Reverend Jacob Duche

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Jacob Duche

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Birthplace: Phildelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Colonies [present United States]
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Son of Col. Jacob Duche, Sr. and Mary Duche
Husband of Elizabeth Duche

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About Reverend Jacob Duche

The Reverend Jacob Duché (1737–1798) was a Rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the first chaplain to the Continental Congress. In 1759 he married Elizabeth Hopkinson, sister of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Duché first came to the attention of the First Continental Congress in September 1774, when he was summoned to Carpenters' Hall to lead the opening prayers. Opening the session on the 7th of that month, he read the 35th Psalm, and then broke into extemporaneous prayer.

Christ Church is a National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia.

Carpenters' Hall is a two-story brick building in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that was a key meeting place in the early history of the United States. Completed in 1773 and set back from Chestnut Street, the meeting hall was built for and is still owned by the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, the country's oldest extant trade guild. The First Continental Congress met here. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 15 April 1970 (#70000552)[3] and is part of Independence National Historical Park.

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Reverend Jacob Duche's Timeline

1737
1737
Phildelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Colonies [present United States]
1798
1798
Age 61
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States