1672–1730

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 21, 1672, Krobs­dorf, Si­le­sia (now Kro­bi­ca, Po­land).

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1730, Nie­der­wie­se (near Greif­en­berg), Si­le­sia.

Biography

Son of a farm­er and rur­al ma­gis­trate, Schwed­ler en­rolled at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig in 1695 (MA 1697).

In 1698, he was ap­point­ed as­sist­ant min­is­ter at Nie­der­wie­se. He be­came di­a­co­nus in 1698, af­ter the death of his pre­de­cess­or, Chris­toph Adolph. In 1701, he be­came the pas­tor there.

He was a gift­ed preach­er, and found­ed an or­phan­age in Nie­der­wie­se. He and Ni­ko­laus von Zin­zen­dorf lived near each oth­er and were friends.

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Help Needed

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