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UNANGST, Elias, missionary, born in Lehigh valley, Pennsylvania, in 1824. He was graduated at Pennsylvania college, Gettysburg, in 1854, and at the theological seminary there in 1857, and in the latter year was ordained to the Lutheran ministry. He was tutor in the college during his theological course in 1854-'7. In 1878 he received the degree of D. D. from Wittenberg college, Springfield. Ohio. Dr. Unangst has been actively and successfully engaged as a missionary at Guntur, India, since 1857. In 1871 he visited the United States, but after a stay of several months he returned to India. He is now at the head of the mission stations of the general synod. He has rendered important service in the translation of the New Testament into the language of the Telugus, has also translated various tracts and hymns into the same language, and published a " Historical Sketch of the American Evangelical Lutheran Missions in India" (1879).
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