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Ewald, Ferdinand Christian (1802–1874), Christian missionary to the Jews, was born of Jewish parentage near Bamberg, in Bavaria, the son of David Ewald, optician. He joined the Christian faith in 1822. As a Lutheran minister he came under the aegis of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews...

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Ginsburg, Christian David (1821–1914), Bible scholar and missionary, was born on 25 December 1821 in Warsaw, Poland, to Baruch Ginsburgh (or Güntzberg). Little is known about his Jewish family of birth. Family tradition maintains that his parents lived in Spain before migrating to ...

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Ridley Haim Herschell (1807–1864) by Thomas Fairland, pubd 1850 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Herschell, Ridley Haim (1807–1864), missionary and Independent minister, was the third son and fourth child of Judah Herschell, a brewer, and his wife, Ghetal, of Strzelno (about 30 miles north of Torun, Poland), where he was born on 7 April 1807. Before his birth his mother was in danger because of the French occupation of the town and this suggested the name ...

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See Porter [née Seale], Dorothea Noelle Naomi [Thea]

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Stern, Henry Aaron (1820–1885), missionary, the son of German Jewish parents, Aaron and Hanna Stern, was born in the village of Unterreichenbach, near Gelnhausen in the grand duchy of Hesse and by Rhine, Germany, on 11 April 1820. When he was twelve years old his family moved to ...

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Joseph Wolff (1795–1862) by unknown artist His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury / The Church Commissioners for England; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. I. Carlyle

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Wolff, Joseph (1795–1862), missionary and traveller, son of David Levi, rabbi, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Lipchowitz of Bretzfeld, was born at Weilersbach, near Forchheim and Bamberg, in Franconia. Given the name Wolff at his circumcision eight days after his birth, he took the forename ...