Urlsperger, Samuel

Urlsperger, Samuel a Protestant divine of Germany, father of the preceding, was born Aug. 31, 1685, at Kirchheim, in Würtemberg. He belonged to a Hungarian Protestant family, which with many others was obliged to leave the country during the Thirty Years War. He .studied at Tübingen, where he publicly spoke on Ratio etfides collatae contra Zackium et Poiretum. He continued his studies at Erlangen from 1708, and after a short stay at Jena and Halle, he went to Leyden; Utrecht, London, Oxford, and Cambridge. After his return to Germany, he was appointed pastor in 1713 at Stettin. In 1714 he went to Stuttgart as court preacher and member of consistory. Deposed from his office in 1718, he was appointed in 1720 superintendent at Herrenburg, and three years later he was called to Augsburg, where he died, April 21, 1772. Besides a number of sermons, he published, Ausful Ohrliche Nachricht von den salzburgischen Enzigranten, die sich in Amerika niedergelassen haben (Halle, 1735-52, 3 vols.): Amerikanisches Ackerwerk Gottes oder zuverlassige Nachrichten von dem Zustande der

von den salzburgischen Emigranten erbauten Stadt Eben-Ezer (ibid. 1754- 66). See Doring, Gelehrte Theologen Deutschlands, 4:559 sq.; Koch, Gesch. des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 5, 71 sq. (B. P.)

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