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Clergyman , educator

Franklin Kline Fretz, American clergyman, educator. Member of Pennsylvania German Society (president), Northampton County Genealogical and History Society (president); Kiwanian.

Background

Fretz, Franklin Kline was born on April 6, 1876 in Line Lexington, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry Landis and Wilhelmina (Kline) Fretz.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1897, Doctor of Divinity, 1921. Graduate Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mount Airy, Philadelphia, 1900, A.M., same year. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1911.

Career

Catherine. Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1900. Pastor St. John’s Church, Easton, Pennsylvania, since 1912. Organized psychological clinic, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1911.

Professor research department of theology, Temple University, since 1909. Professor sociology, Temple University, School of Theology, 1910-1940. Chaplain City of Easton, by appointment of mayor, 1916-1920.

Director Philadelphia Seminary Ministerium of Pennsylvania. Vice president board of directors of the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. Vice president board of education of the United Lutheran Church.

Vice president board of trustees Eastern Public Library. Chairman Theological communications of the United Lutheran Church in America.

Membership

Member of Pennsylvania German Society (president), Northampton County Genealogical and History Society (president).

Connections

Married Cora Weikel, November 7, 1900.

father:
Henry Landis Fretz

mother:
Wilhelmina (Kline) Fretz

spouse:
Cora Weikel