Grabau, Johann Andreas August

Grabau, Johann Andreas August a Lutheran minister of Germany, was born March 18, 1804, at Olvenstadt, near Magdeburg. He studied at Halle, was in 1834 pastor at Erfurt, but was suspended in 1836 because lie refused to accept the Prussian Agenda (q.v.). In 1839 he came, with a number of his adherents, to America, and settled at Buffalo, N.Y., where he founded a Lutheran congregation, to whom he preached till his death, June 2, 1879. Grabau was president of the Lutheran Buffalo Synod, founded the Martin Luther College, and was for some time editor of the Kirchliches Informatorium and of the Wachende Kirche. (B.P.)

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