The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Gerok, Karl
GEROK, Karl, a German prelate and poet, born at Vaihingen, Würtemberg, Jan. 30, 1815. He studied at the gymnasium of Stuttgart, held various ecclesiastical offices, and in 1868 was appointed first preacher of the court and chief consistorial councillor. His published sermons have passed through many editions, and his religious poems, including Pfingstrosen (4th ed., 1870) and Palmblätter (17th ed., 1871), have made him famous. Besides his poems Blumen und Sternen (3d ed., 1870), he published during the Franco-German war of 1870-'71 patriotic effusions under the title of Deutsche Ostern.