Butler, John George

Butler, John George a Lutheran minister, was born in Philadelphia in 1754. He served some time in the Revolutionary war, and afterwards commenced a. course of theology under the direction of his pastor. In 1779 he was licensed by the Synod of Pennsylvania and soon after took charge of the Lutheran Church in Carlisle and vicinity. He made missionary tours through Virginia and Tennessee. In 1805 he removed. to Cumberland, Md., and took charge of the congregation there, organized in 1794. Here he continued to labor with much zeal until the close of his life, Dec. 12, 1816. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, IX, i, 72; Evangelical Review, x, 564.

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