Born: July 13, 1854, Stark County, Ohio.
Died: July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio.
Buried: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
Simon was the son of Edward Lorenz and Barbara Gueth-Geil, brother of Daniel Lorenz, and husband of Florence Luella Kumler (married 1878).
The Lorenz family were Adventists. They emigrated from Messer, Russia (near Saratow), to America, and lived in Dayton, Ohio.
Edmund attended Otterbein University, Union Biblical Seminary, Yale Theological Seminary, and the University of Leipzig.
He served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio (1884–86), and as president of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania (1886–88).
He later founded the Lorenz music publishing house in Dayton.