Johannes Oecolampadius, German-born Swiss (Basel)
reformer, died (b. 1482 at Weinsberg, Württemberg, Germany).
Scottish preacher and reformer, died in Edinburgh (b. ca.
one of the pioneers of Lutheranism in America who came to
America in 1700 as a land agent, was ordained as pastor at
the first Lutheran ordination in America.
Junipero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary to
America, was born in Majorca, Spain (d. 28 August 1784).
Francis Asbury (1745–1816)
began preaching in America. For the next forty-five years,
he was the main figure in establishing the Methodist Church
in the United States.
Henry K. Oliver, composer, was born at Beverly,
Massachusetts (d. 12 August 1885).
Johann F. Bading, president of the Wisconsin Synod and
of the Synodical Conference, was born at Rixdorf, near
Berlin (d. 24 May 1913).
Croly (b. 17 August 1780), Irish clergyman and hymnist,
A. S. (Arthur Samuel) Peake, English Methodist Bible
commentator, was born in Leek, England (d. 19 August 1929).
Hermann Adam Bentrup, missionary to the deaf, was born
at California, Missouri (d. 29 October 1948, Chattanooga,
Martin Theodore Winkler, LCMS missionary to New Zealand,
born in Stratmann, Saint Louis County, Missouri (d. 13 May
1883 Frederick Albert Hertwig, vice-president of
the Missouri Synod, was born at Effington, Minnesota (d. 29
June 1960, Detroit, Michigan). He was educated at Concordia
College (Saint Paul, Minnesota), Concordia College (Fort
Wayne, Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). He
served as pastor of Bethlehem (1908–1918)
and Gethsemane (1918–1960)
Lutheran churches in Detroit. He held several positions in
the Michigan District, including first vice-president from
1925 to 1944, and served as chairman of the Michigan School
Defense campaigns (1920–1927),
defending freedom of education. He served the Missouri Synod
as a member of the Pension Fund (1938–1944);
a member of the Board of Directors (1944–1946);
second, third and fourth vice-president (1946–1956);
first vice-president of the Synodical Conference (1946–1947);
a member of the Advisory Committee on Doctrine and Practice
for six years and chairman of the Fiscal Conference (1949–1956).
In 1951 he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree
from Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois).
1888 Paul Fred Martin Koehneke was born in
Chicago, Illinois (d. 15 February 1956, Milwaukee). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1910 and
served as a pastor in Hand Hills, Alberta (1910–1915),
and Dodge Center (1915–1918)
and Rushford, Minnesota (1918–1923).
He was a professor at Concordia College (Milwaukee)
beginning in 1923. He chiefly taught religion and German and
also served as registrar and secretary of the faculty. He
served on several district and Missouri Synod boards,
including as chairman of the synod’s
Board of Appeals.
Karl Hugo Hahn, missionary to African Hereros, died (b.
18 October 1818 at Riga, Latvia).
1902 The state of Wisconsin granted a charter to
the fraternal benefit society that became
Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL).
John Adam Detzer, an advisory pastor at the 1847
founding convention of the Missouri Synod, died (b. 1817).
1965 The Lutheran Social Service Center, Taipei,
Taiwan, was dedicated.
E. George Pearce, president of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of England since its formation in 1954, died (b. 23
1986 Leslie Frerking, president of the
Southeastern District of the Missouri Synod from 1959 to
1963, died in Charlotte, North Carolina (b. 3 September
1907, Corder, Missouri). He graduated from Saint Paul's
College (Concordia, Missouri) and Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis). Sent as a missionary to the southeast U.S. by the
English District, Frerking was one of five leaders who
pioneered the formation of the district in the late 1930s,
founding more than a dozen LCMS churches in the Carolinas
and Georgia. One was Ascension Lutheran Church (Charlotte,
North Carolina), where he was pastor from 1931 until his
retirement in 1972. He was very active in race relations
work in the southeast.