Kessler, Christian Rudolph

Kessler, Christian Rudolph, a German Reformed minister, born February 20,1823, in the Canton of Graubuenden, Switzerland, was educated in the best schools of his native land, and afterwards spent some time at the University of Leipsic; came to America with his 'parents in 1841; studied theology at Mercersburg, Pa.; was licensed and ordained in the spring of 1843, and took charge of congregations in Pendleton County, Va. In 1844 he became associated with Dr. Bibighaus as assistant pastor in the Salem congregation, Philadelphia. His health failing, in 1848 he removed to Allentown, Pa., to establish a female seminary. In this enterprise he was remarkably successful. He died March 4,1855, leaving the institution he had founded in a flourishing condition.

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