Fleischmann, Konrad Anton. (Nuremberg, Bavaria, April 18, 1812--October 15, 1867, Philadelphia). Baptist. Raised a Lutheran, became a Baptist in 1831 in Geneva and began theological studies at Berne. Began Christian work in 1834 and in 1839, came to the United States as a missionary to his fellow Germans. His work took him from New York to Newark, New Jersey, to Reading, Pennsylvania, and, in 1842, to Philadelphia where he established a German Baptist Church. In 1852, the first Conference of German Baptists was held and as a result, Fleischmann began publication of a monthly, and later weekly, paper, Der Sendbote. In 1865 he presided at the first meeting of the General Conference of German Baptists. A picture of Fleischmann is in Cathcart's… Go to person page >
Author: Timothy Dwight
Timothy Dwight (b. Northampton, MA, 1752; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1817) was a grandson of Jonathan Edwards who became a Congregationalist pastor, a Revolutionary War army chaplain, a tutor and professor at Yale College, and president of Yale from 1795 to 1817. As president he continued to teach and serve as chaplain and was instrumental in improving both the academic and the spiritual life of the college.
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