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JANVIER, Levi, missionary, born in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, 25 April, 1816; died in India, 25 March, 1864. He was graduated at Princeton in 1835, and studied theology in the seminary there, also teaching in Lafayette college, he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry and went to India as a missionary in 1841, settling in Lodonia, in northern India, where he was for several years superintendent of the mission. Owing to impaired health, he visited the United States in 1859, but returned to his missionary work in the following year. He was assassinated by a fanatic Sikh at Ananapoor, India. The degree of S. T. D. was conferred on him by Lafayette in 1861. He prepared a translation of the Pentateuch and Psalms into Punjaubi, assisted in compiling a "Punjaubi Dictionary" (1854), and wrote various books and tracts in this language.
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