Brodt, John Henry
Brodt, John Henry a Presbyterian and Congregational minister was born at Troy, N.Y., June 2, 1827. After pursuing a course at Troy Academy and at the Polytechnic Institute, he entered the Union Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1853. He was ordained at Troy as an evangelist in 1854, and in that year became acting-pastor of the Church at Columbia, California. A bronchial affection interfering with his work, he was for one year secretary of the Water Company at San Francisco. and afterwards edited The Pacific. From 1858 to 1862 he was acting-pastor of the Church at Petaluma; from 1862 to 1864 had charge of the Presbyterian Church at Marvsville; for eight months of 1864 he preached in the Howard-street Church, San Francisco, of the same denomination; from 1865 to 1867 pastor at Salem, N.Y.; in December 1867, he was chosen to serve the Park Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, remaining until the dissolution of the Church in February 1869. In the same city he was installed pastor of the New England Congregational Church, September 27, 1870, from which he was dismissed in December 1872. He resided, without charge, at Dansville after this date, and died there, September 8, 1875. See Cong. Quarterly, 1876, page 421; Presbyterian, October 2, 1875; Gen. Cat. of Union Theol. Serm. 1876, page 68.