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Friedrich von Marschall Papers




2012



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Creation: 05.04.2012
Language: English

Title: Friedrich von Marschall Papers
Dates: 1761-1765
Quantity: 7 folders
Identification: PP MFr
Location: 155D; in box with PP BP
Language: German

The Friedrich von Marschall Papers consist of a collection of letters written by numerous people to Bethlehem settler, Friedrich Wilhelm von Marschall. Also included is one letter from von Marschall.


Friedrich Wilhelm von Marschall was born on February 5th, 1721, in Stolpen, Germany, to George Rudolph and Louisa Martiana b. Loka von Marschall. He was educated by a private teacher before attending school in Sorau (present-day ?ary,Poland) and the University of Leipzig. After finishing his University studies in 1739, he moved to Herrnhaag where he was involved with the construction of the community. In the early 1740s, he traveled to Holland and then to Yorkshire, England. He returned briefly to Germany, spending time in Göttingen and the University of Königsberg, before again travelling to Holland and England. In 1744 he organized a Moravian Church conference that took place in London. He continued to serve as a member of the church in London for a few years before returning to Germany in 1747. In 1748, he traveled with Christian Renatus von Zinzendorf to Herrnhut. On September 15th of that year, he was ordained a deacon and sent to England. Two years later, on June 30th, 1750, he married Hedwig Elizabeth von Schweinitz. During his time in England, he worked with the congregation at Yorkshire, traveled with Johannes von Watteville to Ireland, and was ordained a presbyter. In April 1758, he was selected to be on the Directorial-Collegium. When Zinzendorf died two years later, he was asked by the United Elders' Conference to travel to Pennsylvania to oversee the North American arm of the Church. He was named a Senior Civilis and travelled to America in 1761. He oversaw the communities of Nazareth and Bethlehem in the 1760s, during tense times between Native Americans and white settlers. He was instrumental in the success of the Moravian settlements at Wachovia, Bethabara and Salem, North Carolina, before the American Revolution. In 1775, he attended a synod in Barby, England. He was unable to return to North America immediately due to the American Revolution, and travelled to Niesky, Germany. In 1778 he returned to North America, continuing his work, living at Bethlehem and then at Salem. He died on February 11th, 1802 in Salem, North Carolina.


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