Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1819, Min­den, North Rhine-West­phal­ia, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: No­vem­ber 15, 1906, Lud­wigs­lust, Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern, Ger­ma­ny.



August was the son of Ernst Hein­rich Rische and Ka­ro­line Lou­i­sa El­ise Chris­ti­a­ni. He mar­ried twice: to Ida Volk­en­ing and (af­ter Ida’s death), to her sis­ter Kla­ra Volk­en­ing.

After gra­du­at­ing from the Gym­na­si­um in Min­den, he stu­died in Hal­le and Müns­ter, fin­ish­ing his the­o­lo­gi­cal ex­am­in­a­tions in au­tumn 1842 and 1844.

In 1844, Rische be­came vi­car and tu­tor un­der pas­tor Jo­hann Hein­rich Volk­en­ing in Jöl­len­beck.

In 1849, at the re­quest of Lud­wig Feld­ner, Rische be­came In­spect­or of the new­ly found­ed Ev­an­ge­li­cal So­ci­e­ty for Ger­ma­ny. In 1850m he was ap­point­ed par­ish ad­min­is­trat­or in Bad Lipp­springe, then a pas­tor in Schwink­en­dorf in 1852.

For ten years, Rische wrote for the Sonn­tags­blätt­er in Meck­len­burg.




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