Stockfeld, Johann

Stockfeld, Johann, a missionary among the Jews, was born Dec. 14, 1796, at Merbeck, near Mors, in Rhenish Prussia. Having been duly prepared by his brother, he entered, in 1824, the Hebrew College at London, to fit himself the better for the work among the Jews. In the following year he was appointed missionary by the London Society, and labored most successfully in Holland, Rhenish Prussia, Westphalia, Bavaria, and other places. In 1836 he was ordained, and settled first at Brussels, then at Cologne, and lastly at Kreuznach, where for twenty-eight years he was enabled to prosecute his chosen work among God's ancient people. Here he also established an auxiliary society in connection with that at Cologne, or the Rhenish Jewish Missionary Society; and, in order to keep up a lively interest in behalf of Israel, he had a monthly meeting in his own house, where pious Christians, both clergy and laymen, attended in numbers. Stockfeld died Dec. 17, 1869, after having most diligently labored as a missionary for more than forty-three years. See (London) Jewish Intelligence, Feb. 1869; Missionsblatt des rheinisch- westphalischen Vereins fur Israel, Jan. and Feb. 1870. (B.P.)

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