Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN PETER ROTTLER was born at Strasburg in 1749; he was educated at his native place; he arrived at Tranquebar in 1776 and remained there till 1806. He then went to Madras as trustee of the Gericke Fund to manage the financial concerns of the mission. Though unconnected with the S.P.C.K. until 1817, he found mission work in the Presidency town, and was placed in charge of the Black Town congregation. His work and counsel were so valuable that the District Committee of the S.P.C.K. recommended that he should be permanently employed by the Society. He worked in the Vepery Mission for nineteen years and died in 1836, aged eighty-seven. A tablet in Vepery Church records his work and his many virtues. This was put up by public subscription in Madras; the S.P.G. added 25 at the request of Mr. B. Clarke.