Nickels, Christopher Mardenborough, Dd
Nickels, Christopher Mardenborough, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Pemaquid, Maine, January 18, 1805. He graduated from Brown University in 1830, for one year thereafter was principal of an academy in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and in 1835 graduated. from the Andover Theological Seminary, spending a year meantime as tutor of Latin and Greek in Brown University. The last-named year he became the minister of the Congregational Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he remained for nearly thirteen years, and was greatly blessed in his work. For the benefit of his wife's health he went to New Orleans, and while there preached at the Bethel, and founded a seamen's home. In the summer of 1850 he came back to the North, and for five years had charge of the Congregational Church at Barre, Massachusetts; next of the Central Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J., a position which he resigned on account of ill-health, in 1864, and then spent a year in Europe and the East. In 1867 went abroad the second time, and after seven years he took up his residence in Newark, N.J., whence he removed to Princeton, and finally to New London, Connecticut, where he died, July 10, 1878. See Brown University Necrology, 1879-80. (J.C.S.)