Joachim Neander

Joachim Neander (1650-1680) was a Reformed teacher and hymnist. He enjoyed wandering through the countryside near Duesseldorf, where he served as principal. Eventually in his honor this area was named Neanderthal, which means “Neander Valley,” and so indirectly he lent his name to the fossil found there in 1856.

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Winter Hymn
Translated by Aaron Jensen
A winter hymn still sung by the Amish community.