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Leonard Immanuel Tafel

Clergyman

Leonard Immanuel Tafel, American clergyman. Served as sergeant, United States Army, 1917-1921; Member Swedenborg Scientific Association (president 1938-1946), Swedenborgian Foundation.

Background

Tafel, Leonard Immanuel was born on February 6, 1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Louis Herman and Anna Louise (Dutt) Tafel.

Education

Doctor of Medicine Atlantic Medical College, Baltimore, 1912. Doctor of Medicine New Church Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1921-1924.

Career

Interne, Minnesota Eastern State Hospital, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 1913, private practice medicine, N.W. Canada. Ordained to ministry of the Swedenborgian Church, June 22, 1924, and served as pastor Frankford (Philadelphia) Swedenborgian Church since 1926.

Membership

Served as sergeant, United States Army, 1917-1921. Member Swedenborg Scientific Association (president 1938-1946), Swedenborgian Foundation.

Connections

Married Gertrude Hommen, May 26, 1920. Children: Anna Louise, John Frederick, Rudolph Edward, Louis Leonard, Walter Richard.

father:
Louis Herman Tafel

mother:
Anna Louise (Dutt) Tafel

spouse:
Gertrude Hommen

child:
Anna Louise Tafel

child:
John Frederick Tafel

child:
Rudolph Edward Tafel

child:
Louis Leonard Tafel

child:
Walter Richard Tafel