Nobbe, Mason, Dd
Nobbe, Mason, D.D.
a Congregational and afterwards a Presbyterian minister, was born at Williamstown, Massachusetts, March 18, 1809. He studied at Stockbridge Academy; graduated from Williams College in 1827; spent a year in New York city in studying modern languages and in teaching; went to Princeton Theological Seminary in 1828, and spent one year; became a tutor in Williams College, continuing his theological studies; was licensed June 14, 1831, by Berkshire Congregational Association, while a tutor, and was ordained by the same body, February 15, 1832, at Williamstown. His successive fields of labor were as follows: Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., from 1832 to 1839; Eleventh Church in New York city, from 1839 to 1850; associate pastor with Reverend Dr. Duncan, of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1850 and 1851; principal of a young ladies' seminary in Washington, D.C., from 1851 to 1853, at the same time gathering and organizing the Sixth Street Church; chaplain in the navy, from 1853 to 1861; supply to the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1865 and 1866. On returning to Washington, in 1870, the Sixth Street Church elected him to be its pastor, and without being installed he thenceforward served until his death, October 24, 1881. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 24.