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LEMBKE, Francis Christian, clergyman, born in Blansigen, Baden, 13 July, 1704; died in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 11 July, 1785. He was a graduate of the universities of Strasburg and Jena, and in early years was a skeptic, devoted to philosophy, but he was converted while at Jena, and in 1735 accepted a professorship in the gymnasium of Strasburg and the office of assistant preacher in the church of St. Peter, where he became a popular pulpit orator. Some time afterward he was cited before the consistory, and told that he must pledge himself to relinquish his friendly relations to the Moravians, with whom he had kept up a fraternal fellowship for several years. This he refused to do, whereupon he was forbidden to preach. The effort to deprive him of his professorship failed in consequence of the determined attitude of his colleagues. But he no longer felt at home at Strasburg, and, resigning his professorship in 1746, he joined the Moravians. Eight years later he was called to this country, and intrusted with the church at Nazareth, Pennsylvania There he labored for thirty years with faithfulness and success. In 1755 the structure known as Nazareth Hall was erected, and within its walls a boarding school was opened in 1759 for boys of the Moravian church. Of this school Lembke was constituted the principal. Out of it grew, in 1785, that enlarged school which now, for more than a century, has been educating boys from all parts of the United States. Lembke was a learned divine, an able educator, and an eloquent preacher.
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