Missionaries from Gerlingen: Johannes Rebmann
- End of his life
| "I am not here to make geographical
discoveries, but to uncover the release and the salvation in Jesus
Christ for the people who sit in darkness and the shade of death."
Death register of Registry office Korntal from 1876, No 20:
In September 1875 the nearly blind Johannes Rebmann comes back to his home country.
He gets guided and supported by his devoted servant Isaak Niondo, who was with his father one of the first Vanika who were baptized by Rebmann.
In Korntal, where his earlier mate Dr. Krapf settled down, Johannes Rebmann found his last residence. On Dr. Krapf's advice he gets married with the widow of the India missionary Finkh in spring 1876.
In age of 56 years Johannes Rebmann dies on 4th of Oktober 1876 from a pneumonia.
On the old graveyard in Korntal, Germany, he finds hist last place of rest, "saved in the arms of Jesus".
| Stimulated by Krapf and Rebmann
the bavarian reverend Ittameier founded an "Evangelisch-lutherische Mission für Ostafrika in Bayern"
(= "Protestant-lutheran mission for East Africa in Bavaria"),
which later got assimilated in the Leipziger Mission. The missionary
work in East Africa was picked up also in
Neunkirchen, Berlin and Bethel (Bodelschwingh).
Rebmann had paved the way in Dschaggaland for others who came later and marched in his footstepps to continue what he had started.