George Stetson

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George Stetson (1814–1879)

George Stetson (September 12, 1815 – October 9, 1879) was a Christian pastor and author of various religious periodicals.


Born George Washington Stetson, he associated with Henry Grew and George Storrs in his early ministry, and even later with Jonas Wendell and Charles Taze Russell.[1] He was not only a minister, but also a school teacher, and physician. As a member of the Advent Christian Church he and Wendell worked together in several churches throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio in the early 1870s. They also wrote for George Storrs’ magazine The Herald of Life and the Coming Kingdom, and for other magazines such as The World's Crisis.

For ten months during 1872 Stetson was the Pastor of the church in Pittsburgh where he met the young Charles Taze Russell. He then led the Edinboro, Pennsylvania congregation for six years until his death. His dying request was that Pastor Russell give his funeral sermon, where over twelve hundred attended.[2]


  1. ^ C.T. Russell, "Harvest Gatherings and Siftings", Zion's Watch Tower, July 15, 1906, p. 3821 (reprint).
  2. ^ C.T. Russell, "Bro. G. W. Stetson", Zion's Watch Tower, November, 1879, p. 46 (reprint).