Wenn, John Charles (1850-1940)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1931

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

JOHN CHARLES WENN: born at Outwell, Norfolk, in 1850. He entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1872. After a term in the Sunderland Institute, he began his ministry in Glasgow, and for forty years served with ability and faithfulness in both town and country circuits. He was a man of wide culture, deep insight, and sound judgment. He was brotherly and unassuming. His preaching was forceful and convincing. He was a devoted pastor and loyal friend. He delighted especially in the fellowship of his brethren, and was beloved by them. He retired from the active ministry in 1912, but continued to serve the churches. He entered into rest on February 4, 1940, in his ninety-first year  nd in his sixty-eighth year as a Methodist minister.


John was born on 17 January 1850 at Outwell, Norfolk, to parents Charles, who worked the land, and Rebecca.

He married Emily Penelope Turner (abt1858-1925) in late 1879 at Derby, Derbyshire.

He married Louisa Fawcett (abt1872-1944) in early 1929 at Derby, Derbyshire.

John died on 4 February 1940 at Derby.


  • 1872 Portsmouth
  • 1873 Maidstone
  • 1875 Hastings
  • 1876 Margate
  • 1877 Glasgow II
  • 1878 Greenock
  • 1879 Watford
  • 1881 London IX
  • 1882 Camden Town
  • 1883 Northampton
  • 1886 Gravesend
  • 1889 Reading
  • 1892 Woolwich
  • 1895 Tunbridge Wells
  • 1898 Aldershot
  • 1900 Plymouth
  • 1903 Stroud
  • 1907 Maidenhead
  • 1912 Derby (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1931/270

Methodist Minutes 1940/175

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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