John Christian Frederick Heyer Photo

John Christian Frederick Heyer

Born: Jul 10, 1793

Death: Nov 7, 1873

Nationality: United States

John Christian Frederick Heyer

Date of Birth : Jul 10, 1793
Date of Death : Nov 7, 1873

John Christian Frederick Heyer was the first missionary sent abroad by Lutherans in the United States. He founded the Guntur Mission in Andhra Pradesh, India. "Father Heyer" is commemorated as a missionary in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on November 7, along with Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg and Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen.

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