|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1928|
MIchael Reed Minnich - He graduated from Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg an A. B. and A. M. and S. T. B. from the Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary. For many years he was secretary of the Lovell Clock Company of Philadelphia. He was an eminent clergyman in the Lutheran Church, but was compelled to discontinue active service on account of chronic throat affection. After 1905 he resumed church work actively, and up to 1924 was doing noble work on the staff of the Philadelphia Lutheran City Mission. He always was inspired with historical and genealogical work and wrote a number of papers on genealogy and local history. His outstanding work is "A Memoir of the First Treasurer of the United States" about Michael Hillegas from whom he is a collateral descendant. He rendered Dr. Walter H. Reed material service in the "Reed History and Genealogy", particularly in gathering history of the very old families and especially that of the Michael Reed branch, who in the eary days settled in and about Philadelphia, York, Franklin, and Bedford counties.
Since the above was written, Michael Reed Minnich died on January 4, 1928 at his home on Larchwood Ave., Philadelphia, PA. I copy from the "Philadelphia Public Ledger" a deserving biographical sketch which was printed in that paper only a few days before his descease, upon his resignation from the City Mission Staff:
" The Rev. Michael Reed Minnich, for many years an outstanding figure in missionary work in Philadelphia, has resigned from the staff of the Philadelphia City Mission of the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania. He is 81 years old and has been connected with the City Mission since 1909."
"Mr. Minnich is especially known for his work among prisoners. He is a collateral descendant of Michael Hillegas, the first Treasurer of the United States, and is the author of a volume entitled 'A Memoir of the First Treasurer of the United States'."
"Born at Schellsburg, PA, November 14, 1846, Mr. Minnich was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1870. Three years later he received his master of arts degree at Gettysburg College, was graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Mt. Airy and was ordained in the ministry."
"His first charge was at Staunton, VA, where he served as pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church from 1873 to 1878. From 1905 to 1908 he was the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, Overbrook, and from 1908 to 1909 was associate pastor of Incarnation Lutheran Church, this city."
"He has held many offices, both in church and secular organizations. He was secretary of the Lutheran Synod of Virginia, deputy prothonotary of Bedford Co., PA., and served as instructor of English literature at the Staunton Female Seminary in 1875-76."
"He is a member of the Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Pennsylvania German Society, and the Sons of the Revolution, etc."
John George Minnich (1811 - 1892)
Maria Catherine Reed Minnich (1819 - 1900)
John George Minnich (1844 - 1894)*
Michael Reed Minnich (1846 - 1928)
Luther Weiser Minnich (1849 - 1904)*
Jacob Frank Minnich (1852 - 1890)*
Plot: H 324-328
Created by: Warren Welch
Record added: Dec 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32069904