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Bading, Johann

(1824–May 24, 1913). B. Rixdorf, near Berlin; studied in Gossner* Missionary Society (1846) and under Louis Harms at Hermannsburg (1849) for miss. work in Afr.; deciding to go to Am., he left Louis Harms (1852) and completed studies at Barmen; sent to Am. by Langenberg Soc.; arrived Wisconsin 1853; ordained 1853 by J. Mühlhäuser* and Jacob Conrad; held pastorates at Calumet, Theresa, Watertown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; pres. Wisconsin Syn. 1860–64, 1867–89; one of chief negotiators with representatives of Mo. Syn. in forming Synodical* Conference 1872; pres. Syn. Conf. 1882 to 1912; pres. Bd. of Trustees, Northwestern Coll., Watertown, Wisconsin, 1865–1915; traveled in Ger. to raise funds for Northwestern 1863, 64; resigned pastorate in 1908 but remained asst. till 1913. Led Wisconsin Syn. to confessional Lutheranism. Instrumental in locating Northwestern Coll. at Watertown rather than Milwaukee.

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