Born: March 26, 1789, Leina (near Gotha), Germany.
Died: May 19, 1854, Ichtershausen, Germany.
Son of H. A. Hey, pastor at Leina, Wilhelm studied at the University of Jena and Göttingen.
In 1811, he became a licentiate theology, and after varied work as a tutor.
In 1818 he became pastor at Töttelstadt, near Gotha. In 1827, he became court preacher at Gotha, where his preaching attracted large audiences. In 1832, he was appointed superintendent of Ichtershausen.
Hey wrote his poetry mostly for children.
If you know Hey’s burial place, would you ?