BRECK, Carrie Elizabeth (née Ellis). b. Walden, Vermont, 22 January 1855; d. Portland, Oregon, 27 March 1934. Carrie Breck, writer of poems, prose, and hymns, including ‘Face to face with Christ my Saviour’*, was the second of seven children born to Stephen Thompson Ellis (1827-1901) and Elizabeth Naomi Boynton Cobern Ellis (1833-1911). Her father sold his farm in Walden and moved with his family to Vineland, New Jersey, in December 1863 (Breck, p. 45). Vineland had been founded less than two years earlier by Charles K. Landis (1833-1900) as an alcohol-free utopian community. The grape juice industry was fundamental to the town in its early years—hence the name Vineland.
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