1817–1867

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Born: Oc­to­ber 28, 1817, Waynes­bo­ro, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: De­cem­ber 28, 1867, at his home in Mer­cers­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Tri­ni­ty Unit­ed Church of Christ, Mer­cers­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

A farm­er’s son, Har­baugh worked as a car­pen­ter, teach­er and writ­er as a young man.

In 1840, he en­rolled at Mar­shall Col­lege in Mer­cers­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia. Af­ter al­most three years there, he went to Mer­cers­burg The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry.

He re­ceived a preach­ing li­cense from the sy­nod at Win­ches­ter, Vir­gin­ia, and in 1844 be­came pas­tor of the Ger­man Re­formed Church in Lew­is­burg.

Around 1851, he moved to the First Re­formed Church in Lan­cas­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia, and in 1860 to Le­ba­non, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Around 1863, he be­came a pro­fess­or of di­dac­tic and prac­ti­cal the­o­lo­gy at Mer­cers­burg Se­mi­na­ry.

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