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Ernst, Johann Adam

(November 27, 1815–January 20, 1895). “Father of Missouri Lutheranism in Canada.” B. Öttingen, Ger.; cobbler by trade; entered teacher training under J. K. W. Lohe* 1841 as his 1st student; to Am. with J. G. Burger* 1842; mem. Ohio Syn. (see Ohio and Other States, The Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of) 1842–45; suggested organizing new syn. to C. F. W. Walther* 1845; signed “document* of separation” from Ohio Syn. September 18, 1845, at its Cleveland, Ohio, conv.; signed W. Sihler's* original draft of the Missouri* Syn. const. in St. Louis, Missouri, May 20, 1846, and was among the founding fathers of the Mo. Syn. at the meeting at Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 1846 and Chicago, Illinois, April 1847. Pastor Neudettelsau, Union Co., Ohio, 1848; in and near Marion, Marion Co., Ohio, 1848; Town Eden, Erie Co., New York, 1849; Euclid, near Cleveland, Ohio, 1860; Lecon and Elmira, Waterloo Co., Ont. (then called Can. West), Can., 1863; Euclid, Ohio, 1881. See also Canada, B 10.


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