Born: Jan­ua­ry 6, 1699, Mühl­haus­en an der Enz, Würt­tem­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Ap­ril 24, 1769, Stein­heim/Al­buch, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stein­heim/Al­buch, Ger­ma­ny.



Friedrich was the son of Jo­hann Ja­kob Hill­er, pas­tor at Mühl­haus­en.

He was edu­cat­ed at cler­gy train­ing schools at Den­ken­dorf (under J. A. Ben­gel) and Maul­bronn, and at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tüb­ing­en (MA 1720).

His first cler­ic­al post was as­sist­ant at Bret­tach (now Lang­en­bret­tach) (1724–27). He lat­er held si­mi­lar posts at Hes­sig­heim and else­where, and from 1729–31 was a pri­vate tu­tor at Nur­em­berg.

On St. Bar­tho­lo­mew’s Day, 1732, he be­came pas­tor of Neck­ar­grön­ing­en. In 1736 he be­came pas­tor of his home­town, and in 1748 pas­tor of Stein­heim (near Heid­en­heim).

In his third year at Stein­heim, he lost his voice, and had to use an as­sis­tant to preach.