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HUEFFEL, Christian Gottlieb, Moravian bishop, born in Kleinwelke, Germany, in 1762; died in Herrnhut, Saxony, 7 June, 1842. After filling various important offices in his native country, among others that of president of the German Moravian theological seminary, from which he was graduated in earlier years, he was consecrated bishop, 24 August, 1814, and came to the United States in 1818 as presiding bishop of the northern district. In this office he labored with great success until 1826, when he returned to Europe, having been elected a member of the supreme executive board of the Moravian church. He took a circuitous route by way of the West Indies, and visited the extensive missions in those islands. He was a scientist and a musician of rare gifts.
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