The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger

The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger (HM1MPU)

Location: , Ontario K0C 1X0 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 55.975', W 75° 7.742'

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1734 - 1803

The first Lutheran minister to settle in this province, Schwerdtfeger was born in Burgbernheim, Bavaria, and studied theology at the University of Erlangen. Emigrating to America in 1753, he served as pastor of congregations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. Much persecuted for his allegiance to the Crown during the American Revolution, Schwerdtfeger moved to Canada in 1791. He settled here in Williamsburg Township and became pastor of a congregation of German Loyalists, which had been established in 1784, and by 1790 had constructed the first Lutheran church in what is now Ontario. Its site now lies beneath Lake St. Lawrence. Within a few years he had organized Lutheran congregations in neighbouring townships. He died in 1803 and was buried in the old church cemetery.
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Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 489818 N 4975506
Decimal Degrees44.93291667, -75.12903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 55.975', W 75° 7.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 55' 58.5" N, 75° 7' 44.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13097 Riverside Dr, Ontario K0C 1X0, CA
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