Johann August Ephraim Goetze, first deacon of the Abbey Church at Quedlinburg

His father was Johann Heinrich Goeze, Prussian royal inspector and top preachers in Aschersleben – a morally righteous, quiet and very popular man in his community. When his grandfather, Johann Melchior Goeze, the 1728 in Halberstadt, a doctor of theology, Upper Consistory and preacher at the church died Martini, This caused a major sensation.

His mother, Kirchhoff died a born, when he was two years old. The mother took the place now, especially about the physical education of boys, a loyal “Stewardess”, perhaps with too great tenderness. Since Goeze a very lively mind, very irritable nerves and a feeble constitution had, were his wishes and ideas vividly and his moods very unstable. He received his first lessons at the town school Ascherslebischen, but where we are more on the exercise of memory, stayed on as the education of mind. This training proved to be constant in his later life as a very useful. He was able to even read whole passages from books to play spontaneously from the head.

From his residence at the University of Halle, it in 1748 related, He realized very soon, that there was more than the mere learning of Latin phrases, and he drew all the ambition and hard work on the study of “Wolff's philosophy”. After an excellent examination, he was already 24 Hospital and preachers years 1762 Preacher at St. Blasii in Quedlinburg. 1786 He was at his own request, the diaconate in the collegiate church.

His headstrong nature had initially no small influence in the preaching office. He was a strict and zealous preacher against spectacles, Festivals, because of the abuses and allow themselves not much fun, not to be offensive. But soon he had to change his mind, because the members of his congregation reacted quite bitterly.

At first he wrote all his sermons word for word, eventually he found too burdensome, especially since he knew all the lyrics by heart, and he noted only the main principles and logical connections formed, again and again had a fixed reference. For weddings, Baptisms and other occasions heard him immensely happy to, because he had the gift of speech to make any interesting and exciting. As Ratgber at the bedside, he had the common principle, never impose. Who asked for it but, he was the, which he was appointed. He showed a lot of psychological knowledge and true pastoral wisdom. An anecdote to illustrate, He knew how to deal with people:

“He was once called to a hypochondriac man who fancied, the devil in visible form to be followed everywhere. After winning the confidence of the man, he assured him, that he knew quite well that devil, He was formerly pursued by him, but would have two wonderful remedy. First, he knew, that the devil could not tolerate working (the man's illness and indigestion did this by sitting her life) Short, The poor harassed by the devil now husband split his own wood and did other crafts. On the other hand he had been persuaded to prepare a drug and the, although he wanted to do before ever having a doctor. Both helped and the man was healthy again”.

In his domestic life was very frugal Goeze, industrious, an affectionate husband and good father. To win his friendship and confidence was very easy. Maybe he was not careful enough at this point. Often he has been deceived and cheated on disgracefully.

Besides his interest in philosophy, handcuffed him, the natural sciences. His greatest joy was, if he could find sources of his errors. Microscopic studies guided him to the study of entomology and the return to the study of intestinal worms. This point can be described as follows Goeze: “where there was nothing to watch, because he did not like and where he was, because he was always something to watch, what others did not”.

Of him there is therefore a very considerable number of writings, confirming him as an excellent scientist. He was fascinated by the reflection on the state of the soul after death. Furthermore, he had read a lot and get an idea of ​​the expectations of the Christians in that better world designed. And this is because the font grave, with which he at 25. June 1793 his life, decided to run: “He was the creator of nature in sucht'und worm, in drops of dew, flowers in each of the corridor; as will be inquiring mind rejoice to be so far ahead in this bliss!”

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His works:

  • Mr. Charles Bonnet's papers from the Insektologie. Hall: Bey J.J. Gebauer's widow, and John. Jac. Gebauer, 1773
  • Write to hn. Goze pastor in Quedlinburg by him because of a recently publicized Wasserthierchens, Hannoverisches Magazine. 1763-1790. , 1775, 13.Jg., S. 1015 – 1024
  • Entomological Beyträge to the twelfth edition of Linnaeus Ritter Natural Systems. Leipzig: Weidmann u.a. 1777-1783
  • Carl de Geer: Essays on the History of Insects. Translated from the French and edited with notes. by Johann August Ephraim Goeze
  • Leipzig: J. C. Miller, 1776-83. Attempt at a natural history of intestinal worms animal bodies. Blankenburg: Pope, 1782
  • Description of the Naturaliencabinets Pastor Goze, in Quedlinburg, and its microscopic experiments, Hannoverisches Magazine. 1763-1790. , 1782, 20.Jg., S. 965 – 976
  • Recent discovery, that the Finns in the pig glands no sickness, but true bladder worms. Hall: J.G. Heller, 1784
  • Useful Allerley from nature and common life for all sorts of readers… First ribbon. Leipzig, bey Weidmann's heirs and poor. 1785.
  • Introduction of a new hymnal bey of St.. Blasi A close to Quedlinburg, Journal by and for Germany. 1784-92. , 1787, 4.Jg.,9.St., S. 258 – 260
  • Something about the strange nature of the incident sudden flood of water on the 18th September d. J. in the area Quedlinburgischen, Journal by and for Germany. 1784-92. , 1789, 6.Jg.,9.St., S. 260 – 264
  • Description of a convenient Studir- and bulb. Leipzig: In Graff's bookstore, 1791
  • Cornelius: a reading book for all sorts Volck, will fear God and do serious. Leipzig: Huntsman, 1792
  • Amusement and instruction for children in their early years: in short stories. 2., verb. Aufl. Leipzig: Huntsman, 1793
  • Eye, Johann August Ephraim, Cornelius. A reading book for all sorts of people, will fear God and do right, 3r Theil. ; New Universal German Library. 1793-1806. , 1793, 2.Bd.,2.St., S. 570 – 571
  • Manifolds from nature and human life. Altona: Pinckvoß, 1794
  • Nature, Human life and destiny: for all sorts of readers. New edition. Leipzig: Huntsman, 1796
  • First Supplement to the natural history of intestinal worms. Leipzig, 1800
  • European wildlife and natural history of European animals in pleasant tales and stories for all sorts of readers, especially for the youth. Leipzig: Weidmannischen bookshop, 1791-1803