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Clergyman

Frederick David Schaeffer, German clergyman.

Background

Schaeffer, Frederick David was born on November 15, 1760 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. Son of Johann Jakob and Susanna Maria Schaeffer.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Pennsylvania, 1813.

Career

Went to Pennsylvania, 1774. Licensed by Ministerium of Pennsylvania, Lutheran Church, 1786, ordained, 1788. Pastor, missionary in York and Cumberland counties, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1786-1790.

Founder Lutheran congregation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1788. Pastor St. Michael’s Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania, and affiliated chs., 1790-1812, St. Michael’s and Zion’s churches, Philadelphia, 1812-1834. Author: Antwort auf eine Vertheidigung der Methodisten, 1806.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Antwort auf eine Vertheidigung der Methodisten, 1806.

Connections

Married Rosina Rosenmuller, 1786, 8 children, including David Frederick, Frederick Christian, Charles Frederick, Frederick Solomon.

father:
Johann Jakob

mother:
Susanna Maria Schaeffer

spouse:
Rosina Rosenmuller