Endress, Christian, Dd
Endress, Christian, D.D.
a Lutheran minister, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1775. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1790; in 1792 was appointed tutor in the same university; preached his first sermon at Zion's Church, Philadelphia, in 1793; in 1795 was elected principal of the Congregational school of Zion and St. Michael; in 1801 resigned and removed to Easton, having accepted a call to the Lutheran Church in that place, and while there preached frequently to neighboring congregations. Until 1799 he was subject to the superintendence of the minister or ministers of the Church in Philadelphia, but at the last-mentioned date he received a license from the ministerium of Pennsylvania, and was ordained at Reading in 1802. In 1815 he was chosen pastor of the Lutheran congregation at Lancaster, and died there in September, 1827. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, IX, 1:107; Evangelical Review, 6:22.