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Sprecher, Samuel

(December 28, 1810–January 10, 1906). B. near Williamsport and Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland; educ. Luth. Theol. Sem., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Pastor Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Principal of Emmaus Institute, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 1840–42. Pastor Martinsburg, W. Virginia, 1842–43; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1843–49. Influenced by S. S. Schmucker.* Pres. Wittenberg Coll., Springfield, Ohio, 1849–74; continued as prof. till 1884. At first supported the Definite* Syn. Platform; later regarded it as hopeless. See also American Lutheranism.

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