Elmendorf, Anthony, Dd

Elmendorf, Anthony, D.D.

a (Dutch) Reformed minister, was born in Ulster County, N.Y., in 1813; graduated from Rutgers College in 1836, and from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1839. The first eight years of his ministry were passed in quiet country churches (Hurley, N.Y., 1840, Hyde Park, 1843). He then removed to Brooklyn, and after three years of earnest work in the new Church on Bedford Avenue (1848-51), started in his own house the Sunday-school and congregation of the North Reformed Church, Brooklyn, which is the monument of his courageous, indefatigable, and successful labors. Worn out with toil and feeble health, he resigned his charge but a few months before his death, which occurred in 1866. He was a careful sermonizer, a diligent student, and an eloquent preacher. His pastoral efficiency was wonderful. (W.J.R.T.)

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