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Salzburger settlement at Ebenezer typescript

Salzburger settlement at Ebenezer typescript

Descriptive Summary

Title: Salzburger settlement at Ebenezer typescript
Creator: United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration
Inclusive Dates: 1937
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1105
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"The Georgia Salzburgers, a group of German-speaking Protestant colonists, founded the town of Ebenezer in what is now Effingham County. Arriving in 1734, the group received support from King George II of England and the Georgia Trustees after being expelled from its home in the Catholic principality of Salzburg (in present-day Austria). The Salzburgers survived extreme hardships in both Europe and Georgia to establish a prosperous and culturally unique community."

For more information, see the article Salzburgers in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

A typescript of an English translation of "The Beginning of the Salzburger Settlement Ebenezer in Georgia." It was translated from German documents in the possession of the Georgia Salzburger Society, forwarded to them from Germany at the time of the Salzburger Bicentennial Celebration in Prussia. The facts contained herein were gathered largely from the diaries of Boltzius, Gronau, and others, published contemporaneously by Samuel Urlsperger, pastor of St. Ann's Church, Augsburg. The translation from German here presented was prepared by FERA (WPA) workers on a project under the direction of the Savannah Historical Research Association. Dated 14 September 1937, the typescript has the signature of Pearl R. Gnann, historian of the Ebenezer community.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Salzburger settlement at Ebenezer typescript, ms 1105. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Boltzius, Johann Martin, 1703-1765
Ebenezer (Effingham County, Ga.) -- History.
Gnann, Pearl Rahn, 1881-
Gronau, Israel Christian, -1745
Immigrants -- Georgia -- Ebenezer (Effingham County) -- History.
Immigrants' writings, German -- Georgia -- Ebenezer (Effingham County)
Salzburgers -- Georgia -- Ebenezer (Effingham County) -- History.
Savannah Historical Research Association
Urlsperger, Samuel, 1685-1772 -- Ausführliche nachricht von den saltzburgischen emigranten

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4Typescript, 1937