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Albert Knapp

KNAPP, Albert. b. Tübingen , 25 July 1798; d. Stuttgart, 18 June 1864. He was educated at the theological seminary at Maulbronn (1814-16) and at the ‘Stift’ at Tübingen (1816-20). He served as a ‘Vikar’ (assistant) at Feuerbach and at Gaisburg, both near Stuttgart, before being appointed ‘diakonus’ at Sulz am Neckar (1825-31), at Kirchheim unter Teck (1831-36), and at the Hospitalkirche at Stuttgart (1836-37). (During these years he was a friend of William Nast, who immigrated to the USA and founded the German branch of the American Methodist Episcopal Church in 1835.) In 1837 he was appointed ‘Oberhelfer’, or archdiakonus at the Stiftkirche (Seminary Church) at Stuttgart, and in 1845 he...

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