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Benjamin Bittinger lecture notes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCM 313


  • 1846 - 1847

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(Benjamin F. Bittinger (1824-1913) was a Presbyterian minister who made his mark at the Westminster Church in Washington. He was born Aug. 10, 1824 in Waynesboro, Penn. He was the oldest minister of gospel in Washington and was the oldest living graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary when he died. He was ordained in 1847. He served churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia for ten years until he was called to Washington for the Westminster Church Memorial. He remained there until 1863, when he moved to the Presbyterian Church at Ellicott City, Md. However, he went back to the Westminster church in 1868 and remained there until his retirement in 1899. He died at age ninety on Sept. 13, 1913 of paralysis. He was married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage was with Catherine Malvina Libbey (1828-1859). The couple had a son, Charles Bittinger (1852-1879). Catherine died at age thirty-one on Apr. 23, 1859 and was buried with their other child, John Libbey Bittinger. Benjamin Bittinger did remarry to Ann Elizabeth Bittinger, who died on Mar. 25, 1896)


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Benjamin Bittinger lecture notes
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December 2005
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