Hazelius, Ernest L, Dd

Hazelius, Ernest L., D.D.

a Lutheran professor, was born at Neusalz, province of Silesia, Prussia, September 6, 1777. He was educated at his native place, Kleinwelke, and Barby, studying theology at Neisky in a Moravian institution, and was licensed to preach by the authorities of that Church. In 1800 he was appointed teacher of the classics in the Moravian Seminary at Nazareth, Pa., where he remained eight years, having during that period been appointed head teacher and professor of theology in the theological department. Joining the Lutheran Church, he taught, in 1809, a private classical school, and then became pastor of the united congregations of New Germantown, German Valley, and Spruce Run; also conducting a classical school at New Germantown. In 1815 the Hartwick Seminary went into operation, and he was appointed professor of Christian theology and principal of the classical department. For fifteen years he served this institution, acting also as pastor of the village church. In 1830 he became professor of Oriental and Biblical literature and German language in the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, but resigned in 1833 to take charge of the Theological Seminary of the synod of South Carolina, holding that position from January 1, 1834, until his death, February 20, 1853. Among his published writings are, Life of Luther: — Life of Stilling: — Augsburg Confession, with Annotations: — Materials for Catechization on Passages of Scripture: — History of the Lutheran Church in America. For some time he was editor of the Evangelical Magazine, published at Gettysburg. He was a most accurate classical scholar, and a very successful teacher. See Pennsylvania College Book, 1882, page 157.

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