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…

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FUCHS, Stephen

FUCHS, Stephen. Bruck an der Mur 30.4.1908 — St.Gabriel, Mödling 17.1.2000. S.V.D. Austrian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. Grew up in Graz, in 1922-27 student at S.V.D.’s mission high school in St. Rupert’s in Bischofshofen. Joined the Society of Divine Word in 1927 and studied theology at St.Augustine near Bonn…

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FLEX, Oscar

FLEX, Oscar (Oskar). 18?? — 19??. Rev. German Missionary in India. From 1861 in Ranchi, working with Kurukh (Oraon). Married with Antonie Flex. Note that there were two Germans of the same name at the same time in different parts of India. Publications: Introduction to the Urāun Language. 55 p.…

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DROESE, Ernest (Ernst Dröse)

DROESE, Ernest (Ernst Dröse). Thorn (now Toruń in Poland) 12.7.1817 — Landour, Uttarkhand 19.4.1891. Rev. German Missionary in India. He began as apprentice silversmith, but soon turned to missionary career and entered the seminary of Berlin Mission and was sent to India in 1842. Worked in Benares and Ghazipur. In…

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DRAKE, John

DRAKE, John. 18?? — 19??. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. M.A. B.D. Working among Kurkus (around 1900), 1900-10 in Agra. In 1910-26 Vice-Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Serampore College, then at Theological Seminary of Saharanpur (1930 there). Married, at least…

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COLE, Robert Andrews

COLE, Robert Andrews. Madras 1835 — 1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major Robert Wynne Cole, an army doctor. Educated in Madras. As a young Captain he served as Superintendent in Coorg in 1866-69 (with two intervals). Later Colonel in Madras Staff Corps. Retired as Major-General and spent…

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DEHON, Paul

DEHON, Paul. Maurage, Hainaut 29.8.1856 — Rajhara, Daltonganj 27.6.1905. Rev. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India. Joined Jesuits in 1876. Ordained priest 1882. To India in 1883, from 1889 worked in Kurukh (Oraon) mission. Publications: “Religion and Customs of the Uraons”, MASB 1:9, 1906, 121-181. Sources: P. Tete in La Civiltà…

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BATSCH, Friedrich

BATSCH, Friedrich. 182? — 1907. Rev. German Lutheran Missionary in India. Ordained 1844 in Berlin and left for India. Worked long for Gossnermission in Purulia, in Chota Nagpur. Retired in 1886. Publications: “Language of Dravidian Aborigines. Notes on the Oraon Language”, JASB 35:2 Extra No., 1866, 251-265. Sources: Brief notes in…

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WINFIELD, Walter Warren

WINFIELD, Walter Warren. 8.6.1889 — 6.4.1970. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Harry W. and Clara Jane East. B.A., B.D. Married 1919 in Madras Lottie Lydia Johnson, at least one son. Publications: A grammar of the Kui language. 14+248 p. Bibl. Ind. 245.Calcutta 1928. – A vocabulary of…

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GRIGNARD, André

GRIGNARD, André. 1865? — 1935?. S.J. Rev. Belgian Missionary in India. From the late 19th century worked in Ranchi. The North Dravidian Oraon language is now better known as Kurukh. Publications: X“The Oraons and Mundas: From the Time of Their Settlement in India. (An Essay of Constructive History)”, Anthropos 4, 1909, 1-19…

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