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 Hermann Thiel had four children: Monica, Hans, Dagmar and Margarita. They now live in different parts of the world: Ecuador, Colombia, the US and Germany.

Hans Thiel in Ecuador contacted the site in July 2019 to share biographic information. Margarita also went through Hermann's biography and added some notes in January 2022.

Hermann Thiel's name as victim is 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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