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Rev Samuel Simon Schmucker
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1799
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1873
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Samuel Simon Schmucker was born on February 28, 1799 in Hagerstown, Maryland. His father, John George Schmucker, was a German immigrant and an ordained pastor in the Pennsylvania Ministerium. At age 15, he enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania. Schmucker was very controversial in his time and angered many in the Lutheran community. Many did not consider him a true Lutheran, rather they thought of him as a Puritan or a Calvinist. One belief that alienated him from his fellow Lutherans, was that he did not believe in the Real Presence in the Lord's Supper. He also wanted to discard the Augsburg Confession as a declaration of Lutheran belief in favor of a mutilated confession compatible with Reformed theology. He published numerous works, including: "Fraternal Appeal to the American Churches on Christian Union" (1838), "The American Lutheran Church (1851), "The Lutheran Symbols" (1856), and "The Church of the Redeemer as developed within the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church" (1870).
 
 
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 Parents:
  John George Schmucker (1771 - 1854)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Catherine Steenbergen Schmucker (1808 - 1848)*
  Eleonora Geiger Schmucker (1799 - 1823)*
 
 Children:
  Beale Melanchthon Schmucker (1827 - 1888)*
  George W Schmucker (1836 - 1905)*
  Samuel Davis Schmucker (1844 - 1911)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799 - 1873)
  Catherine Schmucker Sprecher (1813 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 11, 2002
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- MBH
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014

- Diana
 Added: Jun. 3, 2008
Placed in tribute by a relative of Levi Mumper (1843-1916), Civil War Veteran, Gettysburg Battlefield Photographer, and Resident of Evergreen Cemetery.Rev. Dr. Samuel Schmucker (1799-1873), Theologian, was one of the most influential men in the Lutheran C...(Read more)
- Row Walker
 Added: Oct. 29, 2006
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