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Bünger, Johann Friedrich

(January 2, 1810–January 23, 1882). B. Etzdorf, near Rosswein, Saxony; scion of family of clerics reaching back to the Reformation. At Leipzig he came under influence of an elderly, retired candidate of theology named Kühn; private tutor Pirna and Dresden; to US with M. Stephan* Sr.; gave practical assistance to colonists in Perry Co., Missouri; one of the founders of the coll. at Altenburg. Teacher Trinity school, St. Louis 1841; asst. pastor Trinity 1844; pastor Immanuel 1847. Walther called him the Am. Luth. Valerius Herberger.* His practical nature was exemplified in his pastoral work. Pres. W Dist., Mo. Syn., 1863–75. Friend of miss.; “Father” of Syn. Conf. Negro Miss. Founder of Luth. Hosp. and Orphan's Home, St. Louis.

C. F. W. Walther, Kurzer Lebenslauf des weiland ehrwürdigen Pastor Joh. Friedr. Bünger (St. Louis, 1882).

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