(John Muehlhaeuser; August 9, 1804September 15, 1868). Father of the Wis. Syn.; b. Notzingen, Württemberg, Ger.; joined Christian young men's soc. Basel, Switz.; enlisted by C. F. Spittler* for a miss. trip to Austria, Hung., and Boh. 182932; imprisoned MarchOctober 1832 on charge of proselytizing and organizing secret socs.; released; returned to Notzingen; entered Rhenish* miss. house Barmen 1835; sent to Am. 1837 as teacher NYC; unsuccessful; ordained by New York Ministerium; pastor Rochester, New York, 183848; to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 1848 as colporteur; founded Grace Luth. Ch., Milwaukee, 1849, of which he was pastor to his death; 1st pres. (184960) of what was later called Wisconsin* Syn.; elected Senior 1860, an office created for him.
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