Johannes Evangelista Gossner

Johannes Evangelista Gossner

(1773-1858)

Johannes Gossner (1773-1858) studied at the University of Dillingen and the seminary at Ingolstadt. His evangelical beliefs caused him to leave the Roman Catholic Church, where he had been a parish priest for 7 years. In 1829 he was appointed pastor at the Bethlehem Church in Berlin, where he served for 17 years, founding schools and asylums. [source: Schaff-Herzog Encylopedia]