Non nobis solùm nati sumus, ortusque nostri
partem Patria vindicat, partem amici. *
Pauca haec Clarissimo hujus albi Domino, Fautori suo atque amico
aestumatissimo, in sinceri amoris tesseram cum omnigenae
felicitatis voto apposuit.
Christianus Johannes Cochius.
Londini d. 2. Octobr. 1717.
* Cicero, De officiis 1.22.
We were born not only for ourselves: parts of our lives are also
required by our homeland and our friends. *
With this trifle I want to leave a memento of my sincere
friendship to the owner of this book, my patron and highly
esteemed friend, together with all my best wishes.
Christian Johann Cochius
In London, on October 2, 1717.
p. 464. London, October 2, 1717
Cochius, Christian Johann
(1688-1749), German Reformed pastor
Christian Johann Cochius was born in 1688 in Solingen, the son of
the local pastor and later Königsberg court preacher Johann Wilhelm Cochius.
Christian Johann studied and disputed in Königsberg, then he
visited the universities of Berlin, Bremen, Duisburg and of the
Netherlands. After returning home, he substituted his father in
the service of Count Dohna, then after the death of his father he
became a candidate pastor of the Cathedral in Berlin. He made
another tour in the Netherlands and England. He was invited to the
royal court, but nevertheless he became a court preacher in
Bielefeld of Westfalen. In 1727 he was invited to Potsdam, and
finally in 1741 to Berlin, where he became court pastor,
councillor, and supervisor of the high school of Joachimstal. From
1746 he was Bishop of the Moravian United Brothers. He died on
September 23, 1749. Some of his sermons were published in Potsdam.