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Family House 1758

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Family House 1758 Marker
Inscription. The Moravians in Bethabara used a "choir" system, which assigned each member of the congregation to a group according to age, sex and marital status. Nevertheless, the importance of the individual family remained a vital part of community life. As families came to the village in the early years, homes were provided for them.

"Br. and Sr. Rogers and Br. and Sr. Jacob Loesch moved into their new houses."
Bethabara Diary, October 14, 1758.

"...Our Christmas joy was increased when Sr. Anna Loesch gave birth to a little son, who before supper, in a meeting of communicants, who all acted as sponsors, was baptised...and received the name Johann Christian."
Bethabara Diary, December 25, 1758.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.31′ N, 80° 17.87′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gemeinhaus 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Bell House (a few steps
Family House 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Family House 1758 Marker
from this marker); Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Congregation Kitchen 1766 (a few steps from this marker); Pottery Shop 1755 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63 (a few steps from this marker); Vorsteher's House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Flour Bin 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Family House 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Family House 1758 Marker
 
 
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