Crist, Jacob B

Crist, Jacob B.

a Lutheran minister, was born in Berks County, near Reading, Pennsylvania, November 11, 1798. Removing to Harrisburg, Virginia, he joined the Methodist Church, and in the fall of 1824 was licensed as a preacher; for one year was pastor of the Warm Springs Circuit; was selected as travelling companion to bishop McKendree three years; and for several years agent for the Sunday-school Union and the American Colonization Society. He afterwards joined the Lutheran Church; became agent for the Illinois College and for the Education Society; in 1850 pastor at Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which he served three years; and then successively pastor at Kishacoquillas, Mifflin County; Sinking Valley, Blair County; Jenner Charge, Somerset County; Antis, Blair County; supplying, also, the Church at Freeport, Armstrong County. For a time he was agent for Pennsylvania College. In May 1870, he removed to Altoona for rest; and afterwards went to Antis Charge, from which he retired in 1875. He died at Altoona, April 28, 1881, See Lutheran Observer, 49:No. 21.

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