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Krauth, Charles Philip (07 May 1797–30 May 1867), Lutheran pastor and educator, was born in New Goshenhoppen, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles James Krauth, a German-born church organist and schoolteacher, and Katherine Doll. During his childhood the family moved frequently, residing for a time in Philadelphia and York, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Winchester and Norfolk, Virginia. As a student in the schools where his father taught, young Charles showed early promise in mathematics and language study....

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Olsson, Olof (31 March 1841–12 May 1900), Lutheran clergyman and theological professor, was born in Karlskoga, Sweden, the son of Anders Olsson, a farmer, and Britta Jonsdotter. Olsson’s family life was characterized by fervent Christian faith and practice. His mother had been especially affected by the nineteenth-century pietistic religious revival with its emphases upon conscious religious experience, reading of the Scriptures, prayer, and conventicles (meetings held by laity). Although critical of the established church, she did not advocate schism....