1520-1597
Christoph Vischer

1520, Joachimstal, Bohemia (now Jáchymov, Czech Republic).

October 1597, Celle, Germany.

Son of Jakob Fischer, Christoph matriculated at the University of Wittenberg in November 1540 (MA 1544). He was ordained in Wittenberg February 10, 1544, and served as pastor and probst at Jüterbog. In 1552, he became cathedral preacher and superintendent at Schmalkalden, Thuringia ; in 1571 pastor and general superintendent at Celle; and in 1577 chief pastor of St. Martin’s church in Halberstadt. He returned to Celle in 1583 as general superintendent of Lüneburg. His works include:

  1. Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ