Matthaeus Stach

Short Name: Matthaeus Stach
Full Name: Stach, Matthaeus, 1711-1787
Birth Year: 1711
Death Year: 1787

Stach, Matthaus, b. March 4, 1711, at Mankendorf, Moravia. 1733 Moravian missionary in Greenland. 1771 Moravian minister in Pennsylvania, d. Dec. 21, 1787.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Matthaeus Stach (sometimes anglicized to Matthew Stach) (March 4, 1711 - December 21, 1787) was a Moravian missionary in Greenland. Matthäus Stach was born in Mankendorf (Czech: Mankovice) near Zauchtenthal in Moravia. He was home schooled since his parents did not want to send the family to attend the Roman Catholic schools. In 1728, he arrived at the Moravian community of Herrnhut in Saxony. In 1733, Stach traveled to Greenland together with Christian David and his cousin Christian Stach where they were greeted by the Danish pioneer missionary Hans Egede. Together they founded the settlements of New Herrnhut (modern Nuuk) and Lichtenfels. In 1741, he made a return trip to Germany where he was both ordained into the ministry and became married.

Texts by Matthaeus Stach (6)sort descendingAsInstances
Das Heil aus deinem TodMatthaeus Stach (Author)2
Dass Heil aus deinem TodMatthaeus Stach (Author)2
Der ErstgeborneM. Stach, g. 1711, d. 1787 (Author)2
Gottes Wort ist klarMatthaeus Stach (Author)4
Hallelujah, der Heiland lebt, nun ist auf Erden FriedeMatthaeus Stach (Author)2
There's but a small beginning madeMatthew Stach, 1711-87 (Author)3

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