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1775 Catalog of Single Men and Boys at Christiansbrunn

David Beutel

1755-1825. Born in Berbice, Guyana. Worked as a helper in the field.

Johann Beutel / Johann Beitel

1740-1840. Born in Pilgerhut, Surinam. Left Christiansbrunn for Bethlehem in September 1757 with six other boys. Seems to have lived at Christiansbrunn, with his wife and children, in 1803.

Johann Biefel

1746-1780. Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Occupation unknown.

Ludwig Biefel

1752-1797. Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer and in the cellar.

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.

Johann Brandmüller

1736-1812. Born in Basel, Switzerland. Seems to arrived in Christiansbrunn as an assistant in the washhouse. Worked as a baker. Identified as infirm on 1773-1775 tax lists.

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.

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.

Samuel Flex

1751-1782. Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Worked as a linen weaver. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Martin Freyhube

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

Johann Nicolaus Funck

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

Georg Wenzeslaus Golkowsky

1725-1813. Born in Cieszyn, Poland. Worked as a carpenter, an accounting officer, and a land surveyor.

Adolph Hartman

1744-????. Worked as a smith. Moved in 1775 to Hope, New Jersey.

Jacob Herrmann

1715-1803. Born in Holstein. Worked as a stocking weaver. Left Christiansbrunn for Bethlehem in 1796.

Johannes Hirt

1760-????. Born in Nazareth. Worked as a plantation worker.

Andreas Holder

1731-1779. Born in New York. Worked as a linen weaver.

Johann Adam Huth

1737-1802. Born in Hanau, Germany. Only had one arm; worked as a farmer.

Daniel Kamm

1715-1782. Born in Würtemberg, Germany. Worked as a cobbler. Identified as infirm on 1773 tax list. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Matthaeus Krause

1747-1799. Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

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.

Johannes Lehnert

1749-1825. Born in Nazareth. Moved from Christiansbrun, where he worked as a tailor, to Bethlehem in November 1771 and later to North Carolina.

Joseph Levering

1755-1797. Born in Bethlehem. Worked as a gun stocker and as distiller. Married the widow Elizabeth Smith in 1787 and lived with his wife in Christiansbrunn until they moved to Nazareth, where Levering worked as a tinker, a blacksmith, and (in the 1790s) a gun stocker.

Jacob Loesch, Jr.

1760-1821. Born in Bethabara, NC. Worked as a gun stocker. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Christian Matthiesen

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

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.

Matthaeus Mücke

1755-1832. Born in Bethlehem. Worked in the laundry and as a farmer. Married Catherine Blickensderfer in 1782 and the couple lived at Christiansbrunn.

Peter Mücke

1747-1816. Born in Nazareth. Worked as a farmer. Lived in Christiansbrunn as a single man and again as a married man, with his wife and family.

Lorenz Nielsen

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

Heinrich Oerter

1752-1778. Born in Bethlehem. Moved from Christiansbrunn to Bethlehem in February 1768.

Michael Ruch

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

Heinrich Gottlieb Rüdie

1750-????. Arrived in Christiansbrunn on 6 June 1774 and left "according to his own choice" in 1775.

Friedrich Schaefer

1757-????. Born in Gnadenthal. Worked as a farmer. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Christian Schmidt

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

Christoph Schmidt

1714-c.1781.Born in Nuremberg, Germany. Worked as a tailor and Hexelschmitt. Came to Christiansbrunn in October 1767.

Jacob Schnall

1761-1818. Born in Bethlehem. Worked as a farmer and as a carter, transporting items.

Johannes Schnall

1754-1819. Born in Bethlehem. Worked as a flour miller and as a deacon.

Johann Schuerzer

1743-1785. Born in the Palatinate, Germany. Worked as a carter, providing transportation services.

Samuel Steup

1757-1822. Born in Gnadenthal, Pennsylvania. Worked as a cook and on the plantation.

Matthew Witke

1749-1803. Born in Nazareth. Worked in the brewery. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

David Zeisberger

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