Hengstenberg, Wilhelm Von

Hengstenberg, Wilhelm Von a Protestant theologian of Germany, and cousin of the famous theologian, was born February 9, 1804, at Elberfeld. He studied at Erlangen and Berlin, and for a number of years acted as tutor to prince William. In 1838 he entered upon his ministerial functions at Radensleben, and about the same time was ennobled. From 1841 to 1854 he was pastor at Teltow, and when the courtpreacher, von Gerlach, died, Hengstenberg was appointed as his successor, in 1854, at the recommendation of the general superintendent, Dr. Hoffmann. After the latter's death he was made first court-preacher, and died September 25, 1880. Hengstenberg was no writer, but he left lasting memorials in such institutions as Bethanien and Bethesda, in the capital of the German empire. He was a warm friend of the home mission, and a preacher in the true sense of the word. (B.P.)

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