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Allwardt, Heinrich August

(March 2, 1840–April 9, 1910). B. Wachendorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ger.; to Am. 1851 (not 1853); educ. Conc. Coll., Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri; pastor in the Germania-Crystal Lake area, Marquette Co., Wisconsin, 1865–73, and at Lebanon, near Watertown, Wisconsin, 1874–1910. Opposed C. F. W. Walther* in Predestinarian* Controversy; helped form a separate conf. November 1881 at Blue Island, Illinois; the conf. joined the Ohio Syn. 1882. Allwardt was pres. of the Ohio Synod's NW Dist. 1883–90 and of its successor, the Wisconsin Dist., 1890–99; pres. of the Bd. of Control, Luther Sem., Afton, later St. Paul, Minnesota, 1884–1910. Wrote Die jetzige Lehre der Synode von Missouri von der Ewigen Wahl Gottes (1909). See also Free Lutheran Conference, 3; Ohio and Other States, The Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of, 5, 8.

[F. W.] St[ellhorn], “Doktor H. A. Allwardt,” Theologische Zeitblütter, XXIX (1910), 168–170; J. L. Neve, History of the Lutheran Church in America, 3d rev. ed. W. D. Allbeck (Burlington, Iowa, 1934), p. 265.

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