Alexy, Gustav

Alexy, Gustav, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Rosenau, Austria, in 1833. He was a student in the University of Milan, Italy, where he graduated in 1867. The following year he came to New York, and, having been early intended for the ministry, he entered the Union Theological Seminary, and graduated in 1871, when he became a resident graduate. Seeing the destitute condition of the thousands of Hungarians and Bohemians in the city, he began the study of the Bohemian language, and was ordained by the Presbytery of New York as a missionary to the same. Prior, however, to entering upon that work, he served as a missionary two years in Barcelona, Spain. He then returned to New York, and founded a Bohemian mission in East Fourth Street, near Avenue C. His labors were unceasing in preaching and pastoral visitation; and he was entirely successful in building up a Church and a flourishing Sunday-school. He died suddenly in the street, on Jan. 29, 1880. (W. P. S.)

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