Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rev. Frank A.Seidel, Early Lutheran Minister in Sandusky, Ohio

Rev. Frank Anton Seidel was born October 17, 1831 at Koprieben, in Pommerania. He studied at the University of Halle. In 1855, F.A. Seidel was appointed the vicar of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1856, he was called to the pastorate of the congregation. According to a history of Zion Lutheran Church, housed at the Sandusky Library, Rev. Seidel was "a man of fine, energetic Christian character and of splendid mental and oratorical gifts." He was a good leader, and the church had the highest hopes and expectations. In February of 1856, Rev. Seidel became sick, and he died on March 7, 1856. He was laid to rest at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His flat tombstone is in Block 17 of the cemetery.

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