Erster Glockenstuhl im Masailand. Mitte Miss. Hohenberger ("First belfry in Maasai land. In the middle missionary Hohenberger"). Photograph of the above mentioned sitting in a chair in front of a group of Maasai. In the foreground a belfry, to the right a house with mud walls.; Johannes Hohenberger (1899-1983), from Upper Franconia, served the Leipzig Mission as one of the first missionaries after the First World War. From 1926 to 1930 he worked in Shigatini, there he learned Kiswahili and two other local languages. In 1930 he came to Arusha and founded the first mission station in the Maasai steppe, later he established another one in Naverera. After the Second World War he returned to Africa for Bible translations, he had excellent language skills.
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