Biography of Rev. Paul Press
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

Rev. Paul Press, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Church at Mt. Vernon, Ind., was born at Cambria, Wis., March 30, 1877, son of Reverend Gottlob and Julia (Guenther) Press, both born in Germany, and married in Missouri in 1867, shortly after coming to America, having known each other in Germany. Gottlob Press has devoted his life to the ministry in the Evangelical church. When Paul was about three years of age his father accepted a pastorate at Arcola, Ill., and four years later was called to New Hanover, Ill., where our subject spent the greater part of his youth. Paul Press was educated in the public schools at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill., and at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., where he completed a four year course and was ordained in the ministry in 1898. His first work was at Murphysboro, Ill., where he remained five and one half years, and in January, 1904, came to Mt. Vernon. He has been a member of the board of education since 1910 and in politics is a Republican. In 1905 Reverend Press married Anna Brauer, of Murphysboro, Ill., and they have two children, Paul and Helen.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.


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