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The Rev. John Martin Bolzius -The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau

 
 
The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 27, 2010
1. The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery are buried the Rev. John Martin Bolzius and the Rev. Israel Christian Gronau, ministers who came to Georgia with the first company of Salzburgers. In March 1734, the Rev. Mr. Bolzius was Superintendent of the Latin Orphan House at Halle, on the Seale, and the Rev. Mr. Gronau was a tutor in the same institution, when the Salzburgers arrived in that city on their way to Georgia, in November, 1733. Both these good men gave up their positions at Halle in order to accompany the Salzburgers as their pastors.

Through all the trials and hardships of the early years of the Salzburger settlement in Georgia, these faithful ministers served them as pastors, teachers and friends, and the Colony as well as the community of Ebenezer, owed much to their efforts and instruction.

The Rev. Mr. Gronau died January 11, 1745, and was buried in this Cemetery.

The Rev. Mr. Bolzius died November 19, 1765, at the age of 61 years and 11 months, and was buried in this Cemetery.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.431′ N, 81° 10.911′ 
The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker
W. Marker is in Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ga 275, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. At Ebenezer near the Cemetery drivway , end of Ga 275. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (about 300 feet away); Old River Road (about 400 feet away); The Salzburgers (about 400 feet away); The Town of Ebenezer (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silk Culture at Ebenezer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rincon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Salzburgers. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Johann Martin Boltzius (1703-1765). New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker
Cemetery in the backround
The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau Marker
Seen along Ebenezer Rd. (SR 275)
Ebenezer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Ebenezer Cemetery
Monument to the Memory of the Salzburgers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
6. Monument to the Memory of the Salzburgers
Monument is in the Ebenezer cemetery.
Front view of the Salzburger Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Front view of the Salzburger Monument
To The Memory of the
Salzburgers
and their faithful pastors.
Rev. John Martin Bolzius
and Rev. Israel Christain Gronau
who for their faith in the doctrines of
Gods Word as taught in the Augsburg
confession were banished from their
homes in Austria, and settled in
Effingham Co. Geo. in 1734
Heb. 11 36-38.
Monument Back side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Monument Back side
In Memory Of
Rev. Herman H. Lembke
and
Rev. Christian Rabenhorst
successors to pastors Bolzius and Gronau during whose charge the present church ediface was erected.
The memory of the just is blest
Gravestone of original Salzburger settlers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
9. Gravestone of original Salzburger settlers
In Memory of John Ulrich Neidinger and Wife Members of Original Salzburger Settlement in Effington County 1734 and their Descendants
Jerusalem Lutheran Church, church of the Ebenezer Salzburgers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
10. Jerusalem Lutheran Church, church of the Ebenezer Salzburgers
Monument to the Memory of the Salzburgers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
11. Monument to the Memory of the Salzburgers
 
 
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