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ANSPACH, Frederick Rinehart, clergyman, born in central Pennsylvania in January 1815; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 16 September 1867. He was graduated at the Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, in 1839, and at the Lutheran theological seminary in 1841. He was pastor for nine years of the Churches of Barren Hill and White Marsh, and subsequently at Hagerstown, Maryland. A sermon delivered on the occasion of the death of Henry Clay was his first publication. His "Sons of the Sires," "Sepulchres of our Departed" (Philadelphia, 1854), "The Two Pilgrims" (1857), and other works appeared in rapid succession. In 1857 he removed to Baltimore, where he became a contributor to the "Lutheran Observer," and in 1858 its principal editor, in which office he continued till 1861.
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