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Henry Muhlenberg

Death: Oct 7, 1787

Birthplace: Einbeck

Nationality: Germany

Henry Muhlenberg

Date of Death : Oct 7, 1787
Birth Place : Einbeck

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, was a German Lutheran pastor sent to North America as a missionary, requested by Pennsylvania colonists. Integral to the founding of the first Lutheran church body or denomination in North America, Muhlenberg is considered the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the United States. Muhlenberg and his wife Anna Maria had a large family, several of whom had a significant impact on colonial life in North America as pastors, military officers, and politicians. His and Anna Maria's descendants continued to be active in Pennsylvania and national political life.

Also known as


  • Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg
  • Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg
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