Friedrich Valentin Melsheimer Edit Profile
Attended U. Helmstedt.
Appointed chaplain Dragoon Regiment of Brunswick Auxiliaries hired by British Crown to suppress rebellious American colonies, 1776. Wounded and captured at Battle of Bennington, 1777. Pastor of 5 small Lutheran chs., Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1779-1783.
Pastor, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 1784-1786. Professor Greek, Latin and German, Franklin College, 1786-1787, worked to keep college in existence, 1787-1789. Pastor St. Matthew’s, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1789-1814.
Author: Catalogue of Insects of Pennsylvania, 1806.
Married Mary Agnes Man, January 18, 1779.