Stoever, Martin Luther, Lld
Stoever, Martin Luther, LL.D.
a Lutheran educator, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1820. In 1833 he entered the preparatory department of Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, and graduated from that institution in 1838. In the fall of that year he took charge of a school in Jefferson, Maryland. One year afterwards he became principal of the preparatory department of Pennsylvania College, assisting also in the college proper. During the presidency of Dr. Krauth, professor Stoever lived in the college building, and acted as president pro tern. The last ten years of his life were more especially devoted to instruction in Latin. His literary labors were almost entirely confined to the Evangelical Quarterly Review, in every number of which, from its beginning in 1849, with the exception of two issues, one or more of his articles appeared. In 1862 he became sole editor and proprietor of that periodical. During the civil war he was prominently connected with the United States Christian Commission. It was his original purpose to enter the Lutheran ministry, but he was deterred by his hesitancy of speech. In, many respects he was boie of the most distinguished men in his Church. He died in Philadelphia, July 22, 1870. See Fifty Years in the Lutheran Ministry, 1878, page 252.