Van Pelt, Peter, Dd
Van Pelt, Peter, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, served as secretary of the Board of Missions of his Church for several years prior to 1856, residing during that time in Philadelphia. Shortly after he was elected adjunct professor of English literature in the Diocesan College-at Burlington, N.J. In 1859 he was professor of Hebrew in that college, and at the same time held the position of secretary to the General Board of Missions in Philadelphia. In 1862, although still holding the secretaryship, he was elected professor of Oriental languages in the Protestant Episcopal Divinity School, in Philadelphia. He retired from this position in 1867, but remained a resident of that city until his death, August 20, 1873, at the age of seventy-five years. See Prot. Episc. Almanac, 1874, page 38.