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MARTIN, Adam, clergyman, born in Biedershausen, Bavaria, 9 August, 1835. He came to this country early in life, was graduated at Hamilton college in 1858 and at Hartwick theological seminary in 1861. In September of that year he was ordained to the Lutheran ministry, and became pastor of St. Mark's church, Middleburg, New York In 1865 he was called to the presidency of Northwestern university, Wisconsin In 1869 he accepted the professorship of the German language and literature in Pennsylvania college, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which post he now (1888)holds. in 1887 he received the degree of D. D. from Muhlenberg college, Pennsylvania He is a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his church, and has translated the large catechism of Luther for the "Book of Concord," edited by Professor H. E. Jacobs, D.D.
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