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Beissel, Johann Conrad

Born: 1690 AD
Died: 1768 AD
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1690 – Johann Conrad Beissel was born on April in Eberbach in Germany.

1720 – He was immigrated to America.

1728 – He published a tract on his conviction that Saturday was the true Sabbath.

         – With his followers he established at Ephrata a semimonastic religious community that became well known in colonial times.

1732 – Founded the Ephrata Cloisters religious community in Pennsylvania.

         – He served as the community’s composer as well as spiritual leader.

1768 – Died on the 6th of July.

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