Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bomberger, John Henry Augustus

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BOMBERGER, John Henry Augustus, clergyman, b. in Lancaster, Pa., 13 Jan., 1817; d. in Collegeville, Pa., 19 Aug., 1890. He was graduated at Marshall college and at Mercersburg seminary, became a minister of the German Reformed church in 1838, was a pastor at Waynesborough, Pa., in 1840-'5, at Easton, Pa., in 1845-'54, and in the 1st Reformed church of Philadelphia from 1854 till 1870, when he became president of Ursinus college, at Collegeville, Pa. He translated six volumes of Herzog's “Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopaedia,” condensed into two volumes (Philadelphia, 1856-'8), and published “Five Years at Race Street Church” (1859); “The Revised Liturgy” (1866); “Reformed not Ritualistic” (1867).