Dalcho, Frederick, Md

Dalcho, Frederick, M.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in London, England, in 1770, of Prussian parents. He received a classical and medical education in Baltimore, Maryland, and obtained a physician's commission in the American army. In 1799 he resigned and removed to Charleston, S.C. About 1807 he became editor of the Charleston Courier; but in 1811 was appointed lay-reader in St. Paul's Parish, Colleton; in 1814 was ordained deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and became pastor of the same parish; June 12, 1818, he was admitted to the priesthood; and February 23, 1819, elected assistant minister of St. Michael's Church in Charleston. He died there, November 24, 1836. His principal publication is, Historical Account of the M.E. Church in South Carolina. He also wrote, The Divinity of our Saviour: The Evidence from Prophecy, etc.; and was the projector, and for a long time the principal conductor, of the Gospel Messenger. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:560.

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