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Creation Date

8-9-2014

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The marker reads: "THE REV. JOHN MARTIN BOLZIUS THE REV. ISRAEL CHRISTIAN GRONAU 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 Saale, 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 on January 11, 1745, and was buried in this Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Bolzius died on November 19, 1765, at the age of 61 years and 11 months, and was buried in this Cemetery. 051 - 4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957" Top of sign: The Great Seal of Georgia – Georgia 1776 Constitution Justice Wisdom Moderation

Latitude, Longitude

32 deg 22' 25.80", 81 deg 10' 54.67"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Ebenezer (Ga.); New Ebenezer (Ga.); Cemeteries – Georgia – Effingham County; Historic markers – Georgia – Effingham County; Salzburger emigrants – Georgia

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