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date: 18 October 2019

Zollikofer von Altenklingen, Caspar locked

  • Peter Ross

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(b St Gallen, July 1707; d St Gallen, Aug 12, 1779). Swiss composer . He came from a St Gallen family whose history can be traced back to the 15th century. In 1728 he completed his theological education, and from that time he was active in the service of the church and school in his native city. He was often involved in disputes with the clerical authorities; in 1734 he was obliged to justify himself before the town council, and he was several times suspended from his post. In 1737 Zollikofer became deacon of St Leonhard in St Gallen, and in 1741 became Wednesday and Sunday evening preacher. After further misunderstandings he took up schoolteaching and in 1746 became Latin preceptor at the St Gallen Gymnasium. He returned to church work in 1761 and in 1773 obtained one of the five regular pastorships in St Gallen, becoming fourth city pastor in ...

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