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Cornelius Woelfkin, American theologian.


Woelfkin, Cornelius was born in 1859 in New York, September 15. Son of John Frederick and Christiana (Austermühl) Woelfkin.


Ed public schools, New York. Doctor of Divinity, Rutgers. 1905. Rochester U., 1906.

Doctor of Laws, Denison, 1912. Doctor of Letters, Franklin and Marshall, 1913. Doctor of Divinity, Colgate University, 1920, New York University, 1921.


Ordained Baptist ministry, 1886. Pastor Bangall. New York, 1885-1887. Hackensack, New Jersey, 1887-1892, North Church, Jersey City, 1892-1894, Greene Avenue Church, Brooklyn, 1894-1905.

With American Baptist Home Missionary Society, 1905-1906. Professor homiletics, Rochester Theological Seminary, 1906-1912. Pastor 5th Avenue Church, New York, 1912-1922, when church moved to Park Avenue and changed name to Park Avenue Church President American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, 1911.

Twice lecturer, twice convocation preacher, instructor, summer of 1908, 09, University of Chicago. Sanders lecturer Union Theological Seminary, on Baptist History and Polity. Trustee Rochester Theological Seminary.

Director Union Theological Seminary. Member of council New York University.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Chambers of the Soul, 1899.


Member 71st Regiment and Lieutenant Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1878-1884.


Married Lillie S. Distler, May 3, 1882.

Christiana (Austermühl) Woelfkin