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Zeisberger, David
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(Apr 11, 1721, Zuchtenthal, Moravia – Nov 17, 1808, Goshen, OH), was born to a family of the Unitas Fratrum (Unity of the Brethren). They sought religious refuge in N.L. v. Zinzendorf. After completing his education Zeisberger joined a mission to organize a settlement in Georgia and, in 1740, he joined a body of Moravian colonists in Pennsylvania. From here he left in 1745 to begin service among the Native Americans, extending this by 1772 into Ohio. He identified with the language and culture of the local trib…

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O’Malley, J. Steven, “Zeisberger, David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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