Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN MICHAEL LECHLER Born in Wurtemburg 1807; educated at Basle Seminary, and the C.M.S. College, Islington; ordained deacon at London; arrived at Madras 1833, and sent to Palamcottah. He sided with Rhenius in 1835, and resigned his employment under the C.M.S. On the death of Rhenius he applied to the C.M.S. to be reinstated, but his application was refused after much consideration. He then joined the L.M.S.