GRAETER, Albert

GRAETER, Albert. Boston 26.9.1835 — Basel 1909. Rev. U.S. Missionary in India. Son of John Henry Francis Gr. (born in Württemberg) and Elizabeth Mason Goodwin. Went to India as a member of Basel Mission of Mangalore. In 1865-70 schoolteacher in Coorg. Retired, he worked 1870-1908 as teacher of English in Basel. Married 1871 Eliza Campiche, four sons. The 1903 diss. on the Copepods of Basel region is by his son.

His younger brother was Rev. John (Johann) Benignus Gräter (Boston 12.5.1838 — Esslingen, Württemberg ?.2.1895), who also belonged to Basel Mission. Married 1867 Matilda Frommel (d. 1872) and 1874 Bertha Schuele, two sons, two daughters.

Publications: First Canarese–English Translator. 4+92 p. Mangalore 1868, 2nd ed. Mang. 1872.

Coorg Songs, with Outlines of Coorg Grammar. 48 p. Mangalore 1869.

– “Die Lieder des Kurg-Volkes”, ZDMG 32, 1878, 665-693 (introduction, text, translation).

By B. Graeter: Tables of Canarese Grammar. 4+11 p. Mangalore 1884.

Sources: Graeter brothers in M.L. Stockwell, Descendants of Francis Le Baron of Plymouth, Mass. Boston 1904 (nos. 1235-36). Photo from the archives of Basel Mission in www.bmarchives.org/items/show/81553 confirms the identity.

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