Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: J. G. P. SPERSCHNEIDER was born at Blankenburg in 1794; educated at Leipzig and Jena; ordained according to the Lutheran rite at Halle in 1818; accepted by the S.P.C.K. in 1819, in which year he arrived at Tanjore. Although nominally under Kohlhoff he seems to have had the power of spending the mission money. This he did lavishly in building a mission house. No one has heard of the old Tanjore Vestry Fund since his time. The Madras District Committee were vexed at his extravagance, and recommended his dismissal. His connection with the Society was dissolved in 1828. He appealed to be reinstated, but was refused.