southwest by his sons in the Gospel.
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HM NumberHM1RS1
Year Placed1911
Placed ByMembers of the Methodist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 399852 N 4606278
Decimal Degrees41.60193333, -88.20178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.116', W 88° 12.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 6.96" N, 88° 12' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)815, 630, 312
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15415 IL-59, Plainfield IL 60544, US
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