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.