Decker, Christian August Heinrich

Decker, Christian August Heinrich a Lutheran minister, was born October 13, 1806, at Husum, in Schleswig, and studied theology at Kiel and Berlin. In 1833 he was appointed collaborator at the Meldorf school, and ten years later, in 1843, was called to the pastorate at Klein-Wesenberg, near Lubeck. In 1863 he was called to Leezen, near Segeberg, and in 1875 to the Thumbye and Struxdorf pastorate, in Angeln. He died June 11, 1884. He was a very active man, and a stanch defender of his Church. He wrote, Ordnung des Gottesdienstes und der Kirchlichen Handlungen, etc. (Altona, 1845): — Die Revolution in Scleswig-Holstein, (Hamburg, 1850): — Ueber Gustav- Adolphs-Verein und Bekenntniss (ibid. 1861). See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:266; Luthardt's Allgemeine Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchenzeitung, 1884, No. 42. (B.P.)

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