Müller built five houses for orphaned children, where 10,000 young Victorians were cared for before his death. “They felt that poor children shouldn’t be educated, but Müller’s faith compelled him to treat them equally,” said Müller Trust CEO, Dan Docherty.
Rev George Ferdinand Müller
|Birth||27 Sep 1805 Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany|
|Death||10 Mar 1898 (aged 92) Bristol, England|
|Burial||Arnos Vale Cemetery Arnos Vale, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England|
|Memorial ID||38554103 · View Source|
Yashoda Charitable Foundation (YCF) through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative helped train over 2,000 orphaned youth to get jobs.
Müller’s faith in God strengthened day by day and he spent hours in daily prayer and Bible reading. Indeed, it was his practice, in later years, to read through the entire Bible four times a year.
Orphanages were also set up in the United States from the early 19th century; for example, in 1806, the first private orphanage in New York (the Orphan Asylum Society, now Graham Windham) was co-founded by Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton , widow of Alexander Hamilton , one of the founding fathers of the United States.