Saturday, December 23, 2006

Mullers homes and orphanages

"The New Orphan Houses" Ashley Down near Bristol

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George Müller was born in 1805

The similarities between George Müller's early life and the parable of the Prodigal Son are quite remarkable, a fact not unnoticed by many writers and commentators.

In 1810 George Müller moved with his family from that Prussian village of Kroppenstaedt to nearby Heimersleben, some four miles away. He and his brother received no real parental control and their father, being very generous, gave them plenty of money. They were encouraged to keep records of their spending, but that is where parental discipline and control ended.

George Müller regularly stole money from his father, invariably when collecting debts on his father's behalf by handing over much less than he had collected. His father often had to make up missing money and on one occasion a successfully laid trap caused George Müller to be punished, but he was unrepentant.

George Müller was sent to a classical school at Halberstaedt hoping to become a Lutheran clergyman. Despite being a brilliant pupil he continued his sinful ways. His stealing became more compulsive and on one occasion he managed to retain all but one twelfth of his confirmation fees which his father had given him for confirmation classes.

conversion 1825

George Müller continued his theological studies at Halle University and within two months of his conversion to the Christian faith decided to become a missionary. This decision angered his father so much that he withdrew his son's financial support which left George Müller dependent on God alone.

The greatest obstacle George Müller had to overcome was the acquisition of a passport to attend a missionary training school in London, because he was expected to serve his national service. After much prayer he went through with the signing up process for the Army and following a series of medicals he was discharged from active service for life as being medically unfit. . . . .

George Müller in 1829 made his way to London to train as a missionary to the Jews. After only a short time at the missionary training school he became seriously ill and nearly died. It was whilst recuperating in the Devon town of Teignmouth that George Müller's life was to take another change of direction.

and click here to read more about the life of Georg Müller and in 1861 he was a dissenting minister 21 St Paul's Street Bristol England

Name: George Muller
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Gender: Male
Where born: Preußen [sic] is Prussia

Civil parish: Westbury On Trym
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

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ED, institution, or vessel: 2
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Household schedule number: 91
Household Members:
Name Age

George Muller 55 Dissenting Minister
proprietor of Orphan Asylum Ashley Down nearBristol

Mary Muller 64 wife born Lymington Hampshire
Lydia Muller 28 daughter
Lydia Groves 60 Unmarried sister in law and Superinendant at orphan Asylum
Mary Edwards 36 House servant

Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 1739; Folio: 31; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542860.

"the New Orphan Houses" Ashley Down - Google Search - 1881 England Census
Amy Harriet Adams age 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1870 - Family History and Genealogy Records

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Amy Harriet ADAMS - 1881 British Census / Gloucester
Scholar Gender: Female Birth: <1870> West Derby, Lancashire, England

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Source Information:

Institution "The New Orphan Houses" Ashley Down

Census Place Bristol St James & St Paul Out, Gloucester, England

Family History Library Film 1341599

Public Records Office Reference RG11

Piece / Folio 2488 / 87

Page Number 11

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Institution "Horfield Barracks" Horfield

Census Place Horfield, Gloucester, England

Family History Library Film 1341599

Public Records Office Reference RG11

Piece / Folio 2488 / 79

Page Number 16


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