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Morris, John Gottlieb (14 November 1803–10 October 1895), Lutheran pastor, entomologist, and Baltimore cultural leader, was born in York, Pennsylvania, the son of John Samuel Gottlieb Morris, a physician, and Barbara Myers. Raised in a pious middle-class household, Gottlieb, following his father’s death in 1808, lived much of his life in unusually close relationship to his mother and his brother, Charles. After studying at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) and graduating from Dickinson College in 1823, he studied theology at Princeton Seminary and at the infant Gettysburg Seminary. He married Eliza Hay in 1827; they had three children....

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Muhlenberg, Henry Augustus Philip (13 May 1782–11 August 1844), clergyman and member of the U.S. Congress, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Muhlenberg, a Lutheran minister and botanist, and Mary Catherine Hall. He received his education under the personal direction of his father, who in 1787 became the founding president of Franklin College in Lancaster. Henry A. Muhlenberg received his theological training from his uncle, ...