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Biewend, Adolf Friedrich Theodor

(May 6, 1816–April 10, 1858). Pastor and educator. B. Rothehütte, Hannover. Educ. Clausthal 1828–35 and U. of Göttingen 1835–38. Tutor Grünenplan, Braunschweig, 1838–42. Applied to a miss. soc. in Stade, which was ready to send him to America. Encouraged by F. K. D. Wyneken to go to America. Ordained May 10, 1843, Hannover. Pastor Washington, D. C., 1843–47. Joined Pennsylvania Synod. Resigned pastorate because cong. was not purely Luth., but a mixture of Luth., Ref., and RC elements. Taught Columbian Coll., Washington, D. C., 1847–49; prof. Ft. Wayne seminary as successor of C. L. A. Wolter 1849–50; prof. Conc. Sem., St. Louis, 1850–58. Promoted study and use of Eng. language and an Eng. academy in St. Louis. Advocated closer relations with other Luth. chs., esp. the Norw. and Tennessee Synods.

H. C. Wyneken, Adolf Fr. Th. Biewend (St. Louis. 1896).

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