Rev Frederick Arnold Hightman

Rev Frederick Arnold Hightman

Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 11 Feb 1967 (aged 91)
Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Parkville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 73079305 · View Source
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from History of the Evangelical Lutheran synod of Maryland of the United Lutheran church in America, 1820-1920, by Prof. Abdel Ross Wentz, 1920
REV. FREDERICK ARNOLD HIGHTMAN. The subject of this sketch was born January 10, 1876, at Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, in the home of his parents, Martin Luther Hightman and wife Lovetta, nee Arnold. In his home here at Burkittsville he lived for sixteen years. His g'randfather, John Hightman, was for years the superintendent of St. Paul's Lutheran Sunday school of Burkittsville, and also served as Judge of the Orphans' Court at Frederick. After the death of his g'randfather and his father in the same year, 1892, he labored for six years as clerk for his uncle, Martin Luther Horine. During his college course at Gettysburg, he labored several years for the Maryland Tract Society in Allegheny and Garrett Counties and in the southeastern suburbs of Baltimore, and later while in seminary he had the privilege of serving in York County, Pennsylvania, for one summer as their local Home Missionary Solicitor, thus having the opportunity of preaching in nearly all of the Lutheran churches in that great Lutheran center, with the result that a sufficient amount was secured as a nucleus for the erection of a chapel at Railroad, near Shrewsbury.

After graduating at the college in 1902, receiving the degree of A.B., and at the Theological Seminary in 1905, receiving the degree of B.D., he was called to the Hebron Lutheran Church at Avonmore, Pennsylvania, and while there was ordained by the Pittsburgh Synod at Connellsville, in October, 1905. He was commissioned by the Home Mission Board to take up, on March 1, 1908, the work of establishing a mission on Park Heights Avenue, in Baltimore, between Druid Hill Park and Belvedere Avenue on the North. But a few weeks later he was asked, in view of the Local Church Extension Society's request, to assume also the work of founding a mission on the Belair Avenue (Gay Street extended), one half mile south of Overlea. He thus had charge of the two fields until September, 1909, when he was relieved of the Park Heights Mission and was elected in February, 1909, as the permanent pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Powellnaron. The "Epiphany" congregation, as it is called since 1918, became self-sustaining in February, 1918, and on May 1, 1919, cleared all the indebtedness on their property valued'at $10,000. On the following Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Powellmade a most generous offer to donate $15,000 toward the erection of a church building. Thus they have proved again their devotion to their beloved Lutheran Zion and their friendship and love for their pastor. With the bright prospects before him of soon enjoying the oversight of a $40,000 church to be erected in front of the present chapel. Rev. Hightman is hoping to have along and blessed service with his people.

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