(variants include Ahrens; Arnzius; d. 1691). Luth. pastor NYC 167191; came from Holland; successor of Jacob Fabritius* at Trin. Luth. Ch., Broadway and Rector St.; directed the building of a 2d ch. after the 1st. erected 1671, was demolished 1673 by the Dutch; his gentle character contrasted favorably with the despotic tendencies of Fabritius.
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