Hoffeditz, Theodore L, Dd
Hoffeditz, Theodore L., D.D.
a German Reformed minister, was born near Carhshaven, on the Weser, Germany, December 16,1783. He emigrated to America in 1807. He first followed the calling of a schoolteacher. Subsequently he studied theology with Rev. Samuel Helfenstein, D.D., in Philadelphia. He was licensed and ordained in 1813, and became pastor of German Reformed congregations in Northampton County, Pa., and served this charge during the remainder of his life, with the exception of brief intervals, during which he served numerous congregations which he organized in neighboring counties. In 1843 he, with Rev. Dr. Schneck, visited Germany, bearing a call from the Synod of the German Reformed Church to Dr. Krummacher to become professor of theology in the seminary at Mercersburg. He died July 10, 1858. Mild, warm-hearted, and zealous, Dr. Hoffeditz exerted a wide and blessed influence in the Church. One of his sons entered the ministry.