Rev. Jermain Loguen

Rev. Jermain Loguen was a former fugitive slave turned minister. Loguen travelled with John Brown to the Douglass home in Rochester and thence to Canada while looking for recruits for Brown’s plot. During the Civil War, Loguen was a loud voice on the various issues facing the black troops.

Frederick Douglass’ son Lewis later married Rev. Loguen’s daughter, Amelia, linking the families.

Rev. Jermain Loguen died on September 30, 1872 at the age of 63. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.

Exact Grave GPS coordinates: 43.033178, -76.141282

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