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  • Mp48sv22p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1849/1853
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English on front cover, "Church Book." Members are listed in groups, with communicants listed first, followed by society members, and both groups further subdivided by sex and marital status. Next children are listed, also divided by sex. Entries include individual's names and dates of birth; some entries also include dates of baptism and confirmation. The manuscript begins with an index that covers the first and largest grouping of entries. Several updated catalogs are recorded throughout the manuscript, and friends of the congregation who were not members are listed on pages 120-121.
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  • Qf85ns39c?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1836/1839
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled on the front-inside cover, "Names & Residence of the Congregation of the United Brethrens Church in Philadelphia, Dec. 14, '36." Names are not listed in alphabetical order, but appear to be listed in geographical groupings. Persons living outside the city are listed on page 11. Known descendants of Moravians who were "not members at present" are listed on page 12. "Friends and contributors" are listed on pages 13 to 14. Although the directory is dated 1836, updates are noted up to 1839.
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  • Zp38wt847?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1836/1843
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "Catalogue of Members belonging to the Congregation in Philadelphia : Nov. 13, 1836." Members are listed in groups, with communicants listed first, followed by society members, and both groups further subdivided by sex and marital status. Next children are listed, also divided by sex. Entries include individual's names and dates of birth. Many of the pages of this catalog were not used; a few additional entries are scattered through later pages.
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  • Kh04f457c?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1766
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in German, "Verzeichniß derer zum Brüder-Gemeinlein in Philadelphia Befindenden, bey Bruder David Nitschmanns Visitation vom 24 30. Januar. 1766," which translates to "List of those in the Brethren congregation in Philadelphia, at Brother David Nitschmann's visitation from January 24-30, 1766." This catalog includes detailed information about individuals belonging to the First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, written in German. Translations of column headings are as follows: Beginning with page 2, the column headings are "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "Wo?" (where born), "Religion" (faith traditions), "in die Ehe getreten" (entered into marriage), "ins Land gekommen" (arrived in the country), "aufgenommen" (received as a member), and "zur Heiligen Communion" (admitted to Holy Communion). Beginning with p. 21, the column headings are "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "wo" (where born), and "Religion" (faith traditions).
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  • Hx11xw25h?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1760
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "A List of the Children under the Care of the Brethren in Philadelphia." The date of August 13, 1760 is noted in A. G. Spangenberg's handwriting at the top of page 1. The list was handwritten by Jacob Rogers, then pastor of the Philadelphia congregation, and it includes the children's names and dates of birth.
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  • 5h73qb265?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1745/1755
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "A Catalogue of the Congregation members, Communicants, & not-communicants, & Society People, belonging to the little Flock of United Brethren in Phiadelphia." Names are listed for each category, along with short testimonies about the character or general mood of individuals, for example, "A good heart," or "Goes on as usual," or "Happier than ever." The list is likely not complete, as A. G. Spangenberg noted on page 4, "wo sind aber die übrigen?" (but where are the rest of them?).
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  • Tm70n953z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1744/1768
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Record of Philadelphia Moravians, their children and friends who died during the years 1744 to 1768. Many of the column headings in the catalog are in German, for which translations are provided: "No." (number), "Nahmen der Verschiedenen" (names of the deceased), "Nahmen der Eltern, der Eheleute oder Meisters" (name of parents, spouse, or master), "wie alt" (how old), "wenn verschieden" (when deceased), "wenn begraben" (when buried), "wo begraben" (where buried), and "durch wen begraben" (buried by whom). Several notes about individuals buried at Potter's Field in Philadelphia are included on the final page. This manuscript was likely sent or intended to be sent to church leadership in Bethlehem, PA.
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  • Mc87q521k?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1742/1783
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Membership catalog of the First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, with entries dating from 1742 to 1783; likely handwritten by Jacob Friis or Johann Daniel Sydrich, who were both pastors of the Philadelphia congregation. Most of the column headings are in German, for which translations have been provided: "No." (number), "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "woher" (where born), "Religion" (faith traditions), "in die Ehe getreten" (entered into marriage), "ins Land kommen" (arrival in the country), "Aufgenommen" (received as a member), "zur Communion" (admitted to communion), "Ihre Kinder" (their children), "geboren" (born/dates of birth of children), and "getauft, von wem" (date child baptized, by whom). Contains an incomplete index that was never used.
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  • 9c67x3351?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1856
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: One page, front and back, listing the names and addresses of members of the Sunday School of the First Moravian Church of Philadelphia in 1856.
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  • 8w32rm54g?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1830/1860
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: A directory of members' names, listed street by street. Spouses and children are also noted, as well as descriptions such as "yellow frame house." Updates and annotations are penciled in throughout the manuscript.
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