Details of AUGUSTUS FREDERICK CAEMMERER

Born: c 1810

Died: 1891

Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: AUGUSTUS FREDERICK CAEMMERER was the son of the Rev. A. F. Caemmerer, of the Eoyal Danish Mission, of Tranquebar. He was educated at Bishop's College, Calcutta; ordained deacon by the Bishop of Calcutta in 1835, and priest by the Bishop of Madras in 1837. Bishop Wilson wrote home to the Society in 1834 and described him as an admirable youth. He worked at Vepery, 1835-38; at Nazareth, 1838-58; and at Tanjore, 1858-62, when he was pensioned. He died at Tranquebar in 1891. At Nazareth he built the Church and the schools; and his wife successfully managed a large school for native girls.