Our January 2017 program featured an overview of the incredible life of S. Morgan Smith.
S. Morgan Smith began life as a farm boy in North Carolina, trained and served as a minister in the Moravian Church, and enlisted as a chaplain in the Union Army.
He became an inventor and arguably the leading industrialist in the history of York County. Five existing companies in
York, with more than a combined 2,000 employees, trace their roots to the efforts of S. Morgan Smith.
Our presenter, The Rev. Dr. Stephen Nicholas Jr., is a retired Moravian Minister, a member of First Moravian Church
in York where S. Morgan Smith served as pastor during the Civil War years, and is a distant relative of Smith. Steve
served Moravian churches as pastor for forty-one years at locations in Ohio, New York City, Pennsylvania and the
Maryland suburbs of D.C. He and his wife, Kathleen, a registered nurse, both retired in 2007 and moved to their pre-
sent home in Haines Acres.
Steve is the author of two books, including the just published “Re-inventing the Wheel, the Incredible Story of S. Morgan Smith, Minister, Inventor, Industrialist.”
To purchase book: http://store.moravian.org/shop/moravian-history/reinventing-the-wheel-the-incredible-story-of-s-morgan-smith/