STECHER, Henry G.
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STECHER, Rev. Henry G., son of George Stecher, was born July 16, 1792, near Easton, Northampton county, PA. He received an academic and collegiate eduation, and began the study of theology at Easton. He was ordained pastor of the Lutheran church at Logansville, York county, PA., in 1819, and served that congregation faithfully until 1830, when he accepted a call to the church at Hummelstown. His charge included other congregations, and he was as energetic in the devotion to the wants of his widely scattered flocks as he was earnest in his expounding of religious truths. He was well educated, a profound theologian, and of an exceeding amiableness of character. In 1854 he resigned his charge owing to advancing years and physical inability. From that point until the close of his life he resided at Hummelstown, surrounded by all the charms of the domestic circle of a good man. He died April 20, 1870. Rev. Mr. Stecher married Julianna, daughter of George Fouse, who survives in her eighty-sixth year. Their children are as follows: Mary Ann, deceased; Adeline, who married Henry L. Hummel; Julianna, deaceased; Amanda, who married John Fisher, of Middletown; Albert, who married Rebecca Groom, of York county; Theodore A., who was education at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburgh, with the intention of entering the ministry; about 1860 he went into the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Altoona, under Engineer Herman Haupt, subsequently transferred to general ticket agent at Philadelphia, which position he filled creditably until his death in 1880, who took place at Ardmore, near Philadelphia; George, who married Bell Haines, of Philadelphia; Sarah, Caroline, & Frank B.

 

 

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 2 March 2001

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