De Yoe, Rev. Luther, pastor of Messiah Lutheran church, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Bergen county, N.J. He is the son of Rev. E and Anna (Crounse)De Yoe. He received his academic education at Trenton, N.J. There he completed his preparation for college. He spent seven years at Gettysburg, Ps., pursuing for four years the regular classical course at Pennsylvania College, and taking the prescribed curriculum of the Theological Seminary during the next three years, graduating from the latter in 1889. In the following year he received, at Philadelphia, his license to preach, and in 1889 he was regularly ordained to the sacred office at Martinsburg, Va.
The first pastorate of Mr. De Yoe was at Emmitsburg, Md., where he had preached one year while he was a student at the seminary. He remained in the charge two and a-half years, and was eminently successful in his work, which he only relinquished in order to occupy a wider field that opened to him. In 1891 he accepted a call which was extended to him from Messiah Lutheran church, at Harrisburg. Messiah was a prominent congregation and one that had been ministered to by men of the highest order of talent. Rev. De Yoe has devoted his attention solely to this work, and his labors of the last five years have demonstrated his ability and his personal worth. They have been years crowned with success.
Re. De Yoe was married in Gettysburg, November 19, 1889, to Margaret J., daughter of Dr. H.W. and Mary (Welty) McKnight. He is a member of Capital City Lodge, No. 327, Jr. O.U.A.M. Mrs. De Yoe, wife of Rev. Luther De Yoe, was born at Newville, Cumberland county, Pa., September 8, 1868. Her father, Rev. H.W. McKnight, D.D., has been for many years a prominent and successful minister of the Lutheran Church. He is at present president of Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa.
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