Kemp, Thomas William

Kemp, Thomas William a minister of mush promise in the Lutheran Church, was born in Frederick Co.. Md., Dec. 2, 1833. Under the influence of faithful Christian nurture his religious principles were successfully developed, and the foundation of his character laid. His childhood and youth were' characterized by an exemption from everything vicious, by unusual sprightliness, and an eager desire for study. For four years he was a pupil of St. Mary's (Catholic) College, Baltimore. He subsequently entered Pennsylvania College, and graduated in 1853. He commenced his theological studies under the direction of Drs. Morris, Seiss, and Webster, at the time pastors in Baltimore, and completed them at the seminary in Gettysburg. He was licensed to preach in 1855. For a brief period he was associated with Dr. Stork in the pastoral work in Philadelphia. He subsequently took charge of a Mission Church in Chicago, Illinois, but the climate proving unfavorable to his health, he was obliged to retire from the field. He visited foreign lands, but returned from his pilgrimage to die amid the scenes of his childhood and' the embrace of loved ones at home. He passed peacefully away Sept. 15,1861. (M. L. S.)

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