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Zeisberger, David

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Author(s): O’Malley, J. Steven
[German Version] (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 languag…