Vigilius died in Syracuse on his way back to Rome after
attending the fifth church council.
1099 The armies of the First
Crusade reached the walls of Jerusalem.
Johannes (Hans) Luther, first son of Martin Luther, was
born (d. 27 October 1575).
1576 The "Torgau Book", a forerunner of
Formula of Concord that was based on Andreae's "Six
Christian Sermons" and was eventually revised into the
Bergen Book that became part of the Formula of Concord, was
completed. Written by Jakob Andreae, Martin Chemnitz, David
Chytraeus and others, it was the compilation of the
Maulbronn Concord and the Swabian-Saxon Concord.
Christian Streit, Lutheran chaplain in the Revolutionary
War, was born near Germantown, New Jersey (d. 10 March
1753 German Lutheran settlers arrived in
Nova Scotia and founded Lunenburg.
David Elliott Campbell, martyred Presbyterian missionary
to India, was born in Pennsylvania (d. 13 June 1857).
Gossner Mission Society received royal sanction.
1843 Protestant mystic
Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin,
died (b. 20 March 1770). [German
Johannes Reinhard, who helped organize the General
Synod, died (b. 14 March 1776).
Xavier Gruber, Austrian church organist and composer of
"Silent Night" (STILLE NACHT), died in Hallein, Upper
Austria (b. 25 November 1787).
Juergen Ludwig Neve, Lutheran professor and author who
wrote a history of Lutheranism in America, was born in
Silesia, Germany (d. 12 August 1943).
Concordia Synod of Pennsylvania and Other States was
organized by a group of pastors who had withdrawn from the
Ohio Synod because of the controversy on election and
1888 Carl Albert Gieseler was born in
Racine, Wisconsin (d. 13 January 1965, Valparaiso, Indiana).
He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1913
and served as a pastor in Detroit, Michigan, from 1913 to
1924. He was a professor at Saint John's College (Winfield,
Kansas) from 1924 to 1927 and at Valparaiso University from
1948 to 1965.
1907 Conrad Vetter, a home missionary in
Kansas, died (b. 28 March 1835, Ebsdorf, Kurhessen, near
Marburg). Educated in Marburg, he taught from 1862 to 1865
in a school for troubled boys in Schladen, Hannover.
Desiring to serve the Lord, he turned to the training school
of Pastor Louis Harms at Hermannsburg. In 1866 he emigrated
to the U.S. and entered the practical department of the
Missouri Synod's seminary in Saint Louis, completing his
studies in December 1867. He served parished in Warrenton,
Missouri; Calhoun County, Illinois; Osage Bluff, Missouri;
and Atchison, Kansas, the latter from 1883 until his death.
He was active as a circuit visitor, member of the district
missions commission, chair of the commission on support and
of the Eastern Kansas Pastoral Conference.
1913 Ohio-born Methodist evangelist
George Bennard (1873–1958)
introduced his hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" for the first
time at one of his special evangelistic meetings in Pokagon,
1913 Albert G. Huegli was born in Detroit,
Michigan (d. 18 October 1998). A 1936 Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) graduate, he served from 1944 to 1969 as an
assistant professor and dean at Concordia Teachers College
(River Forest, Illinois) and as vice-president and president
of Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Indiana). He retired
1934 The first
Wycliffe Bible Translators linguistics training course
was offered at Camp Wycliffe in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas.
This study lasted three months. Since then Wycliffe has
trained thousands and maintains one of the largest
Protestant missions in the world.
Carl Ackermann, Lutheran professor and college
president, died (b. 12 September 1858).
1955 Martin Ilse Sr., pioneer
institutional missionary, died at Cleveland, Ohio (b. 21
September 1870, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). He graduated from
Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) in 1889 and from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1892. Until 1922 he
served as pastor at Saint John Lutheran Church (Collinswood,
Ohio). During that time he also founded institutional
missions in Cleveland and helped in the formation of the
Midwest Institutional Pastors Conference, the Cleveland
Deaconess Association and the Lutheran Nurses Association.