Dreisbach, John

Dreisbach, John a prominent minister of the Evangelical Association, was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, June 5, 1789; received on trial by the conference in 1807; in 1814 appointed the first presiding elder of that body; located in 1821; in 1828 and 1829 was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; in 1851 removed to Ohio; in 1854 became editor of the Evangelical Messenger at Cleveland; resigned in 1857, and died August 20, 1871. Mr. Driesbach was regularly a delegate to the General-Conference, and in 1816 prepared The Spiritual Psaltery, for a long time the standard hymn-book of his denomination. See Albright and his Colaborers, page 277.

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