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Grossmann, Georg Martin

(October 18, 1823–August 24, 1897). Luth. clergyman, educ., organizer. B. Grossbieberau, Hesse-Darmstadt, Ger.; studied at normal school, Friedberg; taught at Friedberg, Rottheim, and Lollar; became interested in J. K. W. Löhe's* work in Am.; studied theol. at Erlangen and Nürnberg: sent by Löhe to Michigan 1852; conducted training school for teachers at Saginaw 1852; because of controversies with pastors of Mo. Syn. (see Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The) he went to Iowa with J. A. Deindörfer* and reopened his school at Dubuque 1853; soon turned the school into a sem.; pres. of it till ca. 1874: helped organize Iowa* Syn. 1854; 1st pres. Iowa Syn. 1854–93; resumed training of teachers at orphanage at Andrew, Jackson Co., Iowa, 1878; this school was moved 1879 to Waverly, Iowa, where it was combined 1885 with the coll. that had been maintained in connection with the sem. at Mendota, Illinois; head of this school 1878–94. Wrote Die christliche Gemeindeschule.

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