SCHAEFFER, Heinrich August Eduard

SCHAEFFER,  Heinrich August Eduard. Erfurt 27.6.1842 — Trankebar 30.1.1890. Rev. German Missionary in India. After mission school studied theology at Leipzig. In 1864 went to India, worked mainly in Trankebar, finally as Principal of Evangelical Lutheran Central High School. Married 1868 Clara Cordes, 11 children (one son, Martin S., became missionary in India).

Publications: With N. Beisenherz: Dictionary, Tamil–English, based on J. Fabricius’ Malabar–English Dictionary. Tranquebar 1897.

Sources: https://www.lmw-mission.de/missionar-87.html with poor photo; Preface of the Dictionary.

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