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Schmelen, Johann Heinrich

(1777–1848). B. Cassebruch, on the Weser, Hannover, Ger.; fled to London to escape the Fr. 1803; converted; resolved to be a miss.; studied in Berlin under J. Jänicke* 1807–10; returned to London; LMS miss. to S Afr. 1811–48; pioneer in Namaqualand*; m. a Hottentot and tr. the 4 gospels with her help; his work was taken over 1842 by the Rhenish* Miss. Soc.

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