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Lochner, Friedrich Johann Carl

(September 23, 1822–February 14, 1902). B. Nürnberg, Middle Franconia, Bav., Ger.; studied drawing, engraving, and music; failing eyesight and advice of J. K. W. Löhe* prompted him to change career and study for Luth. ministry at Preparatory School in Nürnberg, sem. at Schwabach, and sem. at Neuendettelsau, where he studied liturgical singing under F. E. Hommel*; to Am. 1845. Pastor Salem United Luth. and Ref. Cong., Toledo, Ohio, 1845–46; failed in efforts to have cong. constitute itself a Luth. cong. Served parishes in Madison and Macoupin Cos., Illinois, 1846–50; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1850–76; pastor Springfield, Illinois, and instructor at Conc. Sem. there 1876–87; asst. pastor Trin. Luth. Ch., Milwaukee, 1889. With P. Fleischmann* et al. est. a training school for teachers in Milwaukee 1855; this school later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, then to Addison, Illinois, then to River Forest, Illinois (see Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The, V 6). Issued Notwehrblatt to counteract the influence of J. A. A. Grabau*; other works include Feste und Gebräuche in der lutherischen und katholischen Kirche; Der Hauptgottesdienst der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche; Liturgie für einen Kinder-Gottesdienst zur Feier der heil. Weihnacht; Liturgische Formulare; Osterbuch; Passionsbuch; Predigten über die Episteln der Sonn- und Festtage des Kirchenjahres nebst ein paar Gelegenheitspredigten. See also Detzer, John Adam; Michigan Synod, 2. FLP

“Friedrich Johann Carl Lochner: An Autobiography,” tr. W. Lochner, CHIQ, VI (1934), 110–117; O. F. Hattstädt, “The Life and Works of Pastor Frederick Lochner,” CHIQ, XXI (1949), 166–174.

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