Born: January 29, 1674, Hannover, Germany.
Died: August 23 or 29, 1749, Halle, Germany.
Buried: Stadtgottesacker, Halle, Germany.
Justus was the son of Valentin Böhmer, an advocate in Hannover, and Anna Margarethe Schirmer, and husband of Eleonore Rosine Stützing.
After studying Law at the Universities at Jena, Rinteln, and Halle, he graduated at Halle in 1698, and began to lecture in 1699.
In 1701 he was appointed Professor extraordinary, in 1702 Doctor, and in 1711 ordinary Professor of Law, at Halle.
He subsequently received many honours, being appointed in 1731 Director of the University of Halle, in 1743 Chancellor of the Duchy of Magdeburg, &c, and was reckoned a very high authority especially in ecclesiastical law.
While lecturing to his students, Aug. 8, 1749, he suddenly became ill, and after a stroke of palsy, d. Aug. 23, 1749. (Koch, iv. 373–375; Allg. Deutsche Biog., iii. 79–81, the latter dating his death Aug. 29.)
Of his 21 hymns, 3 appeared in Freylinghausen’s Geistreiches G.B. [Gesangbuch] 1704-5.
Julian, p. 160