Lehigh University
Lehigh Universiy

You are here

1787 Catalog

Christian Henry Beck

1757-1843. Born in Bethlehem. Worked as an assistant in the brewery and as a shoemaker. Married in 1790 and lived at Christiansbrunn with his family.

David Beutel

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

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.

Johannes Bonn

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

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.

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.

Johannes Führer

1760-????. Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Worked as a helper in kitchen and as a farmer.

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.

Georg Christoph Heppner

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

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.

Phillip Jacob Hoeger

1728-1796. Born in Friesach, Austria. Worked as a tailor master and a sick warden.

Johann Adam Huth

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

Barbara (Holder) Jag

1747-1816. Born in Allemangel, Lynn Township, Pennsylvania. Married Johannes Jag and lived at Christiansbrunn from 13 April 1785-1788.

Johannes Jag

1730-1811. Born in Zauchtenthal, Moravia. Lived with his wife at Christiansbrunn from 1785-1788. Worked as a gardener and farmer.

Joachim Kopke

1751-????. Born in Brandenberg, Germany. Worked as a farmer. Arrived in Christiansbrunn in September 1786 and left it for Nazareth in 1796.

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.

Christoph Heinrich Loether

1719-1802. Born in Perleberg, Germany. Worked as a shoemaker. Left Christiansbrunn for Nazareth in 1796.

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.

Johann Christian Micksch

1752-1823. Born in Bethlehem. Arrived in Christiansbrunn in 1775, where he worked as a master smith. Married Philippina Loesch and lived as a married couple at Christiansbrunn. Moved to Nazareth by 1796.

Paul Micksch

1763-1836. Born in Bethlehem. Worked as a smith salesman. Entered, and crossed out, on 1781 tax preparation list.

Catherine (Blickensderfer) Mücke

1761-1823. Born in Lititz. She married Matthaeus Mücke in 1782 and the couple lived in Christiansbrunn until 1792, when they moved to Lititz.

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.

Heinrich Müller

1760-????. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Worked on the plantation.

Hans Peterson

1755-1805. Born in Ostruz, Holstein. Arrived in Christiansbrunn in September 1786. Worked as a farmer.

Georg Proske

1748-1835. Born in Upper Silesia. A miller. Arrived in Christiansbrunn in March 1787. Married Mary Elizabeth Frey on May 20, 1792 and lived with his family at Christiansbrunn. Had moved to Nazareth by 1801.

Martinus Roleder

1724-1797. Born in Zauchtenthal, Moravia. Worked as a farmer and took care of the pigs. Moved to Nazareth Hall on 30 May 1757 and later to Christiansbrunn. Left Christiansbrunn for Bethlehem in 1796.

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).

Johannes Schnall

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

Samuel Schultz

1760-1825. Born in Nazareth. Arrived from Bethlehem to Christiansbrunn in August 1787. Occupation unknown. Moved to North Carolina.

Samuel Steup

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

Johan Jacob Stotz

1748-1800. Born in Lauffen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Worked as a leather worker and on the farms.

Johann Henrich Walter

1728-1807. Born in Wachenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Worked as a gardener.

Friedrich Nathanael Weber

1766-1797. Born in Bethlehem. Arrived in Christiansbrunn in 1781, where he trained as a scribe and accountant.