H14-1860. Pfanstiehl, Albert A. (1855-1928). Papers, 1919-1920. 0.25 linear ft.


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Albert A. Pfanstiehl was born in Holland, Michigan, on November 14, 1855. He is a class of 1876 graduate of Hope College. He also received an unidentified degree from Hope College in 1877. He received a graduate degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1879 and was licensed by the Classis of Michigan and ordained by the Classis Illinois that same year. He served as a pastor in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) at a Raritan, Illinois, congregation (1879-1883) before moving to the Presbyterian Church, where he served congregations that included: Troy, Missouri, 1883-1991; Denver, Colorado, 1892-1893; Second Presbyterian, Lafayette, Indiana, 1893-1896; and Highland Park, Illinois, 1897-1908. He returned to serve in the RCA as a stated supply pastor for Second Reformed Church in Somerville, New Jersey, from 1909-1913 before becoming the pastor at First Reformed Church of Bayonne, New Jersey, from 1916-1917, and lastly Elmendorf in New York, New York, from 1921-1924. He passed away on July 8, 1928. The collection includes biographical information and the transcribed versions of the original letters written by Rev. Albert A. Pfanstiehl of Deal Beach, New Jersey, to his grandchildren Cody and Alfred Pfanstiehl in Highland Park, Illinois, 1919-1920. The collection is also available in digital format upon request. (P)


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