On March 16, 1789, Henry Ustic Onderdonk was born in New York. Onderdonk served as rector of St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn, New York. In 1827, he was consecrated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served as assistant bishop to the Rt. Rev. William White, the first bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the first and fourth presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Onderdonk succeeded White as bishop of Pennsylvania upon White's death in 1836.
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