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Nitschmann, David.

1. (d. 1758 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania). B. Moravia; from Kunwald, Moravia, to Herrnhut, Ger., 1725; daughter Anna became N. L. v. Zinzendorf's 2d wife 1757. 2. David I (d. 1729 in prison in Moravia). “The Confessor.” 3. David II (1696–1772). “The Bishop”; b. Zauchtenthal (Zauchtel), Moravia; imprisoned 1725 in Kremsier (Kromeríz) for religious reasons; to Herrnhut 1727; with J. L. Dober* to St. Thomas 1732; returned soon; active in Holland and Holstein in the interest of Herrnhut Moravians; consecrated bp. 1735 in Berlin by Jablonski (see Jablonski, 2); met C. and J. Wesley on a trip to Am. 1735/36; traveled extensively; d. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 4. David III (d. 1779). “The Syndic”; miss. to Ceylon 1739/40; succeeded Zinzendorf as leader; Moravian archivist.

See also Moravian Church, 3, 4.

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