Schmucker, John George was born on August 18, 1771 in Mickelstadt, Hesse, Germany. Son of John Christopher Schmucker.
Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Pennsylvania, 1825.
18 children including Samuel Simon. Licensed to Lutheran ministry, 1793, ordained, 1800. Pastor Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Maryland., 1794-1809.
Pastor congregations, York, Pennsylvania, 1809-1836. President Ministerium of Pennsylvania, 1820-1821. A founder General Synod of Lutheran Church, Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary (now Gettysburg College), Western Pennsylvania Synod.
Author: The Prophetic History of the Christian Religion, or Explanation of the Revelation of St. John, 2 vols., 1817-1821.
Married Elizabeth Grass. Married second, Anna Hoffman, 1821.