Dreves, Johann Friedrich Ludwig, son of F. C. Dreves, burgomaster of Horn, in the Principality of Lippe-Detmold, was born at Horn, Nov. 17, 1762. After the completion of his studies at the University of Marburg he was for some time conrector of the school at Detmold. In 1790 he became third pastor of the Reformed Church at Detmold, and after being pastor at Hillentrup from June 28 to Oct. 25, 1795, returned to Detmold as second pastor. He remained in Detmold till 1820, when he again became pastor at Hillentrup, and died there Nov. 30, 1834. (MS. from Pastor A. Koppen, Detmold.) His hymn:—
Hier lieg ich, Herr! im Staube. Trust in God. Was written at Detmold after the death, on Nov. 14. and before the burial, Nov. 17, 1798, of his firs… Go to person page >
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