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David Nitschmann

Birthplace: Suchdol nad Odrou, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Georg Nitschmann and Rosina Nitschmann
Husband of Rosina Nitschmann and Maria Barbara Leinbach
Father of Anna Maria Heckewelder
Brother of Heinrich Nitschmann

Occupation: Carpenter, Moravian church bishop
Managed by: Timothy Paul Setser
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About David Nitschmann

David Nitschmann (1695–1772), the son of Georg Nitschmann (born 1662), an agriculturalist, was a carpenter; he emigrated to Herrnhut in 1724 and accompanied Nicolaus von Zinzendorf to Copenhagen in 1731. In 1732 he traveled with Johann Leonhard Dober to St. Thomas in the West Indies, the first missionary enterprise of the Moravians. In 1735 D.E. Jablonski, the last bishop of the old Unitas Fratum (Bohemian and Moravian Brethren) ordained Nitschmann.


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David Nitschmann's Timeline

December 18, 1695
Suchdol nad Odrou, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
December 20, 1758
Age 63
Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 8, 1772
Age 76
Bethlehem, Northampton, PA, USA