Braconier, Daniel

Braconier, Daniel, an esteemed minister of the German Reformed Church, was born in Washington County, Md., Oct. 10, 1808. He early united with the Church; studied at York, Pa.; was ordained in 1833, and placed as pastor over the Church at Clear Spring, in his native county. After laboring here for three years, he removed to Shepherdstown, Va., and afterwards to Winchester, whence he returned again to his former charge, and spent the remainder of his life in this field, dying there Oct. 23, 1868. Mr. Braconier was a faithful and efficient minister of the Gospel, and highly esteemed by the people whom he served. He took a deep interest in the cause of education, and was for many years a member of the board of visitors of the theological seminary at Mercersburg, Pa. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 4, 294-299. (D. Y. H.)

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