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George John Kirn

Clergyman , educator

George John Kirn, American clergyman, educator. Member Western Philosophical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Illinois Academy of Science.

Background

Kirn, George John was born on July 15, 1863 in Owosso, Michigan, United States. Son of Jacob Frederick and Fredericka Rosina (Goetz) Kirn.

Education

Bachelor of Science, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, 1886, Master of Science, 1890. Master of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1895, Doctor of Philosophy., 1897. Summers University of Chicago, 1910, 12, 16.

Doctor of Divinity, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, Illinois, 1916.

Career

Ordained ministry Evangelical Association, 1888. Pastor various chs., 1886-1898. Presiding elder of Flint (Mich) District, 1898-1902, St. Joseph District, 1902-1903.

Professor apologetics and Biblical literature, 1903-1910, professor philosophy and psychology, since 1910, dean, since 1912, North Central College.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Religion—a Rational Demand, 1900. Contributor serial “Great Crises in Religion,” in Evangelical Messenger, also various papers, Western Philosophical Association.

Membership

Member Western Philosophical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Illinois Academy of Science.

Connections

Married Sophia C. Alles, 1888.; married second, Rosa Catherine Umbreit, of Naperville, 1911. Children: Mistress Lorilla Regina A. Wellner, Gerald W., Mistress Norma Delta Bosshardt, Mistress Cordelia Catherine Worner.

father:
Jacob Frederick Kirn

mother:
Fredericka Rosina (Goetz) Kirn

spouse:
Sophia C. Alles

spouse:
Rosa Catherine Umbreit

child:
Mistress Lorilla Regina A. Wellner Kirn

child:
Gerald W. Kirn

child:
Mistress Norma Delta Bosshardt Kirn

child:
Mistress Cordelia Catherine Worner Kirn