Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Augustine Prentiss

The Rev. Augustine Prentiss was born on 1 September 1857 in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of William Otis Prentiss and Maria (Jenkins). He was the brother of the Rev. Stephen Elliott Prentiss, who would later serve as rector of St. John's Church in Elkhart. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1882 and came to St. Paul's Mishawaka as rector two years later, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the church. He also served briefly at St. John's Elkhart and after a brief return to South Carolina, came back to the diocese and served as rector of St. James, South Bend, from 1891 to 1892. There he helped organize a vested boys' choir. He moved to Baltimore and later Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was stationed from 1897 to 1898. His date and place of death are unknown, and he was not enumerated on the federal census of 1900.


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