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Frederick and Caroline Detterer Papers

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Frederick and Caroline Detterer Papers




2012



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Creation: 28.03.2012
Language: English

Title: Frederick and Caroline Detterer Papers
Quantity: 2 boxes
Identification: PP DetF&C
Location: 153C
Language: German

The collection contains personal records, correspondence, diaries, sermons, and essays.


Born September 28, 1861 in Utica, N.Y Frederick was the son of John and Augusta (Bachman) Detterer. He attended Moravian College and Theological Seminary from 1878 to 1884. Upon graduation, he became a teacher at Nazareth Hall from 1884 to 1886. There he met Caroline Huebener (d.1952). They were married November 18, 1886. Together they had three children- Ernst, Edith, and Mary Pauline. Ernst Detterer, born January 3, 1888, became an art professor. The second child passed away at the age of two. Their third child, Pauline Detterer, became a piano teacher. None of the children married. Frederick and Caroline served the Moravian church throughout their life. Between 1886 and 1888, Frederick was a pastor at Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Due to poor health, the family moved to Bethlehem, PA; Frederick was an assistant to the secretary of publications. Once Frederick's health was restored, he became an instructor in the Theology Seminary on the island of St. Thomas in 1892. That same year, Frederick's illness returned and he was forced to move to Jamaica to regain his health. The following year his health only worsened, and he passed away June 20, 1893. Caroline and her two children returned to Bethlehem, PA to live in the Widow's House. Both Caroline and her daughter Pauline lived there until their deaths.


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