Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
Arndt, devotional writer, was born in Edderitz near
Ballenstedt am Harz (d. 11 May 1621, Celle).
Joshua von Kocherthal, early Lutheran pastor in New
York, died (b. ca. 1669/70).
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (1711–1787)was
recognized as the duly appointed pastor of the Lutheran
churches in America at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
1784 In Baltimore, Maryland, at the first general
conference held in America,
(1745–1816) was ordained
the first American bishop of the Methodist Church.
Hodge, the leading American Reformed theologian of the
nineteenth century, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
composer, was born at Fareham, Hants, England (d. 10 May
1880, London, England).
John Edgar Freedom, Presbyterian missionary to India,
was born in New York City (d. 13 June 1857).
August Rohrlack, Missouri Synod secretary, was born in
Neu-Ruppin, Prussia, Germany (d. 26 November 1913).
Friedrich Craemer (1812–1891)
baptized the first Chippewa Indians as part of the Lutheran
mission effort in Michigan.
Josiah Conder, hymnist, died at Hampstead, Middlesex,
England (b. 17 September 1789, Falcon Street, London).
1869 The composing room at
Concordia Publishing House (on the campus of Concordia
Seminary in Saint Louis) was put into operation.
Walter Erich Koehler, German church historian, was born
at Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1946).
Lars Wilhelm Boe, Norwegian Lutheran church leader, was
born in Calumet, Michigan (d. on the same date, 1942).
1877 The first Lutheran Diet in America was held
in Philadelphia (through 28 December).
Samuel Shoemaker, American Episcopal clergyman
and writer who helped Alcoholics Anonymous develop its
Twelve Steps formula, was born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 30
October 1963, Baltimore).
Herman Ottoman Alfred Keinath, professor at Concordia
Teachers College (Seward, Nebraska) and at Concordia
Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois), was born in
Richville, Michigan (d. 13 June 1952).
1898 The Third Lutheran Diet in America was held
in Philadelphia (through 29 December).
American temperance leader
(1846–1911) raided and
wrecked her first saloon in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Richard F. Weymouth (b. 1822), English Baptist
philologist and New Testament scholar, died.
Peter C. Lutkin
(b. 27 March 1858, Thompsonville, Wisconsin), American
Episcopal choral director and organist, died at Evanston,
Cyrus S. Nusbaum (b. 27 July 1861, Middlebury, Indiana),
American Methodist clergyman and hymnist, died in Wichita,
1942 Lars Wilhelm Boe died (see above under 1875).
John W. Boehne,
congressman, member of the Missouri Synod Board of
Directors and founder of the Lutheran Laymen's League, died
(b. 28 October 1856).
Frederick Roth Webber died in Mount Vernon, New York (b. 26
January 1887, Decatur, Illinois). 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.
Saint John Lutheran School, Rennie’s
Mill, Hong Kong, was dedicated.
1986 Hulda A. Maier, widow of
Walter A. Maier Sr., founder and first speaker for
The Lutheran Hour
radio broadcast, died on her 96th birthday. Her husband died
in 1950, shortly after the couple had marked twenty-five
years of marriage. Throughout their marriage, Hulda Maier
took an active role in her husband's career as editor,
professor, author, internationally known radio speaker and