Van Wagenen, John Hardenbergh

Van Wagenen, John Hardenbergh a clergyman of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Rochester, Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1802, and graduated at Union College in 1823, and at New Brunswick. Theological Seminary in 1826. After several settlements in Albany, Schenectady, and Columbia counties, he finally accepted the pastoral care of the First Reformed Church of Kingston in 1841, where he labored until his decease in 1844. He had the true spirit of an evangelist. His pulpit talents were fine, especially in extemporaneous address and on extraordinary occasions. His reading was extensive, his mind active, his zeal untiring. Powerful revivals attended his faithful ministry. During the last three years of his life at Kingston, he received one hundred and sixty- three into the fellowship of the Church. He published but one sermon, a powerful plea for the support of the ministry. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v. (W. J; R.T.)

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