Difference between revisions of "Justus Falckner 0000"

From People of Colonial Albany
Justus Falckner 0000
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Created page with "{{DISPLAYTITLE:Justus Falckner }} '''Justus Falckner''' was born in Born: November 22, 1672, Langenreinsdorf, Crimmitschau, Zwickau, Sachsen (Saxony). Died: 1723, Newburgh,...")
 
(No difference)

Latest revision as of 02:32, 1 December 2019


Justus Falckner was born in

Born: November 22, 1672, Langenreinsdorf, Crimmitschau, Zwickau, Sachsen (Saxony). Died: 1723, Newburgh, New York. Falckner was the fourth son of Daniel Falckner, Lu­ther­an pas­tor at Lan­gen­reins­dorf. He en­tered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Halle in 1693, as a stu­dent of the­ol­o­gy under A. H. Francke. Af­ter com­pleting his stu­dies, though, he de­cided the min­is­try was not for him. With his bro­ther Daniel, who had just re­turned from Amer­i­ca, he ac­cept­ed, in Rot­ter­dam, a power of at­tor­ney for the sale of Wil­liam Penn’s lands in Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1701, 10,000 acres of Penn’s lands were sold to Pro­vost An­dre­as Rud­man and other Swedes living on the Man­a­taw­ny. His as­soc­i­a­tion with Rud­man made Falck­ner re­con­sid­er the min­is­try, and he was or­dained on November 24, 1703, in the Swedish Church of Wicacoa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mak­ing him the first Lu­ther­an pas­tor or­dained in America. His first as­sign­ment was pas­tor­al over­sight of Dutch settlers on the Man­a­taw­ny, near New Han­no­ver; but short­ly af­ter­ward Rud­man as­signed him to be pas­tor of Lu­ther­an con­gre­ga­tions in New York and Al­ba­ny. Falckner’s works include: Grondlycke Onderricht (New York, 1708)