Brodhead, Jacob, Dd

Brodhead, Jacob, D.D., a minister of the Reformed Dutch Church, was born at Marblehead, New York, in 1782. He graduated at Union College, where he became a tutor in 1802. In 1804 he became pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Rhinebeck, and was afterward successively one of the pastors of the Collegiate Church of New York City in 1809, pastor of the First Reformed Dutch Church of Philadelphia, which he established in 1813, and of the church in Broome Street, New York, in 1826. In 1837 he became pastor of a church at Flatbush; in 1841 he removed to Brooklyn as minister of the Central Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of that city. He relinquished pastoral service in 1847, and died at Springfield, Mass., June 5th, 1855. Great tenderness of feeling characterized his preaching and his pastoral intercourse.

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