1869–1954

Introduction

Born: March 16, 1869, Na­per­ville, Il­l­inois.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 13, 1954, Mount Ver­non, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Oak Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ev­ans­ville, In­di­a­na.

Biography

Julius was the son of Hein­rich Fried­rich Horst­mann and Ma­rie Chris­tine Wil­hel­mi­na Ham­mer­schmidt.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at North­wes­tern Col­lege (now North Cen­tral Col­lege), Elm­hurst Col­lege, and Ed­en The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary.

Ordained in 1931, he served churches in In­di­a­na and Tex­as in his ear­ly ca­reer.

He ed­it­ed The Ev­an­ge­li­cal Her­ald of the Ev­an­ge­li­cal Syn­od of North Am­er­i­ca (1906–35), and was as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or of The Mes­sen­ger of the Ev­an­ge­li­cal and Re­formed Church (1936–39).

A num­ber of Horst­mann’s hymns ap­peared in The Ev­an­ge­li­cal Hym­nal (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Eden Pub­lish­ing House, 1917).

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