|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1759, Germany|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1823|
Funeral. The Reverend Ludwig Albrecht Wilhelm Ilgen passed away on the 20th of last August at the parsonage near Aaronsburg in Center County, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was the Lutheran pastor for the congregation of Aaronsburg and its neighborhood for nearly 23 years, during which time he earned the affection and respect of all the members of his congregation through his love and sincere Christian instruction and by his exemplary Christian conduct. On that 20th of August, the Lord of the Vineyard gathered him to Himself gently and painlessly by a stroke or seizure, unto his Perfect Vineyard. The remains he left behind were transported on the 22nd to the cemetery of the Lutheran church in Aaronsburg, accompanied by an extraordinarily large company of mourners. There, the reverend pastors Schindel and Fries delivered fitting and moving words on Hebrews 13, verse 7, "Think upon your teachers, those who have spoken the word of God; observe their purposes and imitate the example of their faith." By this sudden demise, those he leaves behind, a widow and seven children, have lost a beloved husband and father; and six congregations have lost their faithful pastor.
Reading-Adler (Reading, PA) 1823
Anna Barbara Kautz Ilgen (1765 - 1852)
Elizabeth Ilgen Musser (1790 - 1854)*
Anna Margareta Ilgen Furst (1793 - 1864)*
George Daniel Ilgen (1799 - 1864)*
Christiana Ilgen Schroyer (1803 - 1861)*
John Michael Ilgen (1806 - 1890)*
Lydia L. Ilgen Burrell (1810 - 1862)*
Headstone of Rev. Ilgen:
Here rests Ludwig Albrecht Wilhelm Ilgen
Evangelical Lutheran Pastor here.
Born in Hechlingen, Margravate of Ansbach,
In Germany on October 15, 1759.
In the year 1800 he was called here as pastor
By the people of this place
And by the congregations associated with them,
Which office he enjoyed for almost 23 years.
He died on August 20, 1823, having reached
the age of 63 years, 10 months, and 5 days.
Funeral text: Heb. 13:7 -
"Remember them which have rule over you,
Who have spoken unto you the word of God,
Whose faith follow, considering
The end of their conversation."
Aaronsburg Salem Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: NkNMOORE
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34291585