American Lutheran Biographies; Or, Historical Notices of Over Three Hundred & Fifty Leading Men of the American Lutheran Church. with a Historical Introduction & Numerous Portrait Engravings

American Lutheran Biographies; Or, Historical Notices of Over Three Hundred & Fifty Leading Men of the American Lutheran Church. with a Historical Introduction & Numerous Portrait Engravings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...this time Mr. Kurtz made a visit to Baltimore, where he spent the Sabbath and preached for his father's friend, the Rev. Mr. Goerock. His services proved highly acceptable, and the result was that he was called to be his assistant, and finally became his successor. In the year 1792 he was married to Maria Messersmith, in whom he found a devoted wife, and with whom he lived most happily for more than half a century. They had nine children. Mrs. Kurtz died in 1841, aged seventy-six years. In 1816 the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the University of Pennsylvania. In 1823 the Rev. Mr. Uhlhorn was chosen his assistant. In 1832 or 1833 Mr. Kurtz resigned his charge, and a pension was settled upon him. In his eighty-eighth year he preached on two occasions, one of which was the dedication of the Rev. M. Schwartz' church. In 1853, being then in his ninetieth year, he attended, by particular request, the laying of the corner stone of the two German Lutheran churches, and, on each occasion, delivered an address. Dr. Kurtz died in Baltimore on the 30th of June, 3856, in the ninety-third year of his age, leaving one son and three daughters. His death was occasioned by no particular malady, but was rather the result of the gradual exhaustion of the sources of animal life. Dr. Kurtz was distinguished for simplicity, frankness and uncompromising integrity. He was a man of much more than ordinary powers, and was a diligent student and great reader during his whole life. In his earlier years he bestowed considerable attention on Botany and Entomology; but, as he advanced in life, his studies took almost entirely a theological direction. He was an evangelical, impressive and earnest preacher, and an eminently faithful and affectionate...show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639715
  • 9781236639714