John Schmidt, viii, s. 18. Feb. 17. (Christianspring.) Born April I, 1708, in Upper Silesia, parents Catholics. His father was killed in battle with the Turks. His pious mother instracted him in the truths of evangelical religion ; 1737 went to Hermhut ; later to Pilgerruh and Hermhaag, and superintended the erection of the first Brethren's House; 1749 to America. Married Dorothea Vogt. Lived in various congregations. Finally was cook in Nazareth Hall.