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The Moravian settlement of Christiansbrunn (or Christian’s Spring), located two miles west of Nazareth, PA, was established in 1749 as a farming community with a sawmill. For a generation, most single men in the Upper Places lived at Christiansbrunn, while married couples resided at Nazareth and Gnadenthal. (A few married couples and families also resided at Christiansbrunn.) In 1757 Moravian authorities began to send young boys to Christiansbrunn to learn trades such as tailor, shoemaker, and scribe. In 1795, Moravian authories disbanded this community of single men and settled only married couples there to work as farmers.

The images on this site, except where noted otherwise, are used courtesy of the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA.

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