Eli Huber


Dr. Eli Huber (1834-1911) was one of the most widely known and esteemed ministers and educators in the Lutheran church. He was recognized by all as a thorough scholar and a sincere Christian gentleman… He was graduated at the Theological Seminary (at Philadelphia) here and served a number of pastorates in this state. From 1866 to 1876 he was pastor of a Lutheran church in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and while in that city was professor of languages for one year at Otoe university, also serving a three-year term as city superintendent of schools. In 1876 he accepted a call to Messiah Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, where he continued as pastor until 1893, when he came to Gettysburg to accept the chaplaincy and the Amanda Rupert Strong professorship of English Bible in the college, which he held until 1904, when he resigned. [source: The Intelligencer Doylestown, Pa., 5/14/1931]