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1. Christian Gottlieb (1779–1838). B. Stuttgart; d. Basel. Uncle of J. C. Blumhardt. Secy. Deutsche Christentumsgesellschalt*; with C. F. Spittler founded Basel Bible Soc. 1804; dir. Basel Missionary Society.* Wrote Versuch einer allgemeinen Missionsgeschichte der Kirche Christi, 5 vols.; founded Evang. Missionsmagazin and Heidenbote. 2. Johann Christoph (1805–80). Educ. Tübingen; teacher at Basel Miss. Inst. 1830; pastor Möttlingen 1838. Gained fame as one who could cure by prayer; first reported cure was that of demoniac girl. In 1853 bought royal watering place Ball (Bad Boll), where all kinds of sufferers from all ranks of soc. and all countries flocked to be cured. In 1869 and 1872 he was joined by his sons. 3. Christopher Friedrich (1842–1919). Continued work of father Johann.

F. Zündel, Johann Christoph Blumhardt, Ein Lebensbild, rev. H. Schneider, 16th ed. (Giessen, 1954); E. Jäckh, Blumhardt, Vater und Sohn und Ihre Botschaft (Berlin, 1924–25).

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