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ENDRESS, Christian, clergyman, born in Phiiadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1775: died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 30 September 1827. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1790, and began to study theology. He was tutor in the University from 1792 till 1795, when he was elected principal of the Congregational school of Zion and St. Michael. He resigned in 1801, accepted a pastorate at Eastern, Pennsylvania, and was ordained at Reading in 1802. and afterward held pastorates at various places in Pennsylvania. On the death of Henry E. Michlenberg in 1815, he was chosen to succeed him as pastor of the Lutheran congregation in Lancaster. Here he conducted services in English, and in consequence the Germans withdrew from his congregation. The University of Pennsylvania gave him the degree of D.D. in 1819. Dr. Endress was a contributor to the "Lutheran intelligencer," and after his death several of his sermons were published in the "Lutheran Preacher." he published, in the German language, "The Kingdom of Christ not Susceptible of Union with Temporal Monarchy and Aristocracy" (1791), and left in manuscript a "Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans."
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