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1758 Inventory of all Persons in Christiansbrunn

This catalog includes all persons included in the Bethlehem Economy, and so lists individuals in Nazareth, Friedensthal, etc.,--and also missionaries at Pachgatgoch (since the Bethlehem Economy supported them).

Joshua

????-1761. Born in Nigeria, had been an enslaved servant of Timothy Horsfield. Worked as a butcher.

Gottlieb Anders

????-1760. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a tailor. Died at Christiansbrunn.

Lorenz Bagge

1732-1789. Born in Rosencranz in Holstein, Germany. Superintended some of the boys who arrived at Christiansbrunn in September 1757. Worked as a woodcutter. Left Christiansbrunn in 1762 for Lititz.

Jacob Blum

1739-1803. Born in Saucon. Worked as a farmer. Moved to North Carolina in 1758.

Johann Friedrich Boehner

1745-1791. Born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. One of the first boys to be sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a tailor. Later worked as a tailor and a gardener.

Johannes Bonn

1719-1797. Born in Skippack, Pennsylvania. Worked as a deacon.

Andreas Broksch

1702-1790. Born in Bürgenwald in Upper Silesia, Poland. Worked as a farmer and a gardener.

Johann David Brucker

1742-1790. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn, assigned to learn to be a shoemaker. Later worked as a master shoemaker. Went from Christiansbrunn to Lititz in 1769. Left Christiansbrunn again when he married on August 21, 1782.

Heinrich Brunner

1739-1818. Born in Alsace, France. Worked as a thresher. Lived as a single man and then later with his wife, Rosina, and their children at Christiansbrunn.

Joseph Bulitscheck

1729-1801. Born in Tumigad [modern equivalent unknown], Czech Republic. Worked as a carpenter/joiner/cabinet-maker.

Carl Jacques Dreyspring

1722-1794. Born in Bad Liebenzell, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Arrived at Christiansbrunn in September 1757 to superintend some of the boys assigned to various trades. Worked as a tailor.

Johann Jacob Ernst

1730-1802. Born in Aarau, Switzerland. Worked as a farmer and laborer. Left Christiansbrunn in 1762.

Nicolaus Fleissner

1720-1801. Born in Asch, Czech Republic. Worked as a helper on the plantation and as a thresher, and attended to the cellar.

Martin Freyhube

1720-1813. Born in Olesnica, Poland. Worked as a waggoner, cobbler, a farmer, and in the distillery.

John Jacob Fries

1708-1793. Born in Odense, Denmark. Worked as a chaplain and a deacon.

Johann Nicolaus Funck

1720-1795. Born in Neuendorff, Germany. Worked as a plantation worker, a headmaster, and a cellar master.

Lucas Fuss

1722-????. Born in Basel, Switzerland. Worked as a baker and laborer. Returned to Switzerland in 1762.

Caspar George Hellerman

1724-1760. Born in Quedlinburg, Germany. Arrived at Christiansbrunn in September 1757 to superintend some of the boys assigned to various trades. Worked as a tailor.

Georg Christoph Heppner

1713-1791. Born in Lindau, Saxony, Germany. Worked as a household helper. Seems to have moved to Nazareth Hall in 1765.

Johann Georg Huber

1718-1790. Born in Baden, Germany. Worked as a smith. Married the widow Anna Marie Berck Lenhert in 1757 and lived with his family at Christiansbrunn.

Joseph Hübsch

1707-????. Born in Tschittenitz. Worked as a shepherd in Christiansbrunn, later as a potter in Bethlehem.

Samuel Lauck

1713-1786. Born in Anspach, Germany. Worked as a shirt tailor and a barber ("employed in House-Work" in 1756). Identified as inform on 1773-1775 tax list.

Friedrich Leinbach

Birth and death years unknown. Birthplace unknown. Worked in the barn and in the store.

John Henry Lenzner

1732-????. Born in Strasburg, Germany. Occupation unknown. Moved to North Carolina in 1758.

George Loesch

1737-1811. Born in Tulpehocken. Worked as a builder.

Christian Matthiesen

1712-1796. Born in Jutland, Denmark. Worked as a beer brewer and a distiller.

Ludwig Meinung

1743-1817. Birthplace unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn agriculture. Worked as a thresher. Moved to Salem in 1771.

Phillip Jacob Meyer

1722-1782. Born in Würtemberg. Arrived at Christiansbrunn in September 1757 to superintend some of the boys assigned to various trades. Worked as a cobbler.

David Micksch

1745-1793. Born in Nazareth. One of the first cohort of boys to be sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn agriculture. Worked as a plantation worker and a woodcutter.

Nathaniel Micksch

1743-1827. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn, assigned to agriculture. Later worked as a thresher, a miller, and a farmer. Entered, but crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Lorenz Nielsen

1715-1785. Born in Calstrup, Denmark. Worked as a carpenter. Identified as infirm on 1773 tax list.

Johann Nixdorf

Information unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a shoemaker. Later worked as a thresher.

Samuel Nixdorf

1745-????. Birthplace unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a scribe. Later worked as a woodcutter.

James Noble

Information unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a scribe.

Joseph Otto

Information unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a scribe.

Peter Rice

1743-????. Born in Bethlehem. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a tailor. Later apprenticed as a gunstocker.

Michael Ruch

1718-1790. Born in Bad Heilbrunn, Germany. Worked as a butcher, but also helped out within the households as he could.

Michael Ruch II

1727-1797. Born in Eckendorf, Alsace. Worked as a farmer and as a brewer. Listed as a married man on 1771-1781 tax lists, living with his two daughters (1781).

Johann Schaub

1744-1803. Birthplace unknown. One of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn agriculture. Later worked as a woodcutter. Moved to North Carolina.

Martin Schenck

1733-????. Born in Suchdol nad Odrou, Czech Republic. Worked as a mason.

George Schindler

1727-1809. Born in Zauchtel, Moravia. Worked as a carpenter and linen weaver.

Christian Schmidt

1696-1785. Born in Jütland, Denmark. Held no working positions due to old age.

Johann Jacob Schoen [AKA Wuest]

1721-1760. Born in Switzerland. Worked as a locksmith. Arrived at Christiansbrunn on 30 May 1757 to live with and care for Jacob Rubel.

Christina (Frey) Segner

1727-1816. Born in Falkner Swamp, Pennsylvania. Lived with her husband and children (two in 1756) at Christiansbrunn.

Henry Segner

1714-1763. Born in Germany. May have worked as a tailor. Lived with his wife and children (two in 1756) at Christiansbrunn.

Gottlob Sensemann

1745-1800. Birthplace unknown. Was one of the first cohort of boys sent to Christiansbrunn in September 1757, assigned to learn to be a scribe. Later worked as a missionary.

Christiana Shebosh

????-1787. A Mahican woman, Christiana married the missionary Joseph Shebosh and they lived at Christiansbrunn.

Johannes Daniel Sydrich

1727-1790. Born in Frankfurt, Germany. Arrived at Christiansbrunn in September 1757 to superintend some of the boys assigned to various trades. Worked as a teacher and a deacon.

Johannes Thomas

1711-1791. Born in Pomerania, Germany. Worked as a mason and a carpenter.

Anna Elizabeth (Schmid) Witke

Information unknown. Married to Matthaeus Witke and raised her family at Christiansbrunn until his death in 1761. Moved to North Carolina in June 1762.

Matthaeus Witke

????-1761. Birthplace unknown. Worked with the livestock at Christiansbrunn. Lived with his wife and children at Christiansbrunn.

David Zeisberger

1730-1798. Born in Herrnhut, Germany. Worked as a missionary.