A. R. Meusch is Amanda R. Meusch. Born in Illinois, the 1880 U. S. census shows her in Elmhurst IL as the nine-year-old daughter of Philipp Meusch, president of Elmhurst Proseminar. (That institution was the ‘Gymnasium’-level seminary-preparatory institution of the German Evangelical Synod of North America. Out of Elmhurst Proseminar would come Elmhurst College in the 1920’s: out of the German Evangelical Synod, through mergers, would come the Evangelical and Reformed and then the United Church of Christ.) Amanda’s younger brother, Frederick A. Meusch, would also become a G. E. S. N. A. minister.
Amanda was fully bilingual: In addition to the hymn texts in English currently listed in Hymnary, the publication Rosche’s Geistl… Go to person page >