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John Zundel

ZUNDEL, John. b. Hochdorf (south of Ulm), Germany, 10 Dec 1815; d. Cannstadt, Germany, July 1882. He was educated in Germany. His first major appointment was in Russia, as organist of St Anne’s Lutheran Church, St Petersburg. He emigrated to the USA in 1847, and became organist of First Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, St George’s Church, New York, and finally of the celebrated Plymouth Congregational Church, New York. The minister of Plymouth Church was Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe*. Beecher and Zundel made the church famous in New York, and together they published The Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes (1855). On retirement, Zundel went briefly to Detroit, where he...

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