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The Moravians came to the United States in 1735 primarily to preach the gospel to the Indians. Although the Moravians had contacts with many Indian tribes, they did most of their work among the Delawares. They followed this tribe westward from Pennsylvania to Ohio, to Canada, to Indiana,and finally to Kansas. They also worked among the Mahicans in New York and Connecticut, and among the Cherokees in Georgia and Oklahoma. The work lasted until 1900, for a total of over 150 years.

From the guide to the Moravian mission among the Indians of North America records, [microform], 1735-1900 (inclusive), (Yale University Divinity School Library)

The Moravians came to the United States in 1735 primarily to preach the gospel to the Indians. Although the Moravians had contacts with many Indian tribes, they did most of their work among the Delawares. They followed this tribe westward from Pennsylvania to Ohio, to Canada, to Indiana, and finally to Kansas. They also worked among the Mahicans in New York and Connecticut, and among the Cherokees in Georgia and Oklahoma. The work lasted until 1900, for a total of over 150 years.

From the guide to the Moravian mission among the Indians of North America records, 1735-1900 (inclusive), [microform], 1735-1900, (American Philosophical Society)

All Moravian missions are included under this heading: German, British and American organizations.

From the description of Records of the Moravian Missions, 1771-1959 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152514

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referencedIn Moravian Manuscripts (19th century), circa 19th century University of Bristol Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Papers of the Henkel family of Shenandoah County and New Market, Va. [manuscript], 1781-1851. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808. A partial typescript with notes of the first volume of The diary of David Zeisberger as translated and edited by Eugene F. Bliss : 1972 reprint of the original 1885 edition / by Parker B. Brown. Moravian Archives
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referencedIn Reinkens, Abraham, 1712-1760. Diary, 1745. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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referencedIn Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823. A narrative of the United Brethren among the Delaware & Mohegan Indians : from its commencement in the year 1740 to the close of the year 1808 : comprising all the remarkable incidents which took place at their missionary stations during that period : interspersed with anecdotes, historical facts, speeches of Indians & other interesting matter / by John Heckewelder, who was many years in the service of that mission. Newberry Library
referencedIn Forging identites: Native Americans and Moravian missionaries in Pennsylvania and Ohio, 1765-1782, 1995 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Spaugh, Herbert, 1896-. Papers, 1888-1978, (bulk 1924-1970). University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
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referencedIn John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church (Gnadenhutten, Ohio). The John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church records [microform], 1799-1922. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Elizabeth Barras papers, Barras, Elizabeth, 1838-1840 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823. Diaries, 1786, 1789. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn [Pamphlets]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Woosley, David. Diaries and correspondence of David Woosley, 1896-1940. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Ray, Mary Dominic, Sister, O.P., 1913-1994. Moravian Church and music collection, 1929-1989. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn Illingworth, Thomas. Diary, 1755-1759. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Watters, Bertha Louise, 1878-. Emma C. Watters scrapbooks, 1859-1924. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Eaton, Harriet Phillips. Notes on Moravian missions, undated. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808. An harmony of the Evangelical history in the Leni Lenape, or Delaware language ms., [ca. 1800] / by David Zeisberger. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Blumhardt, Christian Gottlieb. Manuscript, ca. 1820. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Bynum, Hampton. Letters of North Carolina families, 1813-1914 (bulk 1813-1896). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Neck, Uyaquq Helper, 1860?-1924. Helper Neck Collection. "Eskimo Bible". [microform]. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Battey, Marianna. Marianna Battey Akiak Pictographs Collection, 1928. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Moravian Church. Losungen der Brüder-Gemeine für das Jahr 1766. [manuscript] Moravian Archives
referencedIn Haley, Smith. Missionary aviation of Alaska : research files, 2000-2001. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Consortium Library
referencedIn Iversen, A. M., 1823- . Reports, 1850-1855. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bahnson, George F., 1805-1869. George F. Bahnson diary, 1845-1846. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Rigaud, Stephen Francis Duthil, 1777-1861. Divine protection : the security of the peaceable : from Haensel's Letters on the Nicobar Islands manuscript, [not after 1860]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Indian Mission Schools history collection [microform], 1837-1879. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Ettwein, John, 1721-1802. John Ettwein report and map, 1762, 1765. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Iversen, A. M., 1823-. Papers, 1850-1855. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
creatorOf Moravian Church. Inventory of Moravian mission records from Labrador, [195-?]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn von Schweinitz, Ludwig David. Ludwig David von Schweinitz papers, 1827-1858. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Moravian Church. Records of the Moravian Missions, 1771-1959 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Schulz, Theodore, 1770-. Aruwakkisches Gesang-Buch der Indianer Gemeine zu [Hoop] a/d Corentyn : manuscript, 1805. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Moravian mission among the Indians of North America records, 1735-1900 (inclusive), [microform], 1735-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Berry, Donald W. (Donald Wesley). Oral history interview with Donald W. Berry, 1986. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Goshen Moravian Church (Durbin, N.D.). Records, 1915-1953. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn Wolle, John F. John F. Wolle's music book : Jany 11th 1796. Moravian Archives
referencedIn Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808. Papers, 1786-1787. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Benham, Daniel, d. 1873. Catalogue of books relating to the Unitas Fratrum or United Brethren &c : (in the library of Daniel Benham) Moravian Archives
referencedIn Becker, John. Records, 1774-1792. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Post, Christian Frederick, 1710?-1785. Papers of Christian Frederick Post, 1758-1759. Library of Congress
referencedIn [Commonplace book], [early 19th century]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Moravian Church. Moravian church records, 1733-1896. Library of Congress
creatorOf Moravian mission among the Indians of North America records, [microform], 1735-1900 (inclusive) Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Genealogical Dept. Church and cemetery records (Genealogical Society of Utah Project): Milwaukee County, Wisconsin [microform], 1836-1982. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
referencedIn Reichel, Levin Theodore, 1812-1878. Levin T. Reichel and family correspondence, 1861-1869. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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referencedIn Burkholder, James A., 1934-. The rise and interaction of Pietism, Moravianism and Methodism / by James Burkholder. Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen College), MHL (Goshen College)
referencedIn Illingworth, Thomas. Diary, 1755-1759. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Marjorie Bowen papers, 1810-1998, 1900-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Romig Family. J.H. and Ella Romig Journals, 1898-1095. [microform]. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn De Schweinitz, Dorothea, 1891-. Dorothea De Schweinitz and Louise De Schweinitz (Darrow) papers, 1912-1997 (bulk 1970-1980). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Winter, Edward. H. Edward and Thelma Frazier Winter papers, 1908-1976. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Regenass, Annie Demuth. Correspondence, 1849-1869. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ettwein, John, 1721-1802. Letters : to Benjamin Trumbull, 1800-1801. Houghton Library
referencedIn A. J. MacDonald collection of utopian materials, ca. 1840-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barton. Barton Family papers, 1866-2001. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Doane, George Washington, 1799-1859. George Washington Doane papers, 1827-1882. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Joseph Herman Romig Family Papers, 1862-1955. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Frank Baker collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism, 1536-1996 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Avery, Charles P., 1817-1872. person
associatedWith Bahnson, George F., 1805-1869. person
associatedWith Baker, Frank, 1910-1999 person
associatedWith Barras, John B. person
associatedWith Barras, John B. person
associatedWith Barton. family
associatedWith Battey, Marianna. person
associatedWith Becker, John. person
associatedWith Bennet, John, 1714-1759. person
associatedWith Berry, Donald W. (Donald Wesley) person
associatedWith Blumhardt, Christian Gottlieb. person
associatedWith Bowen, Marjorie, 1888-1952. person
associatedWith Burkholder, James A., 1934- person
associatedWith David, Christian, 1690-1751. person
associatedWith De Schweinitz, Dorothea, 1891- person
associatedWith Doane, George Washington, 1799-1859. person
associatedWith Eaton, Harriet Phillips. person
associatedWith Elberton United Brethren Church (Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ettwein, John, 1721-1802. person
associatedWith Goshen Moravian Church (Durbin, N.D.) corporateBody
associatedWith Haley, Smith. person
associatedWith Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823. person
associatedWith Hereford Moravian Church person
associatedWith Hoyler, Clement. person
associatedWith Illingworth, Thomas. person
associatedWith Iversen, A. M., 1823- . person
associatedWith John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church (Gnadenhutten, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Kramsch, Samuel G. person
associatedWith Macdonald, A. J., (d.1854) person
associatedWith Marshall, Frederick William von, 1721-1802. person
associatedWith Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807. person
associatedWith Nazareth Hall. corporateBody
associatedWith Neck, Uyaquq Helper, 1860?-1924. person
associatedWith Nitschmann, David, 1690-1772. person
associatedWith Post, Christian Frederick, 1710?-1785. person
associatedWith Ray, Mary Dominic, Sister, O.P., 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Regenass, Annie Demuth. person
correspondedWith Reichel, Levin Theodore, 1812-1878. person
associatedWith Reinkens, Abraham, 1712-1760. person
associatedWith Rigaud, Stephen Francis Duthil, 1777-1861. person
associatedWith Romig Family. family
associatedWith Schulz, Theodore, 1770- person
associatedWith Schutt, Amy C. person
associatedWith Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792. person
associatedWith Spaugh, Herbert, 1896- person
associatedWith von Schweinitz, Ludwig David. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Weinland, William H. person
associatedWith Whiteley, William H. person
associatedWith Winter, Edward. person
associatedWith Wolle, John F. person
associatedWith Woosley, David. person
associatedWith Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Georgia
New York (State)
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Salem (N.C.)
Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Subject
Indians of North America
Delaware Indians
Missions--United States
Cherokee Indians
Missions
Mahican Indians
Moravian Church
Occupation
Missionaries
Activity

Corporate Body

Active 1733

Active 1896

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