Joseph the Hymnographer, Greek hymnist, died in
Constantinople (b. ca. 810, Syracuse, Sicily).
1507 Martin Luther was ordained as a Roman
Catholic priest by Bishop John of Laasphe. Prior Winand at
the Augustinian Cloister in Erfurt had ordered him to study
for the priesthood.
Adolf Clarenbach (ca. 1497–1529),
Reformation martyr with Anabaptist tendencies, was arrested
Lorenzo Cardinal Campeggio (1471/72–1539)
Henry VIII (1491–1547),
warning him of Martin Luther.
Herbert, English clergyman and poet, was born in
Montgomery Castle, Wales (d. 1 March 1633).
John Ernst Gutwasser was called to be the first Lutheran
pastor in America by the Lutheran Consistory at Amsterdam.
Tersteegen (b. 25 November 1697), German Protestant poet
and mystic, died.
Nielsen Hauge, a lay preacher who had a profound impact
on Norwegian Lutheranism, was born (d. 29 March 1824).
Heber, English clergyman and hymnist, died in
Trichinopoly, India (b. 21 April 1783).
1863 Theodore John Martin Wolfram,
president of the Iowa District of the Missouri Synod, was
born in Washington, D.C. (d. 3 April 1953). He was a
graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield,
Illinois) in 1887 and served as a pastor in Giddings, Texas
(1887–1889); Waterloo, Iowa (1889–1914);
Charter Oak, Iowa (1914–1922); and
Germantown, Iowa (1922–1925). He
was an associate pastor at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beginning in
1925. He served as vice-president of the Iowa District from
1909 to 1914 and as president of that district beginning in
1914. He retired in 1928.
1864 William Henry Ferdinand Cholcher,
president of the Southern Nebraska District of the Missouri
Synod, was born in Lanz, Pomerania (d. 6 January 1943). He
graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield,
Illinois) in 1889 and served as a pastor in Deshler,
Nebraska, until 1938. He was vice-president of the Nebraska
District from 1903 to 1922 and of the Southern Nebraska
District from 1922 to 1924. He was president of the latter
district from 1924 to 1930.
Joshua Edwards Ford, missionary to Syria, died (b. 3
August 1825, Ogdensburg, New York).
1881 Rudolph H. C. Meyer was born (d.
1958). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in
1904 and served parishes in Elmore, Ohio (1904–1909);
Detroit, Michigan (1909–1925); and
Saint Louis, Missouri (1925–1958).
He was secretary of the Board of Directors of Concordia
Publishing House from 1926 to 1950, chairman of the Church
Extension Board of Michigan from 1915 to 1925, chairman of
the Mission Board of the Western District from 1945 to 1951
and editor of the Western District edition of The
Lutheran Witness from 1936 to 1956.
Alfred August Friedrich Schmieding, professor at
Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois), was
born in Malcolm, near Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 4 May 1963).
Brahms (b. 7 May 1833), celebrated German composer,
Christian August Thomas Selle, a charter member of the
Missouri Synod and a professor at the synod's teachers
seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Addison, Illinois, died
(b. 21 February 1819, Gelting, Angelm province, Schleswig).
Philipp Jakob Trautmann, a charter member of the
Missouri Synod, died (b. 21 February 1815, Lambsborn,
Rhenish Palatinate, Bavaria).
Reinhold Pieper, professor of exegetics, homiletics and
church history at Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois), died (b. 2 March 1850 in Carwitz,
Karl Gustave Henry Kretzmann, first full-time curator of
Concordia Historical Institute, died (b. 23 February 1877).
B. Wilson (b. 6 September 1880), American sacred choral
Luther Dotterer Reed, president of the Lutheran
Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, died (b. 21 March 1873
at North Walls, Pennsylvania).