Methodist Minister, farmer, and bee keeper, the Reverend John Lewis Guiler was born in Summerfield, Ohio on August 27, 1850. Married Lottie Vale Summers in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. In December 13, 1885, John L. Gulier and Judge Goddard raised funds for the First Methodist Church with the cornerstone being laid on June 11, 1886 - See First Methodist Church, Billings Gazette, May 14, 1933. JL Guiler operated a Boarding house according to the 1901 Polk City Directory. Served as pastor for four years at Boulder, Montana and for two years at Butte. Reverend Guiler died in June, 1927 - See Early Pastor of City Dies, Billings Gazette, June 3, 1927. Lottie Summers Guiler died in 1943 - See Widow of Early Minister Dies, Billings Gazette, May 18, 1943. Buried at Mountview Cemetery. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley, Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage and On This Corner: First United Methodist Church (Billings).
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See First Methodist Church, Billings Gazette, May 14, 1933. 1901 Polk City Directory. See Early Pastor of City Dies, Billings Gazette, June 3, 1927. See Widow of Early Minister Dies, Billings Gazette, May 18, 1943. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley. See Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage and On This Corner: First United Methodist Church (Billings).
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