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1695/96, Dec 181772, Oct 8
with Johann Leonhard Dober, was one of the two first missionaries of the Moravian Brethren (Herrnhuter Brüder) in the West Indies in 1732, and the first Bishop of the Renewed Unitas Fratrum, the Moravian Church or Evangelische Brüdergemeine. In 1735 in Berlin, he was consecrated the first Bishop of the Renewed Unitas Fratrum, the Herrnhuter Brüder or Moravians by Daniel Ernst Jablonski, Grandson of John Amos Comenius, the last Bishop of the Ancient Unitas Fratrum. He landed at Philadelphia, in 1741 and was instrumental in the founding of Bethlehem, PA.
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03/13/1735-First U.S. Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany 
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