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MESSLER, Abraham, clergyman, born in White-house, New Jersey, 15 November, 1800; died in Somerville, New Jersey, 12 June, 1882. He was graduated at Union in 1821, and at the New Brunswick seminary in 1824, and preached in Montville, New Jersey, Ovid, New York, and North street, New York city. He was pastor of the Reformed Dutch churches in Pompton Plains and in Montville from 1829 till 1832, and became subsequently pastor of the churches of this denomination in Raritan and Somerville, New Jersey Rutgers gave him the degree of D.D. in 1843, and he was elected a trustee of that college in 1845. His publications include " Fruits of Early Piety" (New York, 1838);" St. Paul's Gratitude to Onesiphorus" (1839) ; "Sermon on the Death of President Lincoln" (1865) ; "Eight Memorial Sermons, and Historical Notes of Churches in Somerset County, New Jersey" (1873); "Life and Public Services of Ex-Governor Vroom" (1874) ; "Centennial History of Somerset County" (1878) and numerous contributions to religious magazines.
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