Johann Christoph Biernatzki
Johann Christoph Biernatzki (1795–1840) was a German author.
He was born at Elmshorn, in the Duchy of Holstein, and, from 1825 to 1840, served as a Lutheran pastor at Friedrichstadt in the province of Schleswig. His most important publication is Die Hallig, oder die Schiffbrüchigen auf dem Eiland in der Nordsee (“The Hallig, or Shipwrecks on an Island of the North Sea”), with introduction by Düntzer (1881), which is still valued for its accurate description of the pastor's personal experiences during the floods which frequently desolated Schleswig. His complete works, including tales, poems, and didactic treatises, were published after his death in 8 volumes (Leipzig, 1852).
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Biernatzki, Johann Christoph". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. This work in turn cites his biography (Leipzig, 1852) by his son Karl Bernhard Biernatzki.
- The Hallig: or, The sheepfold in the waters. A tale of humble life on the coast of Schleswig. Translated, with a biographical sketch of the author, by Mrs. George P. Marsh. Boston: Gould and Lincoln. 1856.