Bocler, Johann Wolfgang
Bocler, Johann Wolfgang a German theologian, originating from Livonia, was a Lutheran, and, after having filled several ecclesiastical offices, went to Cologne, where he abjured Protestantism in order to enter the ranks of the Catholic clergy. He died at Cologne in 1717. He wrote, Der einfaeltigen Esthen abergldubische Gebrduche (Cologne, 1691), and some works in favor of Catholicism. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.