John Christian Frederick Heyer Edit Profile
Studied theology under Doctor Justus H. C. Helmuth and Doctor Frederick D. Schaeffer, 1809-1814. Attended Göttingen (Germany) U., 1815-1816. Studied medicine and Sanskrit, Baltimore, 1840-1841.
Came to Philadelphia, circa 1807. Taught Zion Church School, Southwark, Philadelphia, 1813-1815. Licensed as Lutheran preacher by Pennsylvania Ministerium, 1817.
Itinerant preacher in Pennsylvania, 1817-1818. Preacher Cumberland parish, Maryland., 1818-1824. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1820.
Pastor at Somerset, Pennsylvania, 1824-1827, 32-37, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1827-1828. Secretary West Pennsylvania Synod, 1828-1831, president, 1831. Agent Sunday School Union of Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, 1830-1832.
Missionary German Foreign Missionary Society in India, 1842-1872, took furlough periods, 1846-1847, 57-69. Founded 1st foreign mission of his church, Guntur, India, 1842. Spent his 2d furlough as missionary in Minnesota, 1857-1869.
Chaplain Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1872-1873.
Married Mary (Webb) Gash, 1819, 6 children.