The Journey of Justus Falckner

by Kim-Eric Williams

This biography of Justice Falkner chronicles a key figure of 1700’s colonial Lutheranism and the vital role he played in its establishment. Beginning with Falckner’s birth and early life in Germany, his prior work and and spiritual journey in Pennsylvania, major attention is given to the ordination rite, as well as the certificate, and then his 20 year pioneer missionary work in the Dutch language to people in New York City, the Hudson River Valley, and northern New Jersey. Contained also in this book are portions of text from the first American Lutheran ordination service (held in Latin, Swedish, and German) at Old Swedes Church, Philadelphia on Nov. 24, 1703.

Paper, 120 pp. with 6 pages of color photos, $16

This book is available through the Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia. Send a check or money order for $16 plus $3 shipping and handling made out to Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia. Write “Falckner book” in the memo area and mail it to:

Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794

For non-US orders or any other questions write to John E. Peterson, Curator at:

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