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Rudolph Emile Brestell

Clergyman

Rudolph Emile Brestell, American clergyman. Member National Guard New York, 1891-1894.

Background

Brestell, Rudolph Emile was born on July 4, 1873 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Major Charles and Maud Henrietta (Thacher) Brestell.

Education

Preparatory education, Hayden Academy, New York City. Bachelor of Arts, St. Stephen’s College, Annandale, New York, 1895. Master of Arts, 1898.

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary, 1898. Doctor of Divinity, St. Stephen’s College of Columbia University, 1929.

Career

Deacon, 1898, priest, 1899. Protestant Episcopal Church. Curate Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898-1901.

Rector Trinity Church, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1901-1903. Curate St. Martin’s in the Field, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, 1903-1904. Curate St. Paul’s Church, Camden, New Jersey, 1904-1905, rector, 1905-1936, rector emeritus since 1941.

Membership

Member National Guard New York, 1891-1894.

Connections

Married Bessie Maud Craske, November 9, 1899.

father:
Major Charles Brestell

mother:
Maud Henrietta (Thacher) Brestell

spouse:
Bessie Maud Craske