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Moravians
Fries, Francis (Franz) Levin
by Albright, Frank P. Francis (Franz) Levin Fries, cotton manufacturer, was born in Salem, the son of John (Johann) Christian William (Wilhelm) Fries, who had been born in Barby, Germany, 22 Nov. 1775. William was trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, John William
by Bair, Anna Withers. John William Fries, industrialist, inventor, student, and church leader, was born in Salem, the oldest son of Francis Levin and Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries. In 1840 Francis L. Fries had opened a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
German Settlers
by Baxley, Laura Young. German Settlers by Laura Young Baxley, 2006 See also: Swiss and Palatine Settlers; Settlement of the Mountains, 1775-1838 (from Tar Heel Junior Historian); Settlement of the Piedmont (from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
God's Acre
by Bair, Anna Withers. God's Acre is the name Moravian congregations give their church cemeteries. In this case, "acre" is from the Old High German word for "field"; "der Gottesacker," or God's Field, is where the physical [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graff, Johann Michael
by Hiester, Jan. Graff, Johann Michael by Jan Hiester, 1986 28 Sept. 1714–29 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
by Hartley, Michael O., Hartley, Martha B. Imagine that you and your friends are on a trip far from home. It is October 1753, and you are the Moravian Single Brothers—there are fifteen of you on this journey. Your group is traveling to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Jacobson, John Christian
by Bennett, Charlotte. John Christian Jacobson, educator and Moravian bishop, was born in Burkhall, Denmark. His parents, both missionaries in the Diaspora service of the Moravian church in Denmark, moved to Skjerne, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kapp, John Jacob
by Kapp, M. Keith. John Jacob Kapp, early Moravian miller, was born in Münchenstein, near Basel, Switzerland. His parents, Johannes and Judith Kapp, were members of the Reformed church. Fleeing religious persecution [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lash (or Loesch), Jacob
by Powell, William S. Jacob Lash (or Loesch), craftsman, was born in Bethabara, the son of Johann Jacob and Anna Loesch. His father, who had moved from Pennsylvania, was justice of the peace for Wachovia from 1758 to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lash, Israel George
by Williams, Max R. Israel George Lash, businessman, banker, and congressman, was a native of Bethania in Forsyth County. A Moravian by heritage and choice, he was the son of John Christian and Anna Lash. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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