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The Moravian Graveyards of Nazareth, Pa., 1744-1904

Hannah

1761-1821. Born in Gnadenthal. Daughter of Hannah and Joseph.

Joseph

1715-1781. Born in Guinea. Lived at Christiansbrunn with his wife Hannah and daughters on tax lists from 1773-81.

Joshua

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

Magdalene

1763-1776. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Occupation unknown. Daughter of Joseph and Hannah.

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.

Anna Johanna Arie

1781-1858. Born in Christiansbrunn. Daughter of Jacob and Margaret.

Matthias Bacher

1725-1769. Born in Salzburg, Austria. Worked as a carpenter.

Philip Christian Bader

1715-1797. Born in Strasburg, Lower Alsatia. Served as pastor, and cultivated silkworms, at Christiansbrunn from 1752-1754.

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.

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.

Martin Boehmer

1717-1796. With his wife, a married couple in Christiansbrunn in 1755-1756.

Andreas Broksch

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

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.

Rosina (Hartman) Brunner

1748-1819. Born in Salisbury Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Lived with her husband and children at Christiansbrunn.

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.

Peter Goetje, Sr.

1716-1798. Born in Holstein, Germany. Worked as a shoemaker. Lived in Christiansbrunn as a widower.

Jacob Hafner

1709-1773. Born in Zurich, Switzerland. Worked as a stocking weaver. Identified as a married man on 1766 & 1771 tax list.

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.

Jens Kolkier

????-1757. First death among the single brethren in Christiansbrunn.

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.

Martin Liebisch

1698-1766. Born in Zacuhtenthal, Moravia. Lived with his wife and children at Christiansbrunn.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Micksch

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

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.

Michael Ruch

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

Christian Schmidt

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

David Schmidt

1758-1779. Born in Bethlehem. Occupation unknown.

Johann Schmidt

1708-1786. Born in Upper Silesia. Occupation unknown.

Azarias Smith

1742-1783. Born in Lebanon, Connecticut. Was in Christiansbrunn by 1763, where he worked as a household helper.

Matthias Spohn

1711-1781. Born in Würtemberg, Germany. Occupation unknown. Identified as married man on 1766-1781 tax lists.

Anna Stotz

1713-1772. Born in Würtemberg, Germany. Occupation unknown.

Christian Stotz

1711-1791. Born in Lauffen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Lived as a widower after 1773 at Christiansbrunn.

Johan Jacob Stotz

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

Friedrich Nathanael Weber

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

Wendel Westhoefer

1743-1769. Born in Muddy Creek, Pennsylvania. Occupation unknown.

Matthaeus Witke

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