Stem, Nathan, Dd
Stem, Nathan, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. While young he entered upon a mercantile life in Philadelphia; but, his attention having been called to the ministry, he entered the Alexandria Theological Seminary in 1824. On account of ill-health he left the seminary, and subsequently attended Kenyon College, Ohio; afterwards removed to Worthington, and pursued his studies under bishop Chase, by whom he was admitted to the diaconate in 1828 and to the eldership in 1829. His first parochial charge was in Delaware, Ohio, where he labored several years; then accepted an invitation to St. Stephen's, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; in 1838 he was called to St. John's, Norristown, a parish which he served until his death, November 1, 1854, at the age of fifty-four years. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1860, page 179.