Stork, Charles Augustus G

Stork, Charles Augustus G., a Lutheran clergyman, was born near Helmstädt, Duchy of Brunswick, June 16, 1764; and was confirmed at the age of fifteen. He entered the University of Helmstädt in 1782, where he remained for three years, and in 1785 became tutor to the children of a nobleman in Hadenburg. After a year he became teacher in a family near Bremen, where he stayed for two years. When he was called to a field of labor in America. His ordination soon took place, and he sailed for this country arriving June 27, 1788. On his arrival in North Carolina he was elected pastor of three congregations -- Salisbury (where he took up his abode), the Organ, and Pine churches. He also established other congregations in Rowan, Lincoln, and Cahbarmras counties and paid visits to churches in South Carolina Tennessee, and Virginia, which were without ministers. His death occurred March 29, 1831. Mr. Stork was a highly educated man, and had the reputation of being an eloquent and effective preacher in the German language. His library was bequeathed in part to the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and the remainder to the Collegiate Institute, Mount Pleasant, N.C. He was always, when present, chosen president of the synod. See Sprague Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9, 88.

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