(February 21, 1819April 3, 1898). B. Gelting, Angeln province, Schleswig, Ger.; teacher at 14; to Am. 1837; printer's apprentice and factory worker; studied theol. privately; licensed by what later was called The Ev. Luth. Joint Syn. of Ohio* and Other States. Pastor West Newton (then sometimes also called Robstown), Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania; New Lisbon, Columbiana Co., Ohio; withdrew from Ohio Syn. 1845 (see Document of Separation). Pastor Chicago, Illinois, 1846. Charter mem. of the Mo. Syn. Pastor Crete, Illinois, 1851; Rock Island, Illinois, 1858. Prof. teachers sem., Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Addison, Illinois, 186193. Coed. Evangelisch-Lutherisches Schulblatt.
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