Religion: In the Churches

In the following places the following churchmen made news last week:

¶ In Manhattan, Rev. Dr. George Unangst Wenner celebrated the 66th anniversary of his ordination as a Lutheran pastor. White-bearded and slightly deaf at 90, Dr. Wenner is the oldest U. S. minister in point of service. In 1867, a Yale graduate and a Union Theological seminarian, he began preaching in a blacksmith shop on 14th Street. Soon he founded Christ Church on 19th Street on the far East Side. His congregation grew to 500, then dwindled with an influx of Jews and Italians....

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