George Müller: Chronology of Life
compiled by Stephen Ross

George MullerGeorge Müller (1805-1898) was a Prussian-born English evangelist and philanthropist. A man of faith and prayer, he established orphanages in Bristol and founded the Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad.
1805 Born at Kroppenstaedt, Prussia. (Sept 27)
1825 Converted to Christ. (Nov)
1829 Arrives in London to train with London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews. (March)
1829 Meets Henry Craik. (Summer)
1830 Ends association with London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews. (Jan)
Baptized by immersion.
Marries Mary Groves in Exeter. (Oct 7)
1831 Mrs. Müller gives birth to stillborn baby. (Aug 9)
1832 Müller and Henry Craik accept invitation to pastor Gideon Chapel in Bristol.
Daughter Lydia is born. (Sept 17)
1834 Established Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad (Feb)
Son Elijah born. (March 19)
1835 Son Elijah dies. (June)
1836 Opens first children's orphan home on Wilson Street, Bristol. (April)
1837 A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller - Part 1 published.
1849 First Ashley Down, Bristol, orphanage opens for three hundred children. (June)
1857 Second Ashley Down home opens.
1862 Third Ashley Down home opens.
1869 Fourth Ashley Down home opens.
1870 Final (fifth) Ashley Down home opens. Now cares for 2000 children with a staff of over 200.
1870 Wife Mary Müller dies. (Feb 6)
1871 James Wright (Müller's eventual successor) marries Müller's daughter. (Nov 16)
George Müller marries Susannah Grace Sangar. (Nov 30)
1875-92 Worldwide preaching tours. Travels over 200,000 miles to 42 countries.
1890 Death of daughter Lydia.
1895 Second wife, Susannah, dies.
1898 Died in Bristol, England. (March 10)

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