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1743-1755 Catalog

This catalog lists all the single brothers in Bethlehem and Christiansbrunn: we have included here only the men and boys identified from Christiansbrunn. Two pages of this catalog seem to identify men who lived at Christiansbrunn, but nearly every individual on these two pages occurs only on this list of individuals at Christiansbrunn and, in some cases, we know that they did not live there at this time. We have concluded that these two pages list single men at Bethlehem, not Christiansbrunn, although the catalog does not make this clear. We have identified these individuals, who appear on these pages but probably did not live at Christiansbrunn, in brackets.

Jacob Beroth

1725-1817. Born in Oppau, the Palatinate, Germany. Worked as a farmer. Traveled with others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

Stephan Blum

1734-1795. Born in Saucony, Pennsylvania. Worked as a smith at Christiansbrunn from 1758-1762.

Jacob Bonn

1733-1781. Born in Skippack, Pennsylvania. Worked as a tailor.

Andreas Broksch

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

Zacharias Eckhardt

1713-1789. Born in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Worked as a pharmacy seller.

Henrich Feldhausen

1721-????. Born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Worked as a shoemaker. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753, which he left by 1771.

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.

Lucas Fuss

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

John Garrison

1729-????. Born on Staten Island. Worked as a cobbler.

Georg Wenzeslaus Golkowsky

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

Andreas Gross

1714-1768. Born in Pomorzowice, Poland. Worked as a farmer.

[James Hall]

1724-1783. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Worked as a cloth weaver and a fuller.

Erhard Heckedorn

1726-1763. Born in Basel, Switzerland. Worked as a farmer. Left Christiansbrunn for North Carolina in 1756.

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.

Johann Christoph Hensel

1725-????. Born in Upper Lusatia, Germany. Worked as a weaver and a smith. Left Christiansbrunn and Moravian communities in April 1752.

Jacob Herr

1718-1783. Born in Laufen, Germany. Worked as a farmer and a builder. Seems to have left Christiansbrunn in 1763.

Samuel Herr

1716-1773. Born in Württemberg. Worked as a builder.

Martin Hirt

1729-1760. Born in Limbach, Germany. Occupation unknown.

Thomas Hoffman

1719-1770. Born in Württemberg, Germany. Worked as a farmer.

George Holder

1729-1804. Born in Oley, Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer. Moved to Bethabara in 1754.

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.

Johann Adam Huth

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

Erich Ingebretsen

1721-1759. Born in Osterdalen, Norway. Worked as a mill-wright and carpenter. Traveled with others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

[Jost Jansen]

1719-1790. Born in Suetland in Stalborg. Worked as a builder and a cook.

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.

Jacob Kapp

1728-1807. Born in Münchenstein, Switzerland. Worked as a farmer. Moved to Bethabara in 1754.

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.

George Loesch

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

Johann Jacob Loesch

1722-1782. Born in Schoharie. Was the first warden of Christiansbrunn in 1749. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

Jacob Lung

1713-1778. Born in Württemberg, Germany. Worked as a farmer. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

Christian Matthiesen

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

Christopher Merkly

1713-1798. Born in Würtemberg. Worked as a baker. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

Johann Nagel

1715-1759. Born in Württemberg, Germany. Profession unknown. Moved to Bethabara in 1754.

William Okley

1728-????. Born in Bedford, England. Worked as a carpenter.

Hans Petersen

1725-1763. Born in Schleswig, Germany. Worked as a tailor. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

Friedrich Jacob Pfeil

1711-1786. Born in Winnenden, Wurttemburg. Worked as a cobbler. Traveled with 12 others to found the town of Bethabara in 1753.

George Michael Rancke

1729-1813. Born in Earlington, Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer. Moved to North Carolina.

Philip Rancke

1734-1815. Born in Earlington, Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer and a thresher.

Melchior Rasp

1718-1785. Born in Salzburg, Austria. Worked as a mason. Moved to North Carolina in 1755.

John Rogers

1722-????. Born in Portsmouth, England. Worked as a sailor.

[Johannes Roth]

1726-1791. Born in Saarmund, Prussia. Worked as a locksmith.

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).

[Samuel Saxon]

1724-????. Born in Chamber Hills, England. Worked as a barber and a farmer

Johann Georg Schmidt

1719-1790. Born in Würtemberg, Germany. Worked as a smith. Lived with his wife at Christiansbrunn.

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.

[Heinrich Seidel]

1726-????. Born in Breithardt, Germany. Worked as a baker. Sent away from the community in 1759.

Johann Seiffert

1722-1802. Born in Suchdol nad Odrou, Czech Republic. Worked as a carpenter and a farmer.

John George Stark

1718-1797. Born in Erlangen, Germany. Worked as a dyer, a stocking maker, and a cook.

Johannes Thomas

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

[Edward Thorpe]

1721-1797. Born in Ribly, Yorkshire, England. Worked as a cobbler, a teacher, and a deacon.

Matthias Tomerup

1725-1778. Born in Jutland. Worked as a brass and bell founder, arriving in Christiansbrunn only in 1777.

Samuel Utley

1745-1771. Birthplace unknown. Worked as a missionary in Antigua and died in Monocacy, Maryland.

[Michael Ziegler]

1741-????. Born in Pennsylvania. Worked as a farmer. Left for North Carolina in 1764.