(18281907). B. Rosstal, near Nürnberg; educ. Nürnberg and Neuendettelsau; to Frankenhilf (now Richville), Michigan, as an emissary of J. K. W. Löhe* 1851; joined Missouri* Syn. 1852; with G. M. Grossmann* to Iowa 1853 because of differences with the Mo. Syn.; helped found Iowa* Syn. 1854; pastor Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio 185393; pres. Iowa Syn. 18931904; prominent in the opposition of his syn. to the Mo. Syn. Works include Geschichte der Evangel.-Luth. Synode von Iowa und anderen Staaten; Denkschriften commemorating the 10th, 25th, and 50th anniversaries of the founding of the Iowa Syn.
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