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Re: Elijah Franck, 1790 Jones Co., NC
Posted by: Pat Braswell (ID *****8789) Date: September 13, 2006 at 13:46:18
In Reply to: Elijah Franck, 1790 Jones Co., NC by Franck Shelby of 141

My hunband's ancestor is Civilla Miller and John Martin Franck. The were married Chowan, Craven County N.C. The nine children of John Martin (not sure which was from which wife because I don't have all the dates of birth) were:
Barbara Franck b abt 1730 d. abt 1801 in Jones Ct(formerly Craven) m. Col Daniel Shine avt 1753 in Jones Ct.
Jacob Franck b. abt 1728 Craven Ct. d. abt 1794 Rowan Ct N.C.
John Martin Franck b Craven Ct. N.C.m Mary Ann Ashley and Susannah Roan
Edward Franck b. abt 1715 Craven Ct m Leah Probast
Mary Franck
Susanna Franck
Katherina Franck
Anna Sibyella Franck
Elizabeth Franck
Civilla Miller was dau of Jacob Miller and Catherine
John Martin Franck was the son of August Hermann Francke (son of Johannes Francke b. March 5 1620, who was the son of Hans Francke b. 1587 in Lubeck Germany d. 1650 in Germany. He was the son of Hermann Francke b. 1555 in Thuringia, Ger. wife Eva, d. bet 1588-1828. He was son of
Hans Francke b. abt 1534 in Thuringia Ger. d Jan 3, 1574)

Dr. Augustus Hermann Francke was the famous German Pietist clergyman, social reformer, educator, and protestant minister, studied for the Lutheran ministry at Erfurt, Kurt and Leipzig, where he became a lecturer on the Bible in 1689. He founded the Collegium Philoboblicum for the systematic devotional study of the Bible.
Primarily his theology included the philosophy of Martin Luther while emphasising personal faith and a close relation with the Holy Spirit. Dr. Francke believed children should be led to a living knowledge of God and Christ and to a rightly accomplished Christianity, thus his basis for establishing his school for orphans, the forerunner to an educational system in Germany.
In 1698 he became a professor of theology and of Greek and Oriental Languages at the University of Halle.

In 1692 he established an elementary school in Glaucha for the poor, supported by public alms and using university students as tutors. A Latin school for the wealthier followed, and by 1698 the Francke Foundations (which is still in existence today) in Halle, included an orphanage school taught by university students, a seminary for training teachers, a dispensary, paper mill, printing shop, chemistry laboratory, and a Bible Institution for training new evangelical ministers for missions abroad....collectively called... Halle Foundation...with his staute gracing the plaza area of the institution. This information comes from the General Seminary, New York, and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Because of his enfluence in Lutherism, Dr. Francke philosophy can often be found in articles published by the Lutheran Church. Before his son, John Martin Francke came to America, Dr. Francke corresponded with the famous religious leader in New England, Cotton Mather.

A book edited and printed by Dr. Francke offered by BENNETT GILLBERT RARE BOOKS FOR $2,500 on Nov. 29, 1997 in their catalog #30. The book titled "New Testament Bible in Greek" first edition from the Priest Press at the University of Halle, Germany.
The book was edited by the leading Piest theologian, Dr. August Hermann Francke, the publication was funded by Sophia Louisa, Queen of Prussia.
In 1683 Francke published textual studies that spurred a generation of scholarly activity of fundamental importance. This edition of the Greek New Testament was one of its most important fruits.

In the Encyclopedia Britannica is the following: Francke, August Hermann was born March 22, 1663, Lubeck Germany d. June 8 1727, Halle, Brandenburg, Protestant religious leader, educator, and social reformer who was one of the principal promoters of German Pietism, a devotional revival of personal Christianity that reacted to academic Lutheranism. Influenced by the religious enthusiasm movement of Philipp Jakob Spener, Francke founded Pietist groups for the systematic study of the scriptures at the University of Halle, where he taught theology and Oriental languages (1696-1727) His religious society was criticized by traditional Lutherians for its biblical revivalism and social activisum particularly the founding (1695) at Halle of the Franchesche Stiftung (Francke Institute) which included a school for the poor which first met in him parsonage, an orphanage, medical dispensary, and a publishing house. Dismissed by the established church, Francke later received the favour of King Frederick William I of Prussia, who, influenced by a visit to the institute (1713), initiated legislation for similar educational centres in his realm.
The school for the poor grew so rapidly that at his death there were over 2,200 children being served.

August's great grand father was Hans Francke born in 1534. He was 14 when Marin Luther died. He went on to become a theologian, teacher and leader in the teaching of Martin Luther.
My Husband(August Kern Braswell (Rusty) was the 8-great grandson of August Hernamm Francke and 11-great grandson of Hans Francke. In the Compton's Home Library is a very good picture of August Hermann Francke.

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