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