(180479). B. Olvenstedt, near Magdeburg, Ger.; studied theol. at Halle; pastor St. Andreas, Erfurt; imprisoned twice for refusal to use official Agenda (opposed its Ref. tendencies); permitted to emigrate with mems. of congs. at Erfurt, Magdeburg, and elsewhere; to Am. 1839; settled at Buffalo, New York; pastor there ca. 40 yrs.; founded Martin Luther Coll., Buffalo, New York, and The Syn. of the Luth. Ch. Emigrated from Prussia (see Buffalo Synod). Ed. Die Wachende Kirche.
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