Seiss, Joseph August

Born: March 18, 1823, Graceham, Maryland.
Died: June 20, 1904, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His friend Charles Krauth lies nearby.

Courtesy of Professor Lawrence R. Rast, Jr., Concordia Theological Seminary

Of Moravian roots, Seiss studied for the Lutheran ministry at Gettysburg College and Seminary, Pennsylvania, and was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1848. After serving congregations in Virginia and Maryland, he moved to St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in 1874, he became pastor of the Church of the Holy Communion in Philadelphia. He also served as president of the Pennsylvania Ministerium and the General Council.

~The Cyber Hymnal -

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