LOCHMAN, John G.
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LOCHMAN, Rev. John George, D. D.; son of Nicholas and Maria (Schneider) Lochman, was born at Philadelphia, Pa., December 2, 1773. After proper preparation he entered the University of Pennsylvania, at which he graduated, and from which institution he subsequently received the doctorate. He studied theology under the direction of the celebrated Dr. Helmuth, a graduate of the University of Halle, and for many years professor of German and Oriental languages in the University of Pennsylvania. He was licensed to preach in 1794, and soon after accepted a call to Lebanon, where he remained twenty-one years. In 1815 he was elected pastor of the United Evangelical Lutheran churches at Harrisburg. Middletown and Shupp’s, where he labored with great fidelity and the most satisfactory results. In 1817 he was president of the German Lutheran Synod of the United States. Dr. Lochman’s useful life terminated at Harrisburg, July 10, 1825. The congregations in their appreciation of his services erected a handsome monument over his remains, which are interred on the southeast side of the church. His wife, Susan Hoffman, died June 27, 1830, and is buried by his side. Their son, the Rev. Augustus Lochman, D. D., who succeeded his father at Harrisburg, is now a venerable minister at York. Dr. Lochman was an able and popular preacher, was held in high estimation by the church, and exercised an unbounded influence. He was the author of "The History, Doctrine and Discipline of the Evangelical Lutheran Church," published in 1817, and several other works. Their children were: Rev. Dr. Augustus H., William H., Louisa, who married Rev. Rothrauff, Susan, Camilla B., who married William Keller, Emma, who married John Heis, of Illinois, and Annie, who married Frederick V. Beisel.

 

 

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 25 February 2001

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