Born: February 9, 1693, Josbach, Hessen, Germany.
Died: June 3, 1773, Halle, Germany.
Johann was the son of Johann Jeremias Allendorf, a pastor in Josbach.
In 1711, he began studying in Gießen, and in 1713 with August Francke in Halle.
In 1717, he accepted a position as steward for Count Henkel in Odersberg am Westerwald. From 1723, he was tutor to Imperial Count Erdmann II von Promnitz in Sorau, Lower Lusatia (now Żary, Poland).
When one of the Promnitz daughters, who had been brought up as a Lutheran, married the Reformed Prince August Ludwig von Anhalt-Köthen in 1724, he accompanied her to Köthen as her personal pastor. In the two decades he was in Köthen, he wrote several books of hymns.
After the princess died in 1750, Allendorf went to Wernigerode as a pastor, and from there to neighboring Nöschenrode in 1755. Starting at the end of 1759, he served as a pastor at St. Ulrich in Halle, and also taught at the Lutheran grammar school there.
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