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Kunze, John Christopher

(Johan[n]; Kuntze; August 5, 1744–July 24, 1807). B. Artern, near Mansfeld, Saxony, Ger.; educ. Leipzig; to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1770; coadjutor to H. M. Mühlenberg*; ordained 1770; son-in-law of H. M. Mühlenberg; est. pretheol. school Philadelphia 1773, closed 1776 by Revolutionary War; succeeded Mühlenberg as chief pastor 1779; pastor NYC 1784; prof. Oriental languages Columbia Coll., NYC, 1784–87, 1792–99; official tr. of Congress 1785; prof. Hartwick Sem. 1797–1807. Works include Einige Gedichte und Lieder; Van den Absichten und dem bisherigen Fortgang der privilegirten Deutschen Gesellschaft zu Philadelphia in Pennsylvanien; Ein Wart für den Verstand und des Herz vom Rechten und Gebanten Lebenswege. See also United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 15.


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