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Rev Johann Christoph Francke

Birth
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 22 Aug 1782 (aged 70)
Burial Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot God's Acre, Avenue 1 right, row 19, lot 1
Memorial ID 100336918 · View Source
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Born in Schneeberg, Saxony. Married Anna Christina Bezold – Aug.31,1739 - 7 children, 5 of whom died young. Converted by the preaching of Count Zinzendorf in Berlin. Came to America in 1742. Director of the Boys' Schools in Nazareth, Fredericktown, Oley and Macungie. Ordained a Deacon of the Church in 1749. Came to Lititz in, 1763 with his wife to become supervisors of the married peoples "choir". He was also Warden of the congregation. He was stricken with apoplexy while sitting, as president, at a meeting of the "Aufseher Collegium" (Committee of Temporal Affairs), dying shortly afterwards.


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  • Created by: Jean Doherty
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100336918
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Johann Christoph Francke (30 Dec 1711–22 Aug 1782), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100336918, citing Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jean Doherty (contributor 47349305) .