Hutter, Edwin W, Dd

Hutter, Edwin W., D.D.

a Lutheran minister, was born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1813. After attending the village school he entered a printing-office. When seventeen years of age his father died, and he succeeded him as editor and proprietor of two weekly newspapers, one German, the other English. For several years he resided at Washington, D.C., as private secretary to James Buchanan, then secretary of state. Removing to Baltimore, Maryland, he studied theology under Dr. B. Kurtz, at the same time discharging the duties as office editor of the Observer. Subsequently he took charge of St. Matthew's Church, Philadelphia, the only pastorate upon which he ever entered, and which he served with great success for twenty-three years. The Northern Home for Friendless Children was founded largely through his influence. He died in September 1873. See Fifty Years in the Lutheran Ministry, 1878, page 194.

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