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Name: DURMEYER, Thomas (Father)

Short Name: Brother Erhard

Birth Date: 2 Oct 1876 Oberschneidhard, Germany

Death Date: 8 Aug 1930 Cologne

First Date: 1912

Profession: Missionary

Area: Rabai

Book Reference: Red Book 1912

General Information:

Red Book 1912 - F.J. Durmeier - Rabai
Henry J. Koren, Spiritan East African Memorial, 1994: A brother of Br. Prudence and horticulturist by trade, he entered the Congregation at Chevilly in 1902, made his first vows on September 8, 1904 and
continued to serve there for another five years. Assigned to East Africa in 1909, this quiet but very competent Brother went to the Giriama mission, where he worked in its famous coffee plantation that.was to
become an important factor in the Kenya economy. He also laid out the rubber and cotton plantations near Nairobi. During world war one he was interned as an enemy alien and shipped to a prisoners' camp in Ahmednagar, near Bombay. Repatriated in1920, he was stationed in Knechtsteden, doing very successful propaganda-work for the missions. He died there of stomach cancer, leaving the memory of a humble but very dedicated worker for the Lord. 

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