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Adolf Hartmann Papers




2012



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Creation: 28.03.2012
Language: English

Title: Adolf Hartmann Papers
Dates: 1858-1915 (1951)
Quantity: 2 boxes
Identification: PP HJAH
Location: 154B
Language: EnglishGerman

The collection contains diaries, kept by Hartmann, and correspondence with family members and church officials. There are also notes on the family and the mission areas where they worked.


Johann Adolphus Hieronymus (Jerome) Hartmann was born in Charlottenburg, Surinam, on October 23 1831. His father was Johann Gottlieb Hartmann (1796-1844) and his mother was Marie Lobach (1798-1853). His parents were both Moravian missionaries and both died while at the Moravian mission in Suriname, South America. Hartmann had three siblings: Heinrich, and Marie (married Heyde, 1837-1917) and another sister. Hartmann was sent to the mission school in Germany at age 5 where he was schooled for 8 years before apprenticing and then working as a porcelain-stove manufacturer for several years. He joined the service of the church at age 23 and served as a teacher in the Moravian Boys' School in Fulneck, England. During this time he studied and prepared for the ministry. In 1863 he married Mary Hines (1838-1916) and then traveled with her to Ebenezer, Australia, where he served as a missionary until 1872, when he had to return to England because of his wife's bad health. After a nine-month break he was sent to New Fairfield in Ontario, Canada, where he served as a missionary to the Delaware Indians. In 1884 he was sent to Alaska to select a site for a new mission there. Adolf Hartmann eventually retired in 1896 and moved to Nazareth, PA, where he resided until his death on November 19, 1906. Adolf had two children: son Henry J. (1868-1951) and daughter Eleanor.


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