Old Salem in Lebanon; A History of the Congregation and Town

Old Salem in Lebanon; A History of the Congregation and Town

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... he departed for New York in the Fall or Summer of 1774. The next chapter will furnish a brief sketch of his life as a whole. '1. 0. The first one who served her exclusively. CHAPTER XVI. FR1EDRICH AUGUSTUS 'CONRAD MUHLENBERG. HIS young pastor of Salem was the second son of the Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. He was born on January 2, 1750, and was baptized three days later. Con __ J_ rad Weiser, Dr. Freder fi""'"' """"""""""""" ick Ziegenhagen, the Court preacher at London, and G. A. Francke, of the Institutions of Halle, were his sponsors. At the age of thirteen he was sent, with both his brothers, to the Halle Institutions and the German Universities to study. The one brother subsequently became General Peter Muhlenberg of Revolutionary fame, and the other was, with Audubon, one of the most celebrated naturalists in America at the close of the last century. He was pastor of Trinity Church, Lancaster. After a seven years' absence in Germany, Muhlenberg returned to America in 1770, with his future brother-in-law, Dr. Kunze. On October 25 he was ordained at the meeting of Synod at Reading, and he became the assistant of his brother-in-law, Rev. Schulze at Stouchsburg (Tulpehocken) in Decem ber. He preached at Schaefferstown, and, as we have seen, became pastor at Lebanon in 1773. In the latter half of 1774 he became pastor of the Lutheran congregation in New York. His pastorate there ended just before the Revolutionary war broke out. In February, 1 776, the American General Charles Lee took possession of the city with troops and threw up defences. Muhlenberg now sent his wife back to her parents in Philadelphia. He remained in...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911822
  • 9781236911827