Bansemer, Charles (Karl) F.

President of North Carolina College and Mount Pleasant Female Seminary, 1867-1868

Charles F. (Karl F.) Bansemer (fl. 1839-1866) was a native of Prussia, who came to the United States sometimes before 1939. He was educated at Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States at Lexington, S.C., 1839-1841, under Ernest L. (Ernest Lewis) Hazelius (1773-1853). Thereafter he served as a licentiate in McPersonville and Brailsfordville, S.C., 1841-1842, and entered the ministry, February 1842. He served at various places in the Beaufort and Colleton districts, S.C., and acted as the principal of an academy in Beaufort for two years. He was later the superintendant of the Chesterville Male Academy, Chester, S.C., and administrator at Mount Zion Collegiate Institute, Winnesboro, S.C. He was made president of the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute, Mount Pleasant, N.C., in 1867.

Source: From the guide to the C. F. Bansemer Papers, 1830-1866, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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