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KROGSTRUPP, Otto Christian, clergyman, born on the island of Fuhnen, Denmark, 18 August, 1714; died in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 10 October, 1785. He was graduated at the University of Copenhagen, and was ordained to the ministry of the Lutheran church by the Danish Bishop Brodersen. In 1748 he united with the Moravian church, and in 1753 came to this country, where he labored for many years in Philadelphia, at Graceham, Maryland, and at Lititz, York, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Krogstrupp was distinguished for his power and eloquence as a preacher. An old record says: "He was a vessel of grace, filled with simplicity and love to God and man--a diadem among the faithful ministers whom God has given to the Moravian church."
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