Pastor Augustus Kavel
in the Langmeil cemetery at Tanunda, S.A.
The top of the memorial states in German: To the founder
of the Lutheran Church in Australia. The inscription on the tablet reads
(word-for-word, including its abbreviations. "Gemeine" is an
obsolete spelling. It is a synonym for "Gemeinde"):
Denkmal des sel. Herrn
geb. zu Berlin den 3. Sept 1798
Memorial to the late Pastor Ludwig Christian August Kavel, born in Berlin on 3rd September 1798. From 1826-35 he was Pastor in Klemzig near Züllichau (now in Poland). In 1838 he emigrated with his congregation to South Australia for conscience sake to preserve the true Lutheran faith and confession. With exceptional devotion he carried out his duties in his congregations up until his death. On 12th February 1860 as a result of a stroke he joined his Lord and rests until he shall stand in his allocated place at the end of the days.
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