1843–1926

Introduction

Born: June 17, 1843, Vor­rel, Han­o­ver, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Au­gust 11, 1926, Co­lum­bus, Ohio.

Biography

Schuette’s fa­mi­ly em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca when he was nine years old.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Capital Un­i­ver­si­ty in Co­lum­bus, Ohio, and was or­dained in 1865.

He pas­tored at St. Mark’s Lu­ther­an Church, Del­a­ware, Ohio, and be­came a pro­fess­or of ma­the­ma­tics and na­tur­al phi­lo­so­phy (and lat­er the­o­lo­gy) at Ca­pi­tal Un­i­ver­si­ty.

He went on to be­come the un­i­ver­si­ty’s pre­si­dent, and served as pas­tor of Grace Lu­ther­an Church in Co­lum­bus. In 1881, he moved to Plea­sant Ridge (now Bex­ley), Ohio, to be pas­tor at Christ Lu­ther­an Church there.

In 1894, he be­came pre­si­dent of the Lu­ther­an Joint Sy­nod of Ohio and Oth­er States. He helped found the Na­tion­al Lu­ther­an Coun­cil, and was its pre­si­dent (1923–25).

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