"It requires strong faith to anticipate a large and well-endowed institution from so small a beginning; but 'Large oaks from little acorns grow, Large streams from little fountains flow.' If God be with us, we shall succeed."
- Ezra Keller, 1845
- Feb. 14, 1845: Board meets in Springfield, forwards second request for charter to legislature, this time to be named Wittenberg College.
- March 11, 1845: Legislature grants charter. Wittenberg College is founded, and the first president is Ezra Keller, an 1835 graduate of Gettysburg.The college was begun on 17 acres of land located just north of Buck Creek and donated by the cemetery association.
- 1846 The east wing of Myers Hall opens. At that time Myers Hall was called the College Building.
- Dec. 29, 1848 Ezra Keller dies at the age of 35 from typhoid fever.
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