Frenzel

Frenzel a name common to several German authors, of whom we mention:

1. ABRAHAM, was born in November, 1656, at Kosel, studied at Wittenberg, and died April 15, 1740, at Schonau, near Bernstadt. He wrote, De Originibus Linguae Sorobicae, libri 4 (Bautzen, 1693-96): — De Diis Slavorum et Soroborum in Specie (published in Hoffmann's Scriptores Rerum Lusaticorumn, 2 volumes): — De Vocabulis Propriis Sorobicis Pagorum (published also in Hoffmann's work). Besides, he left in manuscript a Dictionary of the Wendish Language, works on the manners of the people of Upper Lusatia (extracts from which were published by Muka under the title Frenceliana, in Casopis Macisy Serbskeje, Bautzen, 1880-82). See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon, s.v.

2. MICHAEL, born February 2, 1628, studied at Leipsic, was pastor at Kosel, and died June 29, 1706. He translated the New Test. into the Wendish language, also the Psalms, and Luther's catechism. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.

3. MICHAEL, Jr., brother of Abraham, was born February 14, 1667, studied at Wittenberg, and died as deacon at Hoyerswerda, February 11, 1752. He wrote Dissertatio de Idolis Slavorum (Wittenberg, 1691).

4. SOLOMON GOTTHOLD, son of Michael, Jr., who was born in 1701, and died deacon at Hoyerswerda, March 22, 1768, is the author of a Wendish Catechisn (Libau, 1738). See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. For the family Frenzel see Schubert, Chronike der- Geschlechter Frenzel und Schletter (Dresden, 1843). (B.P.)

 
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