(John Stough; January 25, 1762July 1845). B. York Co., Pennsylvania; wagonmaker; lay preacher in W Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania from 1787; licensed as catechist by Pennsylvania Ministerium 1793, licensed candidate 1794, ordained pastor 1804; pioneer preacher in Ohio and Ky ca. the turn of the c.; to Columbiana Co., Ohio, 1802 to organize congs. and conduct revivals; settled in Columbiana Co. 1806; to Crawford Co., Ohio, 1829; pres. of what later became The Ev. Luth. Joint Syn. of Ohio* and Other States 181820, 1822, 1824, 1828; said to have traveled 100,000 mi. preaching in 5 states.
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