1823–1883

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Born: March 17, 1823, Mar­tins­burg, West Vir­gin­ia.

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

Buried: Laur­el Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

Charles was the fa­ther of hymn trans­lat­or Har­ri­et Spaeth.

He 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 and 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.

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