Mccron, John, Dd

McCron, John, D.D.

a Lutheran minister, was born in Manchester, England, October 23, 1807. In 1831 he arrived in America. For some time he and his wife were engaged as teachers in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. After a course of study in the Gettysburg Theological Seminary, he was inducted, in 1839, into the Lutheran ministry. Having been sent, the same year, as a missionary to Pittsburgh, he organized the first English Lutheran Church in that city. From that time he continued to serve a number of congregations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland, the longest period of service having been given to Baltimore, where he spent twenty years. Leaving Baltimore, he became principal of the female seminary at Hagerstown, where he remained two or three years. In 1846 he was a delegate to the World's Evangelical Alliance in London. While residing in Baltimore he cooperated with Drs. Seiss and Passavant in editing the Evangelical Psalmist, a book of tunes adapted to the Lutheran Hymn- book, published in Philadelphia in 1860. He died in Philadelphia, April 26, 1881. See Lutheran Observer, May 6, 1881.

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