Weiser, Daniel, Dd
Weiser, Daniel, D.D.
a German Reformed clergyman, was born at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1799. In his youth he learned the trade of a nailsmith in Lewisburg, and in 1814 served four months in the United States army. He began to study for the ministry at Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1819, was licensed in 1823, and ordained in 1824. His first charge embraced three congregations in the vicinity of Selinsgrove, which he extended to eleven. After laboring in this field for ten years, he became pastor at New Goshenhoppen and Great Swamp, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to whom he ministered for thirty years. In 1863 he withdrew from the active ministry, but until the close of his life frequently assisted his son, who succeeded him, and supplied neighboring pulpits. He died December 2, 1875. Dr. Weiser was a hard-working pastor, a close student, and a good preacher. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the German Ref. Church, 5:146.