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Rev. Philip Zeiser 

Philip Zeiser

Philip Zeiser was born Jul 19th, 1802 in the village of Schallbach, Saarburg, Lorraine, France, son of Rev. Nicholas and Catherine (Mueller) Zeiser.  He was baptized by Rev. Glasser, and confirmed by Rev. Louis Herman, Aug. 16th, 1816.  He came to America in 1819.  He studied under his father, who was a pastor for many years in Luzerne County, Pa.  He was ordained Sept. 14th, 1824, by the Free Synod.  He came to Good Hope church, Mercer County, Pa., July 3d, 1825.  He was the first minister who labored regularly in Mercer and Crawford Counties.  In 1848 a throat and lung disease compelled him to give up the active duties of the ministry.  He died in New Hamburg, Mercer County, PA., Jan. 25th, 1875, aged seventy-two years, seven months and six days.

Source: The history of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States, 1920

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