Proceedings and Addresses Volume 12

Proceedings and Addresses Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... given by Prof. Hinke, was already printed by Reichel in his History of 1888. L111: or VAN DIEREN. John Bernhard van Dieren (Diiren, Diiren, Thieren) began to act as pastor in the Schoharie in the year 1717.'" He wasa native of Konigsberg, Germany, a tailor by occupation, and had never studied theology. He came to London, and met with a favorable reception at the hands of Court Preacher Biihme, Ziegenhagen's predecessor in the St. James Chapel. Biihme was impressed with his pious language, and though he probably did not ordain van Dieren, as the latter afterward claimed in America, yet he aided him by sending books to him to New York. "That Biihme advised him to come to America may well be, but that he ordained him is false, and the tailor's object in the beginning appears only to have been to teach school in connection with his regular occupation." (Fartgesetzete Sammlung z/on Allen und Neuen Theotogischen Sachen. etc., 1731. Leipsig, p. 72, ff.) Arriving in New York, van Dieren evidently set himself up as a teacher as soon as possible, and after atime began to preach, working at his tailor's trade at intervals. Berkenmeyer says: "That he not only wrought as a tailor in England, but also here in New York, and that the spirit of fanaticism had already manifested itself in him in England, is attested by Mr. Schleydorn who knew him there. Herc he was no less under this influence, and not only acted as being in the church, but at divers times cried out aloud in his workshop in the basement, and claimed to be holding a conversation with God. He made the woman, in whose house he lived, believe that he wanted to marry her daughter, but that God would not give his consent. The name of Jesus the 5..".show more

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