Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Joseph Edmund Wildman

The Rev. J. Edmund Wildman was born in Brookfield, Connecticut, on 11 January 1840, the son of William Meeker and Ann M. (Stilson) Wildman. He married Ann Augusta Beardsley on 27 August 1862.  He graduated from Berkeley Divinity School in 1867 and began his career at St. John's Church in North Haven, Massachusetts. He moved briefly to Indiana and spent a year at St. James, Goshen, between 1869 and 1870. He returned to Connecticut to become rector of St. Paul's Church in Wallingford, where he stayed for the remainder of his career, retiring in 1906. He died in Pittsburgh on 25 December 1911, where he was visiting his daughter.