Saint Timothy and Saint Titus, Pastors and Confessors
Council of Trent
issued an official statement making a clear distinction
between Catholicism and Protestantism.
Maria Abbatini, music theorist and composer, was born in
Tiferno, Italy (d. 1677/79).
Johann Matthaeus Meyfart, hymnist, humanist, German
theologian and poet, died in Erfurt, Germany (b. 9 November
1590, Jena). [German
Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader, was born (d.
28 August 1805).
1744 Leopold Franz Friedrich Lehr, hymnist, died
in Magdeburg (b. 3 September 1709, Kronenburg, near
Frankfurt am Main). He was educated at Jena and Halle and
worked as a tutor, serving the Halle orphanage. He was also
active in Köthen, collaborating with the court preacher to
publish the Köthnische Lieder. He was made assistant pastor
at Köthen in 1740. [The Handbook to
the Lutheran Hymnal, comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis:
CPH, 1942): 535–36]
1745 Peter Brunnholz (d. 1757), Lutheran pastor,
arrived in Philadelphia. A Danish Lutheran, he was born in
Schleswig and educated at Halle. He assisted Henry Melchior
Muhlenberg, serving at Philadelphia and Germantown from 1745
to 1751 and at Philadelphia alone from 1751 to 1757. He was
a cofounder of the Pennsylvania Ministerium.
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer and
ninth son of
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750),
died (b. 21 June 1732).
Gobat, missionary to Africa and later bishop in
Jerusalem, was born in Cremine, Switzerland (d. 11 May
Sheldon Dibble, missionary to Hawaii, was born in
Skaneateles, New York (d. 22 June 1845).
Albert L. Peace, church organist, was born at
Huddersfield, England (d. 14 March 1912, Liverpool,
1859 Millionaire inventor of the reaper
(1809–1884) married Nettie Fowler,
a devoted Christian. Following his death, Nettie used her
enormous wealth to establish McCormick Theological Seminary
in Chicago and to support the work of D. L. Moody, John R.
Mott and countless missionaries to Asia.
1887 Frederick Roth Webber was born in Decatur,
Illinois (d. 27 December 1963).He graduated from the
Lutheran School of Theology (Maywood, Illinois) in 1914 and
was ordained in Racine, Wisconsin, in June of that year,
accepting a call from the First Lutheran Church (Beloit,
Wisconsin). From 1915 to 1917 he was a missionary to
stations and congregations in Wisconsin and Chicago. In 1918
he accepted a call from Faith Lutheran Church (Cleveland,
Ohio) and remained there until 1937. He served on the
Architectural Committee of the English District of the
Missouri Synod, writing articles for various periodicals. In
1927 he published his magnum opus, Church Symbolism.
He also wrote the three-volume History of Preaching in
Britain and America. He spent much of his time with
archeological research in England.
Herman Hugo Hohenstein, pioneer in religious
broadcasting, was born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 8 May 1961).
von Trapp, musical Austrian baroness, was born in
Vienna, Austria (d. 28 March 1987).
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), the oldest
Pentecostal denomination, convened its first General
Loy, president of Capital University (Columbus, Ohio)
died (b. 17 March 1828, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania).
Peter Marshall (b. 27 May 1902), Presbyterian clergyman
and chaplain to the U.S. Senate (1947–1949),
1971 Food for
was incorporated in Glendale, California.
Stanley Jones (b. 1884), American Methodist missionary
to India, died.