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Title
Missionary Gemuseus and his wife, Nyasa, Tanzania, 1937
Creator
Hauffe, Werner, 1909-1982
Date Created and/or Issued
1937-12
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Contact: Moravian Archives at http://www.archiv.ebu.de
Moravian Archives
Moravian Archives; http://www.archiv.ebu.de/
Unitätsarchiv, Zittauer Straße 24, 02747, Herrnhut, Deutschland
unitaetsarchiv@ebu.de
Description
"Missionspräses O. Gemuseus u. Frau." ("Head of the Mission O[skar] Gemuseus and wife."). On the right: Missionary Gemuseus. On the left: his wife Mathilde. He has put his arm around her shoulder and is looking at her. They are wearing white clothes.
Oskar Gemuseus (1874 - 1959) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. He served as headmaster from 1907 to 1916, as mission superintendent of Nyassa [Nyasa] Province from 1925 to 1930, as bishop from 1932 to 1939. Starting in 1939 he wrote a history of the mission in Nyasa Province ("Wechselnde Gezeiten an den Gestaden des Nyassa"). His wife was Mathilde, née Richter. See his publications: "Mission und Gold", Herrnhut 1936
"Ein Gebundener Jesu Christi (über Fiwombe)", Hamburg 1950
"Sakalija Mwakasungala", Hamburg 1953. -- Mathilde, née Richter married Oskar Gemuseus in 1907. -- Werner Hauffe (1909-1982) was a carpenter and later a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. From 1933 to 1939, he served in Rungwe, Utengule and Isoko. In Utengule, he was an assistant to Brother Gemuseus. In 1937 he married Irmgard Wolff.
Type
image
Format
2 copies, colored slide no. 10898
photographic print, 8.5 x 5.5 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m11725 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-5-10898
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m11725
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-HRN-BOX-NYA-5-10898.jpg
Subject
Missionary work
Family
Double portraits
Time Period
1937-12
Place
Africa
Nyasa
Tanzania
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Nyassa 5
Photographs of the Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Germany, ca.1890-1940
impa-m76

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