Heiner, Elias, Dd
Heiner, Elias, D.D.
an esteemed German Reformed minister, was born at Taneytown, Maryland, September 16, 1810. He early connected with the Church; studied theology in the seminary of the Reformed Church at York, Pennsylvania, under the Reverend Lewis Mayer, D.D.; was licensed and ordained in 1833, and installed as pastor of the Reformed Church in Emmittsburg, Maryland. He was called to Baltimore in 1835, where he remained, faithfully preaching the gospel of the grace of God, to the close of his life, October 20, 1863. Dr. Heiner was a man of respectable talents, good culture, deep piety, and great zeal, combined with a vast amount of practical tact. He was an acceptable preacher, and a most excellent pastor, enjoying to the last the full and unabated confidence of his people. He took a deep interest in the cause of missions, as well as in all the other benevolent operations of the Church, and did much to extend the Reformed Church in the city of Baltimore by his earnest and disinterested labors. He published the first volume of Dr. Mayer's History of the German Reformed Church, to which he prefixed a sketch of the author's life and labors. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Reformed Church, 4:271.