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Bassler, Gottlieb

(December 10, 1813–October 3, 1868). B. Langenthal, Switz.; to Am. at 4; printer 1826 to 1836; at 23 attended Pennsylvania Coll. and the Luth. Theol. Sem. Gettysburg. Teacher, miss. pastor, dir. Licensed by W Pennsylvania Syn. 1842; founded several Luth. congs.; secy. of meeting that founded Pittsburgh Syn. January 1845; pres. Pittsburgh Syn. 1848 to 1850, 1856–58, 1865–67. Dir. Orphans' Farm School, Zelienople, Ohio, 1854–68. First pres. Gen. Council of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in N Am. 1867 to 1868. See also Canada, B 5.

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