Steck, Daniel, Dd
Steck, Daniel, D.D.
a Lutheran minister, was born near Hughesville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1819. After pursuing a partial course in the college at Gettysburg, he graduated from the theological seminary; in 1846 was licensed; and in 1847 began preaching in English in the German Church at Pottsville, from which grew, in about one year, an English Lutheran Church. In 1858 he was called to St. John's Church, in Lancaster; and in 1862 became pastor of the Main Street Church, Dayton, Ohio, remaining a little more than two years. Subsequently he organized St. John's Church, and became connected with the English Synod of Ohio. The congregation in Pottsville recalled him in 1868, and he served them the second time nearly two years. From 1870 to 1875 he preached in Middletown, Maryland, and then became pastor of St. James's Church, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He died there, June 10, 1881. See Lutheran Observer, July 1, 1881.