Born: March 17, 1823, Mar­tins­burg, West Vir­gin­ia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1883, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. He had re­cent­ly re­turned from a trip to Eur­ope in­tend­ed to r­ecov­er his health.

Buried: Laur­el Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. His friend Jo­seph Seiss lies near­by.

Krauth grad­u­at­ed from the Get­tys­burg [Penn­syl­van­ia] The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary in 1841, then pas­tored over 20 years in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. In 1864, he be­came a pro­fess­or of dog­ma­tics at the Luth­er­an The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1868, he be­came Pro­fess­or of Men­tal & Mor­al Phil­o­so­phy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia, and in 1873 be­came vice pro­vost of that school. He was the first pre­si­dent of the Gen­er­al Coun­cil, a fed­er­a­tion of Lu­the­ran sy­nods, and edited The Lu­ther­an and The Lu­ther­an Church Review. His daugh­ter was hymn trans­lat­or Harriet R Spaeth. His works in­clude:



  1. Happy Christmas Comes Once More, The
  2. Wide Open Are Thy Hands