1827–1888

August 26, 1827, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

October 15, 1888, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Beale was the was the son of Samuel Simon Schmucker (professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg), and Mary Catherine Steenbergen, and husband of Christiana M. Pretz.

Beale graduated from Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg in 1844, and from the seminary in 1847, entering the ministry that same year. His first charge was the Lutheran congregation at Martinsburg, Virginia, where he served until 1851. The next year he accepted a call to Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he organized an English congregation and built St. John’s Church. In 1802, he accepted a call to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Easton, Pennsylvania, and in 1867 to St. James’ Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Schmucker served as secretary of the Executive Committee of the Synod of Pennsylvania, and of the Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and was on the Board of Trustees for Muhlenburg College.

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