The Moravian Native Converts

The Misssions:

The Moravian missions to the American Indians began in 1740. In New York, Moravian missionaries, inspired by the success of the Presbyterian mission at Stockbridge, established missions among the Mohegan at the village of Shemomeko.

The Moravian mission was financially supported by the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The Moravian focus on religion from the heart and their Love Feast were compatible with Native American spiritual traditions. Unlike other Protestant missionaries, the Moravians lived and dressed like the Indians and it was not uncommon for European visitors to mistake the Moravians for Indians.

“Among the very first settlers of Lynn township was John Heil, Sr., who was the owner of a tract of land on the south side of Kistler’s Valley. The tract is now owned by the heirs of David J. Kistler, deceased. John Heil, Sr., sold his land to his son, John Heil, Jr., and John Heil, Jr., had two sons, – David and John. John remained unmarried, and David, who was married, finally became the owner of the whole tract, and in his lifetime sold the same to the above named present owners. David had sons and daughters, who are all scattered in different directions except his son, John Heil, who is residing with his family in Germansville, Heidelberg township. The family all the way down was a religious family, and the first John Heil belonged to the Moravian denomination, who had first settled here and who had a church here before any other denomination had succeeded that far, and is buried in the Moravian graveyard, on land of Jonas J. Kistler, in Kistler’s Valley.”

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~carbdat/genealogy/m&h/26_lynn.htm

All is being revealed! The Hidden Seed, is now visible. The beautiful story of my people, can now be told. Capturing Beauty is the Greatest Story ever told. It is bigger than Gone With the Wind. Everything is coming up roses or the followers of Jon Hus who came as missionaries to North America to convert Native Americans to Christianity. I suspect the Indians that General Amherst took the white children from, were the Delaware that raided the Moravian converts. Amherst was a monster to many tribes.

The Moravians would hold a ‘Love Fest’ with the Natives dressed in native costume. This is the Unity of the Brethren. Here is the True Thanksgiving that was hidden – on purpose! This is what the Hippie-Bohemians emulated in spirit -somehow knowing the truth. This revelation will help me get a Congressional Law passed making the Bohemian-Hippie cosmology, a protected Religion. How prophetic it is that I declared the Zulu-Nazarites as my church – thirty years ago!  I have been mocked, demonized, and threatened for saying I am in prophet is search of my roots, so I can restore the True Church of America!

It is done!

Let the celebration and Love Fest – begin!

I am looking for two disciple of the Brethren Love Fest to go amongst the Zulu in South, Africa, and the Nez Perce in Oregon. This is not a mission of conversion, but , a Union of the Holy Spirit that came to many peoples all over the world!

Jon ‘The Moravian Nazarite’

During the eighteenth century, a small Protestant Christian sect known as the Moravians sent missionaries to North America in an attempt to convert American Indians to Christianity.

The Moravians:

Moravia is now a part of the Czech Republic. In 1648 the Thirty Years’ War ended and as a result a number of Protestant refugees from Moravia found refuge in Saxony in Germany. In 1722 Count van Zinzendorf invited some of these refugees to form a community on his estate. This community became the Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethren), also known as the Moravian Brethren.

One of the key elements of Moravian worship is the Love Feast: the sharing of a communal meal. While the Moravians look to the scriptures for guidance on faith and conduct, they do not overemphasize doctrine, but prefer a religion that comes from the heart.

The Misssions:

The Moravian missions to the American Indians began in 1740. In New York, Moravian missionaries, inspired by the success of the Presbyterian mission at Stockbridge, established missions among the Mohegan at the village of Shemomeko.

The Moravian mission was financially supported by the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The Moravian focus on religion from the heart and their Love Feast were compatible with Native American spiritual traditions. Unlike other Protestant missionaries, the Moravians lived and dressed like the Indians and it was not uncommon for European visitors to mistake the Moravians for Indians.

While the Indians apparently had little animosity toward the Moravians, the same cannot be said of the English settlers in the area. Since the local English were hostile toward the Indians, they were also hostile toward the Moravians since the two groups were friendly and integrated. The English preferred a policy of strict segregation between Indians and Europeans. Soon the English were spreading rumors that the Moravians were somehow either secret Jesuits or they were somehow allied with the Jesuits. The Protestant English viewed the Jesuits, who were Catholics, as “atheistic papists”, a group more hated than the Indians.  In addition, the Moravians sought to prevent the sale of liquor to the Indians and the liquor trade was important to the English. Because of the death threats from the English colonists, the Moravians abandoned their mission at Shemomeko in 1745.

In 1741, the Moravians established a mission community in Pennsylvania which was intended to convert the Lenni Lenape (also known as the Delaware). The community was established on Christmas Eve and was named Bethlehem after the biblical town in Judea. From here they also established a number of other missions among the Indians.

The Lenape people were not a single unified political entity, but a loose affiliation of peoples who spoke closely related Algonquian languages: Unami, Munsee, and Unalachtigo. In 1682, some Lenape leaders had signed a treaty with William Penn which allowed the establishment of the Pennsylvania colony.

Penn Treaty photo Treaty_of_Penn_with_Indians_by_Benjamin_West_zps66498235.jpg

Shown above is a painting showing the treaty council with William Penn.

Lapowinsa photo Lapowinsa01_zpsdbc547cd.jpg

Shown above is a portrait of Lenape Chief Lapowinsa.

In 1755, the Delaware raided the Christian Indian Mission at Gnadenhutten, Pennsylvania. They burned it to the ground and killed several Moravian missionaries. The Indian converts – Mohican and Delaware – escaped. The surviving Indians left the area and established a new settlement in southern Ontario, Canada. Eventually they became known as the Moravian of the Thames and currently have their own reserve.

In 1799, Little Turkey advocated to the Cherokee council in Georgia that it permit Moravian missionaries to establish a school within the nation.  In 1801, the Moravians established a mission among the Cherokee. In the 1830s, when the Cherokee were forced to move to Oklahoma, the Moravians moved with them. The Moravian mission to the Cherokee remained active until the end of the Civil War in 1865. The mission was then transferred to the Danish Lutheran Church and has continued as the Oaks Mission School.

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Mary Magdalene Rosamond (born Wieneke), 1881 – 1972

Mary Magdalene Rosamond (born Wieneke) was born on month day 1881, at birth place, Iowa, to Johann Conrad Wieneke and Marianne Wieneke (born Heil).
Johann was born on July 14 1827, in Bornholte, Gütersloh, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.
Marianne was born in October 1851, in Illinois, USA.
Mary had 6 siblings: Anna Maria Becker (born Wieneke), Elizabeth Schulte (born Wieneke) and 4 other siblings.
Mary married Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond.
Frank was born on December 18 1881, in Montana, USA.
They had 4 children: Bertha May “Bonnie” Ashton (born Rosamond) and 3 other children.
Mary passed away on month day 1972, at age 91 at death place, California.

http://www.briarcliff.edu/

Heinrich WIENEKE
1798 – 7 Mar 1890
BIRTH: 1798, Deu
DEATH: 7 Mar 1890, Iowa, USA
Family 1 : Anna Katharina KLEINSCHALAU
+Johann Conrad WIENEKE
+Anna Maria WIENEKE
+Johann (John) WIENEKE
Heinrich WIENEKE
+Margaretta WIENEKE
+Heinrich (Henry) WIENEKE
+Elizabeth (Lizzie) WIENEKE
+Christoph Johann WIENEKE
+Anna Mary Catharine WIENEKE

Johann Conrad WIENEKE
14 Jul 1827 – 2 Nov 1905
BIRTH: 14 Jul 1827, Deu
DEATH: 2 Nov 1905
Father: Heinrich WIENEKE Mother: Anna Katharina KLEINSCHALAU Family
1 : Mary HEIL
MARRIAGE: 14 Apr 1968
+Anna WIENEKE
+Elizabeth (Lizzie) WIENEKE
+Conrad Ferdinand WIENEKE
+Mary WIENEKE
Bertha WIENEKE
+Eutrophia Maude WIENEKE
__ _Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ __–Johann Conrad WIENEKE ___Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _ __

http://www.andreaswieneke.de/family/d0001/g0000098.html

Mary WIENEKE
____ – ____
Father: Johann Conrad WIENEKE Mother: Mary HEIL Family 1 : Frank
ROSAMUND
June ROSAMUND
+Bertha Mae ROSAMUND
+Rosemary ROSAMUND
+Lillian ROSAMUND
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann Conrad WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–Mary WIENEKE
_______________________________Mary HEIL _____________
______________________________

Philophena (Sister Mary Callista OSF) WIENEKE
14 Apr 1865 – 12 Aug 1960
BIRTH: 14 Apr 1865
DEATH: 12 Aug 1960
Father: Johann (John) WIENEKE Mother: Elizabeth BRECHT
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann (John) WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–Philophena (Sister Mary Callista OSF)
WIENEKE _______________________________Elizabeth BRECHT ______
______________________________

http://www.andreaswieneke.de/family/d0001/g0000000.html

Rosa E. (Sister Mary WIENEKE (Petronela OSF))
13 Apr 1867 – 4 Jun 1967
TITLE: Petronela OSF)
BIRTH: 13 Apr 1867
DEATH: 4 Jun 1967
Father: Johann (John) WIENEKE Mother: Elizabeth BRECHT
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann (John) WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–Rosa E. (Sister Mary WIENEKE
_______________________________Elizabeth BRECHT ______
______________________________

John Charles (Father John) WIENEKE
1878 – 1954
BIRTH: 1878
DEATH: 1954
Father: Johann (John) WIENEKE Mother: Elizabeth BRECHT
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann (John) WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–John Charles (Father John) WIENEKE
_______________________________Elizabeth BRECHT ______
______________________________

Mary (Mother Domenica) WIENEKE
12 Aug 1860 – 1959
BIRTH: 12 Aug 1860
DEATH: 1959
Father: Johann (John) WIENEKE Mother: Elizabeth BRECHT
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann (John) WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–Mary (Mother Domenica) WIENEKE
_______________________________Elizabeth BRECHT ______
______________________________

Eutrophia Maude WIENEKE
____ – ____
Father: Johann Conrad WIENEKE Mother: Mary HEIL Family 1 : John
KELLY
John (Bobby) KELLY
+Harold KELLY
_Heinrich WIENEKE ____________ _Johann Conrad WIENEKE _ _Anna
Katharina KLEINSCHALAU _–Eutrophia Maude WIENEKE
_______________________________Mary HEIL _____________
______________________________
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Bonding With The Sisterhood

Above is a photo of the Wieneke farm in Iowa. Here Sisters of the Order of Saint Francis were grounded in America after they were forced to flee Germany due to Bismark’s Kulturkampf.  This is a story of how a religious order was helped by an American family who had immigrated from Germany fifty years before. The Wieneke family was given credit for preparing the way for Saint Francis, and, Jesus Christ. They were seen as Saints.

Last night I read this book again, online. I was hoping John Stark would have posted the rest of the book on ancestry.com. He has not. I tried to get him to give this book to the Sister’ of Briarcliff. John said the book contained accounts that ranged “from the reidulous to the sublime”. You are going to have to cut and past this to url.

file:///C:/Users/jongr/Downloads/Mother%20Mary%20Dominica.pdf

Phillipine was a muse to an artist. Her brother studied at Louvain. There is a missing chapter on the “Family Grotto”. I suspect there were sightings here. Please, John, publish the rest of this book!

 

Members of the Wieneke came in close contact with the Order of Saint Francis that was forced to flee Germany. It appears they were The Keepers of The Miriam Cult. They wanted to spread the Devotion of Mary in America. The Wieneke Family were chosen to be The Messengers. They spoke German in their homes, as did the Sisters. Below is Father John, and his three sisters born from the same womb. My mother wanted me to become a Franciscan Monk. Her mother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, said I was destined for the church. These are her cousins, and the sibings of Eutropia.

The name Philippine is a German. In German the meaning of the name Philippine is: loves horses.

There is a scene of the Wienekes taking the Sisters to church in their horse and wagon. This is the opening scene to a movie. I see the rolling hills of golden grass. The camera come closer in this Western secene, and everyone is speaking German. That John Kelly came home severely wonded in his fight with the secular evil in Germany, was very important. These Sisters knew their flock, and shen they did not hear from John and Eutropia, they sent an emisary to Ventura By The Sea. This is a Papal Emisary, as you shall read in my newspaper…………..Royal Rosamond Press.

My sisters awoke to see a Blue Angel standing at the foot of their bed. There was a High Mass held in the Wieneke home to honor the dying mother who had given birth to the first American Sisters of the Order of Saint Francis. The term “papal rank” is used.

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Theory of the maiden name of Maria Catharina, Nicholas’ wife

Map showing the land of Nicholas Silvius in relation to Nicholas Heil’s land

Emanuelsville Cemetery–Nicholas Heil and step-daughter’s headstone locations

John Nicholas Heil

Nov 14, 1741, John Nicholas Heil married Maria Margaretta Theisen, the daughter of Peter Theisen, a shoemaker in Meisenheim. Maria was born abt 1720, in nearby Medard. [Meil Hiles]

Their children:

John [b. 26 Dec. 1745]

Jonathan [1747?]

Mary Margaret [aft 1748?]

Susannah [b. 18 July 1753]

Mary Elizabeth [aft 1748?]
Catharine [Rinkenbach mentioned the taking of Catharine Hailin; Frontier Forts mentioned a child of Nicholas Heil was taken]

Public references to a daughter of Nicholas Heil

Rinkenbach’s list of Indian victims

“Jan. 1756       Catharina Hailin         Takin prisoner”

Another source, a list by Capt. Jacob Orndt of those killed and taken prisoner

[‘Cathrina Hailin Presoner’ at the top of page 314]

The entry in the Moravian diary for January 26, 1756:

“Specification of all the strangers, who are now living in Nazareth.

…From here have moved again:

…Joh. Nic. Heil, – – 2 sons and 3 daughters.  One daughter is probably killed by the Indians.”

 

        John [age 11]

        Jonathan [9]

        Mary Margaret [at most 8]

        Susannah [3]

        Mary Elizabeth [at most 8]

It would seem that any later accounts were based on this diary entry.  An entry from the diary of the Moravian Congregation at Nazareth tells that a daughter of Nicholas Heil was “Taken captive by Indians, presumed dead.”  I have seen no record of her body being found.  I am trying to find the source notes in my stack, but I do believe it also says she was 10 years old at the time.  I have found no other entries about Catharine Heil anywhere else. [Dan Tanzos]

A reference that may point to the return from captivity of Catharine Heil
23 September 1762:

“Guardians for 5 minor children of Nicholas Hyle

widow: Mary Margaret, now wife of Nicholas Leverman


5 children
:

John, over age 14…guardian Peter Dahl  [born 26 Dec 1745 so age 18] 

Jonathan, over age 14, guardian, step-father, Nicholas Leverman  [at least age 16] 

Mary Margaret, under age 14  [at least age 6-13] 

Susannah,           ”           ”   [b. 18 July 1753 so age 9] 

Mary Elizabeth   ”             ”   [at least age 6-13] 

guardian: for 3 younger children – Caspar Dahl”

  1. 70


22 December 1767
:

 

    “Estate of Nicholas Heil, Plainfield Twp, 170 acres –
report of inquest by Sheriff Peter Kachlein, Esq. on motion of Richard Peters. 

    6 children: John Heil, eldest son – accepted the land others not named.” 

 

John [born 1745 so age 22]

Jonathan

Mary Margaret [at least age 11-18]

Susannah [age 14]

Mary Elizabeth [at least age 11-18]

Maria Catharine [age 24 if born in 1743]

 

So between 1762 and 1767 the number of children mentioned in the Orphans Court records for the deceased Nicholas Heil increased from 5 to 6.  Due to the return of Catharine from captivity?

pages 141-142  page 145

Nicholas’ return from captivity

Before June 17, 1761

Nicholas Silvius and Maria Catharine marry:

By January 1766 tax period, Nicholas no longer appeared in the taxes as a single man.

First child, Barbara, born about 1768.

 

Catharine Silvius as a baptism sponsor of a Heil child:

Johannes [John] Heil married Maria Barbara (Silvius), sister of Nicholas Silvius.  Their fourth child:

#4. Maria Catharine HEIL was born on 16 Dec 1774 in Northampton Co., PA. She was baptized on 20 Jan 1775 in Evangelical Congregation (aka. Salem – Big Moore), Moore Twp., Northampton Co., PA.

The sponsor at the baptism of Maria Catharine Heil was Catharine Silvis-in (Silvius). (Records of Evangelical Congregation of Moorestown, Northampton Co., PA, Book R, pg. 1, Marx Room, Easton Public Library) 

 

(Note: On the same day, Jonathan Heil and his wife, Anna M., appeared as sponsors at the baptism of Maria Barbara Silvis, born 7 Dec 1774, daughter of Johannes and Anna  [Maria Barbara?] Silvis.)

The stroke of luck here is that Catharine Silvius is the lone sponsor.  Had her husband Nicholas been a sponsor as well, Catharine’s presence as a sponsor would have only suggested a possibility of her being a Heil and since Nicholas was the brother of the baby Catharine’s mother, it could have been that Catharine was only there as Nicholas’s wife.  But, Catharine was the lone sponsor.

So we now know that there was enough of a connection to the Heil family for Catharine Silvius to appear as a lone sponsor at the baptism of Maria Catharine Heil, and that Maria Catharine Silvius was important enough to be the child’s namesake.

Is there another Catharine Silvius who is not Nicholas’s wife who could possibly be the sponsor here? [Dan Tanzos]

Johan Nic. Heil’s story [from Mel Hiles]:

Nicholas Heil was Jonathan’s father.  The son of a linen weaver, Johann Nickel Heil (Nicholas) was born in Meisenheim Germany in Nov 1715 and baptized on Dec 2, 1715 in the Meisenheim Lutheran Church.  In Nov 14, 1741, he married Maria Margaretta Theisen, the daughter of Peter Theisen, a shoemaker in Meisenheim.  Maria was born abt 1720, in nearby Medard.

In 1742, Nicholas and Maria, arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship Robert and Alice and settled in Northampton County, Pa.  Arrival: Philadelphia, 24 Sep 1742.  The ship lists only Nicholas.

The Heil children and their spouses:

John m. Maria Barbara Silvius
Jonathan m. Anna Maria Silvius(1) Elizabeth(2)
Mary m. Martin Meier
Susanna m. Johann Frantz
Mary m. William Right [Wright]
Catharine [we now believe she married Nicholas Silvius]

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