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Clergyman

Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, German clergyman.

Background

Mühlenberg, Henry Melchior was born on September 6, 1711 in Einbeck, Hanover. Son of Nicolaus Melchoir and Anna Marie (Kleinschmid) Mühlenberg.

Education

Attended U. Göttingen, 1735-1738.

Career

Appointed teacher in Waisenhaus at Halle, 1738. Came to Philadelphia to prevent union of Lutherans of the United Congregations (Philadelphia, New Providence, New Hanover) with other German Protestants in Pennsylvania, 1742. Organized 1st Lutheran Synod in American, 1748.

Visited Lutheran congregations throughout New England. Recognized as virtual founder of Lutheran Church in Am.

Connections

Married Anna Maria Weiser, April.

father:
Nicolaus Melchoir Mühlenberg

mother:
Anna Marie (Kleinschmid) Mühlenberg

spouse:
Anna Maria Weiser