Odenheimer, William Henry, Dd
Odenheimer, William Henry, D.D.
a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1817. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1835, and from the General Theological Seminary in 1838; was ordained deacon by Bishop Onderdonk, of Pennsylvania, in the same year, and presbyter in 1841. After this he became rector of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, of which he remained pastor until his election as bishop of the diocese of New Jersey, April 27, 1859. The consecration to this office occurred October 13 of the same year, in Richmond, Virginia. In 1874, when the diocese was divided, Bishop Odenheimer selected the "northern" portion. He died at his residence in Burlington, N.J., August 14, 1879. See Prot. Episc. Almanac, 1880, page 170.