Bossler, David

Bossler, David a minister of the German Reformed Church, was born in the vicinity of Selinsgrove, Pa., April 15, 1800. He joined the Reformed Church at fourteen, and at eighteen commenced the study of theology at Hagerstown, Md., under Rev. James R. Reily. He was licensed in 1821, and accepted a call from the Emmittsburg charge, which included several neighboring places. In 1829 he was appointed an agent to collect funds for the theological seminary at York. He served his first charge twelve years. In 1835 he accepted a charge at Harrisburg, Pa., where his field of labor at no time included less than six congregations. In addition to this work he was for many years agent for the Dauphin County Bible Society. In 1852 he became pastor of York charge with six congregations. He was very successful in collecting funds for Church enterprises. He was compelled by failing health to resign his congregation in 1868, and died in York, May 14, 1875. He was a man of great zeal, and unselfish fidelity to the Church. By nature generous and sympathizing, he was a man of exemplary piety. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the. Germ. Ref. Church, 5, 154.

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