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BENADE, Andrew, Moravian bishop, born in Kleinwelke, Saxony, 20 February 1769 ; died in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 31 October 1859. He was educated at the German Moravian College and theological seminary, and in 1795 came to the United States and entered the boarding-school at Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, as a tutor. Four years later he was appointed principal of the young ladies' seminary at Bethlehem, and subsequently senior pastor of the Church at Lititz. In 1882 he was made president of the southern district of the Moravian Church, was consecrated on 15 September and established himself at Salem, North Carolina In 1836 he became the presiding bishop of the northern district, and removed to Bethlehem. At the age of seventy-nine years he resigned this office and spent the evening of his life in retirement. Bishop Benade was endowed with remarkable executive ability. As a preacher he ranked high, speaking English and German with equal facility.
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