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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 2 (Oct., 1903), page 116

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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 2 (Oct., 1903), page 116 [Click for larger image]The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 2 (Oct., 1903), page 116

having commended our friends. Bro. Rosen and wife [the Moravian missionary at Monocacy, Md.], to the protection of the Lamb.* Towards noon we visited Frederick Ohnsell, who loves the Brethren, although he has had no intercourse with them. From there we went to an old man at Fredericktown [Md.] who was very kind. Towards evening we came to George Gumpf, with whom also Jacob Weller and his wife, and Adam Gamb were staying. In the evening I conducted a song service, at which several new comers were present. I also baptized, at the same time, the little daughter of Bro. Gumpf, Dorothea. We felt at home in this house. On October 27th, we continued our journey over the Canagetschick [Conococheague] Mountains, and the Antidum [Antietam] River, and came to Jonathan Haeger [the founder of Hagerstown, Md.] who received us very kindly with a kiss. We passed the night with a Swiss, Peter Reusch. who received us well. On October 28th, we went to Haeger's. where we passed the Sabbath quietly.† On Sunday, October 29th, I preached on the "Canagetschick," in Haeger's house, with a feeling of blessing. After the sermon we traveled a little farther, and a smith, Hackemeyer, took us on horses through the "Canegetshick." We stayed over night with Henry Wehr, a countryman of Bro. Gottschalk.‡ We slept near the fire, passing the night uncomfortably. It is a poor family. the "Congregation of God in the Spirit," on May 13, 1745. Preached in Allemaengel, Swatara, and Donegal, Pennsylvania. Sent as evangelist to the Walloons in New York and to the Germans in Virginia. Teacher at Friedensthal, near Nazareth, 1758-1768. In his later life he engaged also in printing. Several books with his imprint are in the archives at Bethlehem. Accidently drowned in a mill race on August 16, 1777. * A favorite Moravian term for Christ. † The Moravians observed at first both the Jewish Sabbath and the Christian Sunday. ‡ Another Moravian Missionary, of whom a diary will be presented later,

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