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FRITSCHEL, Conrad Sigmund, clergyman, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, 2 December 1833. He was educated in the gymnasium and mission institute of his native place, and graduated at the mission institute of Neuendettelsau, Bavaria, in 1854. He was ordained to the ministry, 23 April 1854, and in the same year immigrated to the United States. hi 1879 he received the degree of D. D. from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania He was professor in the Evangelical Lutheran theological seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1854'5, pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin in 1855'6, and of one in Detroit, Michigan, in 1856'8, and professor of theology at Wartburg seminary, St. Sebald Iowa, in 1858'74.
In 1860, 1866, and 1870 he traveled extensively in Germany and Russia. He has published (in German) "Iowa and Missouri," a controversial pamphlet (Mendota, Illinois, 1878), and a number of essays, sermons, etc. With his brother, he has edited, since 1876, "Kirchliche Zeitschrift," a theological bimonthly magazine published at Mendota, Iowa.
His brother, Gottfried Leonhard Fritschel Wilhelm, clergyman, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, 19 December 1836, was graduated at the University at Erlangen in 1856, and came to the United States in 1857. Since that date he has been professor of theology in the theological seminary of the Iowa synod at Mendota, Ill. In 1879 he received the degree of D.D. from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania He has published (in German) "Meditations on the Passion of Christ" (Nuremberg, 1868); "History of Protestant Missionary Operations among the North American Indians in the 17th And 18th Centuries" (1870); "The Teachings of Missouri Synod on the Doctrine of Predestination" (1883), and other pamphlets. These two brothers, working together in the same institution and synod, have done much to advance Lutheran interests in Illinois, Iowa, and adjacent states. Their institution, from small beginnings, has attained large dimensions, as also has the synod of Iowa, which they organized.
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