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Religious Records Research at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection


The Unity of the Brethern Church, often referred to as the Moravian Church, was founded during the 1400s in central Europe. Moravian missionaries moved into the Northwest Territory in the 1700s attempting to spread their message of salvation to all, including Native Americans. David Zeisberger and John Heckewelder were prominent Ohio missionaries, both of whom helped establish communities like Schoenbrunn and Gnadenhutten in what would become eastern Ohio during the 1770s. 

Below are lists of select archival and library materials related to the Moravian Church, available for research at the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Review the catalog links below, or explore our Online Collections Catalog using a specific church name or related search terms for more information [example search terms: "Moravian", "Moravians -- Ohio", "Moravians in Ohio", "Moravian Church", "Moravian Indians"].

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