Cruse, Christian, Dd
Cruse, Christian, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1794, of Danish parents. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1815; was appointed professor in that institution in 1831, but resigned in 1833; was ordained in 1842; became rector of Trinity parish, Fishkill, N.Y., in April 1846; resigned in 1851; soon after became librarian of the General Theological Seminary, and devoted himself to the study of ancient languages. He died in New York city, October 5, 1865. In Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek, Dr. Cruse was one of the most learned men in his Church. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. January 1866, page 669.