He graduated from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary 1844 and [was] ordained 1855. He served as pastor at the following places: 1844-1848 St. Paul's Luth. Church, Ardmore, Montgomery Co. PA 1848-1850 West Camp, NY 1850-1854 Middleburg, NY 1854-1861 Christ Luth. Church, Ghent, NY 1861-1863 Red Hook, NY 1863-1874 Chester Springs, Chester Co. PA. From Elwood W. Christ, ELCA Region 8 Archives, A.R. Wentz Library, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 66 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325. - from a query by Marilyn Marshall
He performed the marriage of Sarah Ann Burdick Finger
to Virgil Staats
Found him on the 1860 Ghent, Columbia, New York census (img 66) as Nathan H. Cornell
age 40, clergyman, Lutheran.
Found him on the 1870 West Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvannia census (img 25) as Nathan H. Cornell
age 50, (Lutheran) Minister of the Gospel.