Hendel, William, Dd
Hendel, William, D.D.
an eminent German Reformed minister, son of the Reverend Dr. William Hendel, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1768. After completing his preparatory studies he entered Columbia College in New York, where he passed through a regular collegiate course. His theological studies he pursued in the seminary at New Brunswick, N.J., under the Reverend Drs. Gross and Livingston. In 1792 he was licensed to preach the gospel, and the following year ordained, and installed as pastor of the Tulpehocken charge, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He resigned this charge in 1823, and removed to Womelsdorf, in the same county, where he died, July 11, 1846. Dr. Hendel manifested a deep interest in the cause of education, and in consequence had to suffer some persecution. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Ref. Church, 3:58. (D.Y.H.)