June 12, 1857, Hanover, Pennsylvania.

August 3, 1937.

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Ambrose was the son of Absalom Gable Schmidt and Catharine Trone, and husband of Alda May Stouffer.

He was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, and the Reformed Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was licensed May 17, 1889, by Gettysburg Classis, and ordained May 27, 1889, by Maryland Classis. He served at Christ Mission, Baltimore, Maryland (3 years); St. Mark’s, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4 years); as financial secretary of Franklin and Marshall College (5½ years); and St. John’s, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (18 years). He was chairman of the Sunday School Hymnal Committee, and (1917–20) secretary of the New Hymnal Committee for the General Synod of the Reformed Church. He was living in Bellefonte as of 1918.

  1. Hark the Bells
  2. Many Voices Often Greet
  3. O God of Nations, God of Men
  4. Speak to Me, O My Savior
  5. Take, O, Take Me, Holy Father
  6. There’s a Friend So Dear
  7. We Praise Thee, O God
  8. Ye Men of Christ, Awake