Lintner, George A, Dd
Lintner, George A., D.D.
a Lutheran minister, was born at Minden, Montgomery County, N.Y., February 15, 1796. At an early age he was admitted to Union College. After graduation he studied theology, and was licensed to preach in September 1818. The following year he accepted a call to the pastorate of Schoharie and Cobleskill. He was one of the recognized leaders of his synod in opposition to what he called the "Quitman Dynasty of Rationalism." After a time he and others became dissatisfied with the old synod, and at a convention, in 1830, at Schoharie, the Hartwick Synod was organized, of which he was chosen the first president. In 1837 certain members of this synod withdrew, and formed the Franckean Synod, on the widest latitudinarian basis. The movement was revolutionary, and led to controversy and contests in the courts. le was pastor of the Church in Schoharie until 1849, a period of thirty years. From 1827 to 1831 he was editor of the Lutheran Magazine. In 1841 and 1843 he was president of the General Synod of the United States. The liturgy of the Lutheran Church of America, published by order of the General Synod of 1832, was prepared by him. During his ministry he organized three new churches as the result of his work — one at Breakabeen, one at Middleburg, and another at Central Bridge. From 1837 until the close of his life he was president of the Schoharie County Bible Society. The last years of his life he visited the Lutheran churches in New York and New Jersey in behalf of the Foreign Missionary Society. He died December 21, 1871. See Five Years in the Lutheran Ministry, 1878, page 206.