Wackerhagen, Augustus, Dd

Wackerhagen, Augustus, D.D.

a Lutheran minister, was born in Hanover, Germany, May 22, 1774. He was educated at the University of Gottingen; employed for a time in a young ladies' seminary, and also as private tutor in a nobleman's family. In 1801 he arrived in America, acted as tutor three years to the son of Mr. Bohlen, a Philadelphia merchant, then visited Europe. Returning to the United States, was shipwrecked, but his life was saved. In 1805 he accepted a call to Schoharie, N.Y.; in 1816 was pastor of various churches in Columbia County; for several years had charge of the academy at Clermont, and died there, November 1, 1865. Dr. Wackerhagen was a diligent student of ancient and modern languages. For twelve years he presided over the New York Ministerium, and was an original trustee of Hartwick Seminary. Except a sermon on the Lutheran Pulpit, the only work he published was a German volume, Faith and Morals (Philadelphia, 1804). See Fifty Years in the Lutheran Ministry (1878), page 63.

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