(16901768). B Eberbach, Ger.; to Pennsylvania 1720; est. (Ger.) Seventh Day Baps.; founded Ephrata Community near Reading, Pennsylvania; wrote earliest vol. of Ger. poetry in Am.: Göttliche Liebes und Lobestöne, hymnist; mystic. See also Baptist Churches, 17; Brethren, 1; Communistic Societies, 5.
W. C. Klein, Johann Conrad Beissel: Mystic and Martinet (Philadelphia, 1942).
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