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1771 Provincial Tax Return

Jacob Arie

1745-1817. Born in Berbice, Guyana. Seems to have arrived in Christiansbrunn in 1762, where he lived with his family until they moved to Nazareth in 1774. Identified with his wife as "Molattos" and "free" on 1771-1773 tax lists.

Detlef Delfs

1723-1795. Born in Emkendorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Worked as a cobbler and a sick-nurse. Left Christiansbrunn in October 1767 for Lititz and returned to Christiansbrunn in 1769.

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.

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.