Activist, Chinese-American relations

Mary Louisa KelloggMary Louisa Kellogg was baptized at ACC in 1852, and grew up in the church. She was the granddaughter of the first pastor, Rev. Bela Kellogg.

This wedding photograph documents her marriage in 1876 to Yung Wing, a graduate of Yale College and the Chinese minister to the United States. They were married in Avon (unknown location) with Mr. Yung’s dear friend, the Rev. Joseph Twichell of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, officiating.

They had two children before she died in 1886. Her husband raised the two young boys, at the same time he was actively promoting Chinese-American relations, as described in his remarkable autobiography.