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Titel: MUHLENBERG, The Journals of Henry Melchior ...
Verlag: Picton Press
0897251520 **New** 3 volume set, contents in unmarked EXCELLENT condition; ships USPS with delivery confirmation in US 9-1520red. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1092471
Inhaltsangabe: Vol 1, 752 pp; Vol 2, 816 pp, photo, plus Travel Diary of Henry Muhlenberg May 1-26, 1772 and July 20-August 17, 1773 trans by Helmut T. Lehmann AND John W. Kleiner (1982); Vol 3, 800 pp. Index. 1993 (1942). Considered the "Father of American Lutheranism", Mühlenberg came from Germany in 1742 as a missionary intending to bring the straying German immigrants back into the Lutheran fold. He spent the remaining 47 years of his life actively laying the foundation for the Lutheran Church, currently with 5.2 million members the 4th largest Protestant denomination in the US.
His journals are an incredible treasure trove for the genealogist, as he carefully recorded his pastoral acts, financial transactions, correspondence, etc, for his personal record (thus he includes subjective opinions, not recorded elsewhere, on people). Marriages, baptisms, funerals, and interactions with neighbors, friends and foes, Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike, are all described in great detail. There is a tremendous amount of data here. The diary is so fascinating you may find yourself reading it cover-to-cover before beginning your serious research!
These volumes are a must for all genealogists working in the fields of German ancestry, Pennsylvania and the eastern coast of the United States, for church historians, for individuals interested in the 18th century, and for all diary lovers and collectors!
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