The New International Encyclopædia/Schmidt, Henry Immanuel

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SCHMIDT, Henry Immanuel (1806-89). An American clergyman and educator. He was born at Nazareth, Pa., and was educated at the Moravian Academy and Theological Seminary of his native place. He joined the Lutheran denomination and during the earlier years of his career held pastorates in Bergen County, N. J.; at Boston, Mass., and at Palatine, N. J. He also taught at Hartwick Seminary, N. Y.; Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., and later at the theological seminary of that place. In 1848 be became professor of the German language and literature at Columbia College. He was the author of a History of Education (1842; 10th ed. 1858); The Scriptural Character of the Lutheran Doctrine of the Lord's Supper (1852); Course of Ancient Geography (1860).