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Hermann Gustav Thiel

Victim | 30 March 1887 | Missionary with the Indische Kerk

Hermann Gustav  ThielPastor with the Indische kerk in Celebes (Sulawesi)

Active member of the Rheinische Mission in Amorang, near Manado in Celebes until 1936. His first wife (born Bachmann) died in Celebes. Hermann was re-posted in Timor. In his second marriage with Pauline Siegwarth he had two sons: Siegfied Hermann and Eberhard Ulrich.

Siegfried Thiel became the father of Hans Thiel who now lives in Equador and who contacted the site to share biographic information.

Thiel's name as victim is also mentioned in Gottlob Weiler's Der Untergang der Van Imhoff - ein Augenzaugenbericht. Evangelischer Missionsverlag (pg 15), GmbH, Stuttgart, 1953 5. Auflage.

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