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Missionary

William Gottlieb Schauffler, German missionary.

Background

Schauffler, William Gottlieb was born on August 22, 1798 in Stuttgart, Germany. Son of Philip Frederick and Caroline Henrietta (Schuckart) Schauffler.

Education

Attended Andover Theological Seminary, 1826-1831. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Halle, 1867. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Princeton, 1879.

Career

Arrived in Boston, 1826. Ordained at Park Street Congregational Church, Boston, 1831, commissioned by American Board as missionary to Jews of Turkey. Arrived in Constantinople, 1832, then transferred to Smyrna.

Engaged in missionary tours and Bible translation, 1834, completed new translation of Old Testament into Hebrew-Spanish (Sephardi), 1839. Received grant from Missionary Society of Established Church of Scotland for work among Jews, 1843. Chaplain Mission to German (Ashkenaz) Jews.

Missionary among Armenians and Turks under Turkey Mission of America Board, after 1856. Representative Armenian missions at meeting of World’s Evangelical Alliance, pleading cause of religious liberty in Turkey, Paris, France, August 1855. Aided in revision of Turkish New Testament, 1856-1857.

Visited America on behalf of Turkish missions, 1857. Translated New Testament into Turkish, 1866. Decorated by King of Prussia.

Author: “Essay on the Right Use of Property,” 1832. Meditations on the Last Days of Christ, 1837. Contributor article “What Drink Did Our Lord Jesus Christ Use at the Institution of the Eucharist?” to Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, October 1836.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: “Essay on the Right Use of Property,” 1832. Meditations on the Last Days of Christ, 1837. Contributor article “What Drink Did Our Lord Jesus Christ Use at the Institution of the Eucharist?” to Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, October 1836.

Connections

Married Mary Reynolds, February 26, 1834, several children including Henry Albert.

father:
Philip Frederick Schauffler

mother:
Caroline Henrietta (Schuckart) Schauffler

spouse:
Mary Reynolds