(17821867). B. Wimsheim near Leonberg, Württemberg, Ger.; Luth. layman distinguished for services in behalf of missions; in civil revenue and administrative service 17961800; asst. in the Deutsche Christentumsgesellschaft* 1801; helped found Basel Bible Soc. 1804 (see Bible Societies, 2, 4); founded a pub. house at Basel 1812; helped found Basel* Miss. Soc. and (1834) a lending library; in 1841 he limited his est. to Bibles, tracts, and Christentumsgesellschaft literature. See also Chrischona.
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