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Clergyman

David Frederick Schaeffer, American clergyman.

Background

Schaeffer, David Frederick was born on July 22, 1787 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederick David and Rosina (Rosenumuller) Schaeffer.

Education

Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1807. Doctor of Divinity, St. John’s College, 1836.

Career

Called to Lutheran Church, Frederick, Maryland., 1808. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1812. An organizer Maryland.

Synod; an organizer General Synod, 1820, secretary, 1821, 25, 27, 29, president, 1831, 33. Founder, conductor Lutheran Intelligencer (1st English Lutheran church paper), 1826-1831. Trained candidates for the ministry.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Krebs, June 28, 1810, 6 children.

father:
Frederick David Schaeffer

mother:
Rosina (Rosenumuller) Schaeffer

spouse:
Elizabeth Krebs