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Simon Peter Long

Clergyman

Simon Peter Long, American clergyman.

Background

Long, Simon Peter was born on October 7, 1860 in McZena, Ohio, United States. Son of George and Margaret (Merkling) Long.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Capital U., Columbus, Ohio, 1883, A.M., 1886. Theological course, Columbus and Philadelphia. Studied Shoemaker Oratorical School.

(Doctor of Divinity, Wittenberg College, 1909, Susquehanna U., 1909).

Career

Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1886. Pastor Loudonville, O., 1886-1890, Massillon, O., 1890-1893, Columbus, 1893-1903. President Lima College, Ohio, 1898-1903.

Pastor First Church, Mansfield, O., 1903-1918, Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, October since 1918. President Wittenberg Synod, 1909. Tendered presidency of Lenoir College, Hickory, North Carolina, and called to First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, 1915, but his congregation refused to let him accept either position.

President Chicago Lutheran Bible School, 1927. Lectured throughout United States, 1917, in interest of 400th anniversary of the Reformation of 16th Century. Author: Prepare to Meet Thy God, 1894.

The Wounded Word, 1903. The Great Gospel, 1904. The Eternal Epistle, 1908.

The Way Made, 1908; Prophetic Pearls, 1913. The Crime Against Christ and What I Owe to My Church, 1923. My Lord and My Life (an autobiography including a trip to Jerusalem and 18 countries), 1925.

Wrote a reply to R. G. Ingersoll, called “Bob’s Bible”. Home: Chicago, Ill.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Prepare to Meet Thy God, 1894. The Wounded Word, 1903. The Great Gospel, 1904.The Eternal Epistle, 1908. The Way Made, 1908

Connections

Married Clara Alice Marion, May 12, 1887. Children: Margaret Adaline, Clara Martha, Mary (deceased), Naomi Norma, Loy Luther (deceased), Ruth Antoina.

father:
George Long

mother:
Margaret (Merkling) Long

spouse:
Clara Alice Marion

child:
Margaret Adaline Long

child:
Clara Martha Long

child:
Mary Long (deceased)

child:
Naomi Norma Long

child:
Loy Luther Long (deceased)

child:
Ruth Antoina Long