Helfferich, John

Helfferich, John a son of Rev. John Henry Helfferich, was born in Weissenberg, Lehigh County, Pa., Jan. 17, 1795. He completed his theological studies with Rev. Dr. Samuel Helfenstein in Philadelphia, was licensed in 1816, and ordained in 1819. He became pastor of the same congregations in Lehigh County, Pa., which his father had served for many years, in which field he continued to labor with much zeal and success to the end of his life. He died suddenly, April 8, 1852. During his ministry he baptized 4591, and received into full communion with the Church, by confirmation, between two and three thousand persons. He preached only in the German language. (H. H.)

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