August 18, 1762, Havelberg, Brandenburg.

August 22, 1838, Neustadt-Eberswalde (near Berlin), Germany.

Son of S. C. K. Küster, inspector and chief pastor at Havelberg, Samuel studied at the University of Berlin (DD 1835). He became third pastor of the Friedrich-Werder Church in Berlin in 1786, second pastor in 1793, and in 1797 chief pastor and superintendent, after the death of his father, who had been called to the church in 1777. He helped edit the 1829 Berlin Gesang Buch, and contributed two hymns to it. He also published, in 1831, a small volume of Kurze lebensgeschictliche Nachrichten about the authors of the hymns therein.

  1. O Jesu, Freund der Seelen