Steck, John Michael
Steck, John Michael, a Lutheran clergyman, was born at Germantown, Pa., Oct. 5, 1765. He studied theology under Dr. Helmuth, and was afterwards admitted a member of the Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania. In 1784 he took charge. at Chambersburg, in 1789 became pastor to the congregations in Bedford and Somerset counties, and in 1792, accepted a call from the congregations in Westmoreland County, making Greensburg his residence, where he died, July 14, 1830. He was an earnest, faithful, and successful minister. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9, 148.