1823-1883
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March 17, 1823, Martinsburg, West Virginia.

January 2, 1883, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had recently returned from a trip to Europe intended to recover his health.

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Krauth graduated from the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1841, then pastored over 20 years in various locations. In 1864, he became a professor of dogmatics at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1868, he became Professor of Mental & Moral Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1873 became vice provost of that school. He was the first president of the General Council, a federation of Lutheran synods, and edited The Lutheran and The Lutheran Church Review. His daughter was hymn translator Harriet Spaeth. His works include:

  1. Happy Christmas Comes Once More, The
  2. Wide Open Are Thy Hands