Keach, Cortland Mathew. (Washington County, Wisconsin, January 23, 1850--December 1, 1925, Alma Center, Wisc.). Advent Christian. Pastorates at Pine Hill, Pleasant View, South Alma, Hixton, North Branch, Avon, City Point, all in Wisconsin (dates are unknown although his pastorate at South Alma was for nearly thirty years). Author of several hymns and tracts. His best known hymn is "He Purchased Life for Me," set to music by A.E. Bloom. He was a farmer-preacher and also surveyor for Jackson County, Wisconsin, for twenty-five years.
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