Streit, Christian

Streit, Christian, a Lutheran minister, was born in New Jersey June 7, 1749, and graduated at the College of Pennsylvania in 1768. He pursued his theological course under Dr. H.M. Muhlenburgh, and was licensed to preach by the Synod of Pennsylvania in 1769, in the same year taking charge of the Church in Easton, Pa., where he continued for ten years. He served as chaplain of the 3d Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary war, and was subsequently settled over a Church in Charleston S.C. In July, 1782, he took charge of New Hanover, Pa., but in July 1785, assumed the pastorate of a Church in Winchester, Va., his field of operations extending for more than fifty miles. He died March 10, 1812, honored and reverenced by the whole community. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9, 48.

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