LöhE, jOhann kOnrad wIlhelm

Löhe, Johann Konrad Wilhelm a German Lutheran minister, was born at Fürth, in Bavaria, February 17, 1808, and was educated at the University of Erlangen, which he entered in 1826. After serving at various places as minister of Lutheran churches, he settled in 1837 at Neuendettelsau as pastor of a flourishing Church. Zealously devoted to the cause of his Master, he studied the ways and means of promoting the Christian religion among the masses of the German people, and in 1849 founded to this end a society for Inner AIaissions (q.v.), and in 1854, following the example of the immortal Fliedner (q.v.), of Kaiserswerth, established a Deaconesses' Institute, SEE DEACONESS, which in our day is known in nearly all the civilized world. Lohe labored here faithfully and successfully until his death, January 28, 1872. He wrote Der evangelische Geistliche (2d edition, Stuttg. 1866, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Lebenslauf der heilig. Magd Gottes aus dem Pfarrstande (3d ed. Nuremb. 1869, 8vo): — Geistlicher Tageslauf (3d ed. Nuremb. 1870, 8vo): — Aus der Geschichte d. Diakonissenanstalt Neuendettelsan (Nuremb. 1870, 8vo); etc. See Schem, Deutsch-Amerikan. Conv. Lexicon, 6:589.

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