Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Almon Clarke Stengel

The Rev. Almon C. Stengel was born in May 1870 in Buffalo, New York, the son of John A. and Eliza (Hulsinger) Stengel. He was a graduate of St. Stephen's School and later General Theological Seminary in 1901, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walker in 1903. His first assignment came as a missionary to the towns of Randolph and East Randolph in New York, which he followed with a short stint in Braddock, Pennsylvania. He became rector of Trinity, Logansport, at the end of 1906 and died while in office while visiting Buffalo on 10 January 1910. Commenting on Stengel's death in his annual council address, Bisho White remarked, "He came to us a sick man. His life, daily disintegrating under one of the most insidious diseases we know, his ministry exhibited to the end a degree of faith, integrity of purpose and fidelity worthy of the highest commendation." The nature of his illness is not known and not reported in his obituary. He was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.