"Die Station Utengule von Osten aus. Br. Kruppa, Br. Kootz u. der kleine Stolz". ("Utengule Mission Station seen from the east. Missionary Alfred Kruppa (left); Johannes Kootz and Stolz jr."). The first buildings of the mission station Utengule. Stolz jr. is riding a donkey.; Included from the box of duplicates. -- Karl Alfred Kruppa (1874-1945) was a joiner before he became a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in 1902 after he had gotten married to Marie Elisabeth (1874-unknown), née Binder. He stayed in Utengule from 1902 to 1906 and in Ileya (Mwanda) from 1906 to 1910 where he was in charge of the foundation of a new mission station. In 1916 he was made prisoner of war by the British until 1919 after which he returned to Germany together with his wife. -- Johannes Kootz (1869 -1918) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. As a young recruit with Meyer he built up 1894 Rutenganio and Ipyana station, 1895 Utengule station. Here he served as an assistant to Missionary Richard in Utengule from 1895 to 1897. In 1897 till 1915, with a vacation from 1903-1906, he was head (Vorsteher) of the station. In 1894 he married Elise, née Kretschmer (1870 -1946). Together with his wife Elise Kootz-Kretschmer and Msaturwa Mwachitete he assembled much material concerning the Safwa. She continued the academic work concerning the Safwa after returning to Germany. See her publications: "Die Safwa. Ein ostafrikanischer Volksstamm in seinem Leben und Denken", Berlin 1926, 1929; "Großmutter Narwimba. Was sie erlebte und was sie erlitt", Herrnhut 1925; "Abriß einer Landesgeschichte von Usafwa in Ostafrika", in: Koloniale Rundschau 1929; "Tatu, das geraubte Muwembakind", Herrnhut 1933; "Sichyajunga. Ein Leben in Unruhe", Herrnhut 1938.