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Frederic Huidekoper

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Frederic Huidekoper
HUIDEKOPER, Frederic, educator, was born in Meadville, Pa., April 7, 1817; son of Harm Jan and Rebecca (Calhoun) Huidekoper. His father (1776-1854) was agent of the Holland Land company and founder of the Unitarian society and theological school, Meadville, Pa., 1844.

Frederic entered Harvard in 1884, as a sophomore, but was obliged to give up his studies from failing eyesight. He worked on a farm, 1835-89; travelled in Europe, 1839-41; studied theology, 1841-43; was professor of New Testament history in Meadville theological school, 1848-45; of ecclesiastical history, 1845-47; was treasurer and librarian of the school, and custodian of the Joshua Brookes fund. He published: Belief of the First Three Centuries concerning Christ's Mission to the Underworld (1854); Indaism at Rome B.C. 76 to A.D. 140 (1876) ; Indirect Testimony of History to the Genuineness of the Gospels (1879), and numerous contributions to periodical literature.

The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V
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