Dubbs, Joseph S, Dd

Dubbs, Joseph S., D.D.

a German Reformed minister, was born at Upper Milford, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1796. His early education was received at a Quaker school, and, after.stuldying theology four years under Reverend F.L. Herman, D.D., he was licensed to preach in 1822. He received the carge of Windsor and Weiss churches, Berks County, in June, the same year, and was ordained in 1823. In 1824 the Eppler's Church, and inl 1826 the Hains Church, were added to his charge, of which he remained pastor' until 1831. From this period until 1861 he was pastor of the Allentown, Egypt, Union, and Jordan churches. That year he resigned the charge of the Allentown Church, which had increased to twelve hundred members, continuing to preach to the remaining three until 1866, when he retired from active labor, and removed to Allentown, where he died, April 14, 1877. He was conscientious in the discharge of duty, and acquired an unusual degree of popularity. Dr. Dubbs was a frequent correspondent of the German periodicals of his Church, and the author of several popular German hymns. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 5:239.

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