Bolzius, John Martin

Bolzius, John Martin, a Lutheran minister, was born Dec. 15, 1703. He is first brought to our notice as deputy superintendent of the Orphan House in Halle. He arrived in Charleston, S. C., from Dover, England, with the first company of Salzburgers who came to America, in March, 1734. They settled in Savannah, and Mr. Bolzius was their pastor, also agent for .the trustees of the colony, and a missionary under the English Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, while he retained a relation also to the Lutheran Church in Germany. He sustained the pastoral relation to the Church in Savannah thirty-two years, when he died, Nov. 19, 1765. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 1; Evangelical Review, 9:1.

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