Ds. Jean-Pierre Pellissier, b1

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Ds. Jean-Pierre Pellissier, b1

Birthplace: Saint-Arey, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: June 11, 1867 (58)
Bethulie, Free State, South Africa
Place of Burial: Bethulie, Free State, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Pellissier, SV/PROG and Madelene Pellissier (Silvestres)
Husband of Martha Thorpe Murray
Father of Emilie Marguerite ''Pompey'' Pellissier, b2c7; Henriette Pellissier, b2c1; Marie Clementine Pellissier, b2c5; Charlotte Caroline Pellissier, b2c6; Amelie Pellissier, b2c3 and 4 others
Brother of Victoire Pellissier; Julie Pellissier; Marc Antoine Pellissier; Henriette Julie Pellissier and Sophie Pellissier

Occupation: Dominee / Reverend
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About Ds. Jean-Pierre Pellissier, b1

A missionary from the Paris Mission Society to Southern Africa. He arrived in Cape Town on 5 September 1831, where he stayed at Wamakersvallei (Wellington) for two months, to learn Dutch, and from where he departed to Kuruman to do mission work among the Tswana people (Zeerust). Local infighting between rival tribes caused him to move to the area north of the Orange River in 1833, to a site where the London Mission Society had an unsuccessful attempt to start a mission station among the Khoi people. He later named the mission station Bethulie (meaning Eloah – house of God). The land of the mission station was transferred to the Paris Mission Society in 1836. Besides his mission work, Jean Pierre Pellissier made a great contribution towards practical education and medicine among the local people. This resulted into one of the best developed mission stations in southern Africa beyond the Orange River for that period. In 1861 he was officially acknowledged as a medical practitioner by the local Government of the Orange Free State.

EGGSA Grafsteen / Gravestone

Boedel / Estate No. VAB MHG P107

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Ds. Jean-Pierre Pellissier, b1's Timeline

September 28, 1808
Saint-Arey, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
January 1835
Age 26
May 26, 1836
Age 27
August 1838
Age 29
Age 32
Age 34
June 11, 1846
Age 37