Moravian Women's Memoirs : Their Related Lives, 1750-1820

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Pub. Date: 1997-06-01
Publisher(s): Syracuse Univ Pr
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This volume is made up of the autobiographical writings of thirty of the women who lived in the major North American Moravian settlement of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at varying points in the eighteenth century. What follows are their memoirs, fascinating documents that contain insights into the lives of the women and men who lived in the Moravian communities in North America.... These Moravian women's memoirs reveal the intersection of the private and the public spheres of their lives. They are records of their spiritual paths in a world that in most cases challenged the bounds of knowledge inherited from their parents. However, whatever private insights these memoirs afforded the writers they were written to be shared with the congregation as a public relation of the author's spiritual and secular path through life. These memoirs formed part of the discourse of faith within the Moravian church.

Author Biography

Katherine M. Faull is associate professor of German at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Memoirs of the Single Sisters
The Single Sisters: An Introductionp. 3
Anna Rosina Anders (1727-1803)p. 5
Maria Barbara Horn (1729-1797)p. 9
Eva Lanius (1743-1801)p. 11
Margareth Barbara Seidner (1714-1796)p. 16
Benigna Zahm (1748-1804)p. 19
Memoirs of the Married Sisters
The Married Sisters: An Introductionp. 29
Martha Buninger (1723-1773)p. 30
Margaretha Edmonds (1721-1773)p. 33
Johanette Maria Ettwein (1725-1773)p. 36
Sarah Grube (1727-1793)p. 39
Anna Hasse (1743-1786)p. 44
Margarethe Jungmann (1721-1793)p. 48
Marie Elizabeth Kunz (1732-1769)p. 57
Anna Marie Worbass (1722-1795)p. 59
Memoirs of the Widowed Sisters
The Widowed Sisters: An Introductionp. 67
Anna Boehler (1740-1809)p. 68
Magdalene Beulah Brockden (1731-1820)p. 77
Catharine Brownfield (1716-1798)p. 78
Christiana Dorothea Detmers (1730-1814)p. 82
Anna Barbara Fenstermacher (1709-1790)p. 87
Mariana Hoht (1737-1772)p. 89
Juliana Horsfield (1737-1809)p. 94
Martha Hussey (1719-1790)p. 97
Barbara Jag (1747-1816)p. 100
Catharina Krause (1724-1807)p. 101
Susanna Nixdorf (1708-1800)p. 105
Johanna Christiana Parsons (1699-1773)p. 107
Susanne Luise Partsch (1722-1795)p. 111
Maria Elisabeth Reitzenbach (1738-1809)p. 114
Maria Agnes Rothe (1735-1805)p. 118
Anna Johanna Seidel (1726-1788)p. 121
Rosina Stoll (1727-1811)p. 129
Notesp. 135
Glossaryp. 149
Works Citedp. 157
Indexp. 161
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