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AUER, John Gottlieb, missionary bishop of the American Episcopal Church, born in Wurtemberg, Germany, 18 November 1832 ; died 16 February 1874. He was a Lutheran minister, but applied for and took orders in the Episcopal Church, being ordained at Cavalla, Africa, in 1862. At a special meeting of the general convention, in October 1872, Dr. Auer was elected missionary bishop of Cape Palmas, in Africa. He was consecrated 17 April 1873, but was stricken down with fever, and his term of service was less than one year.
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