Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior, 1711-1787

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Henry Muhlenberg was a Lutheran clergyman and botanist; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785.

From the guide to the Henry Muhlenberg correspondence, 1779-1815, 1779-1815, (American Philosophical Society)

Henry Muhlenberg (also known as Gotthilf Heinrich Muhlenberg) was a Lutheran clergyman and a botanist.

From the guide to the Henry Muhlenberg journals, 1777-1815, 1777-1815, (American Philosophical Society)

Lutheran pastor and organizer of the first synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (1748). Born in Einbeck, in the Electorate of Hannover; studied at the university in Göttingen, and then in Halle, a center of Pietism; and was ordained in Leipzig in 1739. Muhlenberg emigrated to America in 1742, answering a call to lead the German Evangelical Lutheran congregations in southeastern Pennsylvania, and served as pastor to three congregations, in New Hanover, New Providence (today: Trappe), and Philadelphia. He presided over the building of schools and churches, including St. Michael's Church (1743) and, later, Zion (1766), in Philadephia (together, St. Michael's and Zion parish). He organized the new congregation of St. Peter's in Barren Hill (today: Lafayette Hill), Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, in 1752, and led the building of its schoolhouse (1758) and church (1761-1767). From 1776 until his death he resided in New Providence.

From the description of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg papers, 1771-1786. (German Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 607941205

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creatorOf Henry Muhlenberg journals, 1777-1815, 1777-1815 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior, 1711-1787. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg papers, 1771-1786. German Society of Pennsylvania, Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library
referencedIn Henry Melchior Muhlenberg's knowledge and practice of medicine, 1949, 1949 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Henry Muhlenberg correspondence, 1779-1815, 1779-1815 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Muhlenberg Family. Papers, 1769-1866. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Smith, C. Arthur. Arthur C. Smith collection, 1737-1893. Bucks County Historical Society
referencedIn Gregg, David M. Three Pennsylvania statesmen of the olden times, 1932. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815. Journals, 1777-1815. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Three Pennsylvania statesmen of the olden times, 1932, 1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Fisher, Wallace E. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg's knowledge and practice of medicine, 1949. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg family. Papers, 1779-1854. Muhlenberg College Library, Trexler Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815. Correspondence, 1779-1815. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Wallace, Paul A. W. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1967. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg family papers, 1769-1866, 1769-1866 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Ebeling, Christophe Daniel, 1741-1817 person
associatedWith Fisher, Wallace E. person
associatedWith Freylinghausen, Gottlieb Anastasius, 1719-1785. person
associatedWith Gregg, David M. person
associatedWith Hangleiter, Johannes. person
associatedWith Hoffman, William, 1740-1811. person
associatedWith Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 person
associatedWith Katz, Henrich, Sr. person
associatedWith Keppele, Henry, 1716-1797. person
associatedWith Muhlenberg family. family
associatedWith Muhlenberg family. family
associatedWith Muhlenberg Family. family
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815. person
associatedWith Smith, C. Arthur. person
associatedWith St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Paul A. W. person
associatedWith Weinbach, Susannah. person
associatedWith Zion--St. Michael's Lutheran Church (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
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Ebenezer (Effingham County, Ga.)
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Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Barren Hill (Pa.)
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Natural history
Lutheran Church--History--Sources
Lutheran Church--Clergy
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Birth 1711-09-06

Death 1787-10-07

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