Wyckhoff, William H, Lld
Wyckhoff, William H., LL.D.
a minister of the Baptist denomination, was born in the city of New York, Sept. 10,1807, and was a graduate of Union College in the class of 1828. After leaving college, he was for several years the principal of the classical department of a collegiate school in New York. In 1839 he became the editor of The Baptist Advocate, now The Examiner and Chronicle, which was started by him, and has exerted a wide influence in the denomination. Of this paper he had the editorial charge until 1846, in which year he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel by the Laight Street Baptist Church of New York. For several years he was the President of the Young Men's. City Missionary Society, of the Baptist Domestic Mission Society, and -
was one of the originators of the American and Foreign Bible Society, formed in 1835. Of this society he was the corresponding secretary from 1846 to 1850. In 1850 he aided in the formation of the American Bible Union, of which, for a time, he was the secretary. He died in Brooklyn. N.Y., Nov. 2, 1876. Among his published writings are The Bible Question; or, The American Bible Society and the Baptists: — The Bible, its Excellence: — Rollin's Ancient History, Condensed. (J. C. S.)