Rev. Dr. Friedrich Phillip Hennighausen (7-27-1839 to 4-10-1922)
Rev. Hennighausen was born in Hesse Cassel Germany. He came to this country in 1853. He became a naturalized a U.S. citizen in August of 1866.
His first charge was at St. John’s Church in Washington [St. John's (Johannes') German Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at No. 318 Four and a Half Street Southwest]. The pastors listed [From Centennial History of the City of Washington D.C., by Harvey W. Crew, William B. Webb, and John Wooldridge; 1892, United Brethern Publishing House, Dayton, Ohio.] were Rev. Meister, the first; Rev. Schloegel, Rev. F. P. H. Hennighausen, Rev. A. Frey, Dr. Keitz, Rev. Diehl, Rev. John H. Mengert, Rev. Kurtz, Rev. Selinger, Rev. E. Lehnert, and Rev. H. K. Muller.
He was a graduate of Rutgers College and was honored in 1886 with the degree of doctor of divinity by the North Carolina College of the Lutheran Church.
He was also active in the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland, serving as their Secretary for many years.
He married Sarah Eva Lepley in 1865. Together they had Charles Percy Hennighausen (1866), who was a lawyer in Baltimore and a graduate of the University of Maryland, Harry (1868), Bertha (1869), Lily (1875), L. Kemp (1877) Gertrude (1883) and Elsa (1887). The Family lived at 115 W. Lee Street. At one point the family also lived at 88 Hill Street.
Rev. Dr. F.P.H. Hennighausen served the congregation of St. Stephen's in South Baltimore for more than 50 years.
Rev. Hennighausen died on Monday April 10, 1922 at home in Towson. The funeral service was held on the 12th from his home. The Rev. Dr. Richard Schmidt of Washington, the Rev. Dr. L.M. Zimmerman and the Rev. J.C. Twele performed the funeral service. Pallbearers were Dr. Charles Plitt, C. Morris Harrison, H. Edward Burrows and Frederick Hennighausen, sons in law, and Louis Hennighausen and Walter Plitt, grandsons.
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