Christophe Moehrlen

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Christophe Moehrlen
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Born (1800-01-20)20 January 1800
Baiersbronn, Württemberg
Died 28 February 1871(1871-02-28) (aged 71)
Daillens, Switzerland
Occupation Schoolteacher, writer
Genre Children's literature, Christian literature

Christophe Moehrlen (20 January 1800 – 28 February 1871), pen name: Christoph Irenius, was a Swiss French Protestant pastor of German origin, schoolteacher and author of children's literature.

Biography[edit]

Christophe Moehrlen's wife: Röschen Friedenauer

Moehrlen was teacher at the Evangelical College in Schiers,[1] at the poorhouse Calame in Le Locle[2] and at Christian Friedrich Spittler′s Griechenanstalt in Beuggen.[3] He later worked as a pastor in Payerne where he founded a reformatory for boys, and finally in Daillens.[4] In addition to some educational works and translations, he published in 1839 under the pseudonym Christoph Irenius the autobiographical book Eine wahrhafte Geschichte (“A true story”).

Moehrlen was the father-in-law of Otto Sutermeister.[5][6]

Selected works[edit]

Secondary literature[edit]

  • Marie Dedie-Moehrlen. Une belle vie: la vie de mon grand-père, le pasteur Christophe Moehrlen, 1800-1871. Neuchâtel: Impr. P. Attinger S.A., 1936. 199 pages.
  • Olivier Dedie (editor). Le dernier journal du pasteur Christophe Moehrlen. (from 1866 to 1869) Rolle: Société d'histoire de la Côte, 1987. 32 pages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heinrich Wilhelm Josias Thiersch. Christian Heinrich Zeller's Leben. Vol. 1. Felix Schneider, 1876, p. 308
  2. ^ Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Vol. 43-45. Historische und Antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel, Stiftung Pro Augusta Raurica, R. Reich, 1944. p. 132
  3. ^ Heidy Margrit Müller. Dichterische Freiheit und pädagogische Utopie: Studien zur schweizerischen Jugendliteratur. Lang, 1998. p. 33. ISBN 978-3-906757-56-8
  4. ^ Anzeige einer Knaben-Erziehungsanstalt in the second volume of his work Das Buch der Wahrheitszeugen. Basel 1846, p. 829
  5. ^ Christophe Moehrlen, Société Genevoise de Généalogie
  6. ^ Erinnerung an Frau Professor Ernestine Sutermeister-Moehrlen: Geboren den 18. Oktober 1832 / Gestorben den 18. Juli 1900. 1900.