CODNER, Elizabeth (née Harris) was born in Dartmouth, Devon in 1823. Croydon, Surrey, 28 March 1919. She was interested in the mission field from an early age, and two of her early publications were entitled The Missionary Ship (1853) and The Missionary Farewell (1854) relating to the Patagonia Mission (later the South American Missionary Society). She married William Pennefather at the Mildmay Protestant Mission in London, and edited the mission’s monthly Woman’s Work in the Great Harvest Field. At age 17, she was editing a magazine for the Patagonia Mission, later the South American Missionary Society. She died in Croydon, Surrey on 28 March 1919.
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Translator: K. A. Fleischmann
Fleischmann, Konrad Anton. (Nuremberg, Bavaria, April 18, 1812--October 15, 1867, Philadelphia). Baptist. Raised a Lutheran, became a Baptist in 1831 in Geneva and began theological studies at Berne. Began Christian work in 1834 and in 1839, came to the United States as a missionary to his fellow Germans. His work took him from New York to Newark, New Jersey, to Reading, Pennsylvania, and, in 1842, to Philadelphia where he established a German Baptist Church. In 1852, the first Conference of German Baptists was held and as a result, Fleischmann began publication of a monthly, and later weekly, paper, Der Sendbote. In 1865 he presided at the first meeting of the General Conference of German Baptists. A picture of Fleischmann is in Cathcart's… Go to person page >