Jennie Logan Bryan, C.S.D.

Portrait by Chase Emerson. Original Longyear Collection.


JENNIE LOGAN BRYAN of Peoria, Illinois, was a frail child, and in 1883, at the age of 24, she became seriously ill of a spinal condition which medical treatment could not cure. Christian Science help was sought in 1885, and within a week she had improved to the point where she was able to continue treating herself until she was entirely healed. Jennie attended Mrs. Eddy’s September 1888 Primary class at the Massachusetts Metaphysical College, and later had additional instruction with Dr. Alfred Baker. She became a practitioner listed in The Christian Science Journal in 1890, and a teacher of Christian Science in 1899. In succeeding years, she felt that her frequent trips to Boston in order to keep in touch with progress there, contributed much to the sturdy growth of Christian Science in Peoria. Jennie Logan helped establish a branch church in Peoria, and her work as a practitioner and teacher continued for well over 50 years.

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