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PIEPER, Franz August Otto, clergyman, born in Carrvitz, Pomerania, Germany, 27 June, 1852. He received his preliminary training at tile Dom-Gymnasium, at Colberg, Pomerania. After his settlement in this country he was graduated at Northwestern university, Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1872, and at Concordia Lutheran theological seminary, St. Louis, Maine, in 1875. In the same year he was ordained to the ministry at Centreville, Wisconsin, where he remained until 1878. In that year he became professor of theology in Concordia seminary, St. Louis, Maine This post he held until June, 1887, when he was elected president of the institution. He is a frequent contributor to denominational periodicals, and has published "Das Grundbekenntniss der ev.-Lutherischen Kirche, mit einer ge-schiehtlichen Einleitung und kurzen erklarenden Anmerkungen versehen" (St. Louis, 1880).
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