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Gutwasser, John Ernst

(Joannes Ernestus Goetwater, etc.; at least 16 different spellings of the name). Dutch; 1st pastor of the oldest Luth. ch. in Am.; called April 3, 1657, by the Luth. Consistory, Amsterdam; ordaived April 10; sent to New Amsterdam (later called NYC); Ref. pastors protested his presence and work; arrested several times; sent back to Holland June 19, 1659. See also United States, Religious History of the, 6.

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