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Philip Vollmer


Philip Vollmer, German theologian.


Vollmer, Philip was born on November 28, 1860 in Frankenthal, Germany. Son of Jacob and Catharine (Braun) Vollmer.


Came to America, 1878. Graduate Bloomfield (New Jersey) College, 1881, and Presbyterian Seminary, 1884. Student Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1885.

Doctor of Philisophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1893. Summer semester University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1895, University of Strassburg, 1906. Doctor of Divinity, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1901.


Philip, Professor Clement, Paula (deceased), Thekla (Mistress M. H. Day). Ordained ministry of Presbyterian Church, October 28, 1884. Founder, and pastor, Presbyterian Church of Peace, Brooklyn, 1884-1889.

Pastor St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Philadelphia, 1889-1905. Professor theology, Ursinus School of Theology, Philadelphia, 1998-1907, Central Theological Seminary, Dayton. O., 1907-1923, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, January 1923-1925.

Executive secretary Commision on Christianity and Social Problems, since 1925. Instructor Bloomfield College, 1881-1886. President German Reformed Synod of the East, 1901, German Reformed Classis, 1902.

President of the board of trustees German Synod of the East, 1898-1902. President General Synod Board of Ministerial Relief. Director Ursinus College.

Trustee Central Theological Seminary Lecturer on religion, travel and sociol, topics: editor Friedenstaube, 1885-1905. Department editor Reformed Church Messenger, 1893-1911. Editor of Reformed Witness, 1905-1907.

Independent in politics. Author: Evangelischer Liederschatz, 1896. John Calvin, 1908; Modern Student’s Life of Christ, 1911.

Shorter Heildeberg Catechism, 1894. Der Heidelberger Katechismus, 1893. Life of Gustavus Adolphus, 1897.

The Reformation, a Liberating Force, 1917. Outline Studies in the History and Literature of the Apostolic Church: New Testament Sociology, 1923. The New Testament Writings, 1924.

Christian Family Altar, 1925. Home: Palmyra, New Jersey.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Evangelischer Liederschatz, 1896. John Calvin, 1908


Married Mathilde Wilhelmina Osann, June 29, 1885. Children: Beatrice (Mistress Éleuthère Irénée Powell), Review.

Jacob Vollmer

Catharine (Braun) Vollmer

Mathilde Wilhelmina Osann

Beatrice Vollmer (Mistress Éleuthère Irénée Powell)

Rev Vollmer