North Carolina Moravian Settlers

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The Great Wagon Road
  • [1] Great Wagon Road
Moravian History
  • [2] An Introduction to the Moravian Church
  • [3] A Brief History of the Moravian Church
The Moravian Star
The Moravian Star was originally developed around 1850 in Niesky, East Germany. It began as an exercise in geometry at a boys' school. Fries Memorial Moravian Church: history, customs, recipes pg. 9

Moravian Settlements

  • The history of Winston-Salem recognizes six early Moravian Settlements. There is still a church in each of the six locations, and original cemeteries date back to the 1700's, however only three have remained small communities.
Old Salem

Records of the Moravians

Volumes 1-13

Research Resources

Moravian Publication

  • The Wachovia Moravian; between 1893-1970 the Moravian church had it's own publication. The collection is NOT searchable. However, there are marriages, deaths, guests to speak at the various churches, among many other names mentioned throughout.

Historical Society

North Carolina

UNC Digital Collections

One Name Studies

Purpose Statement

  • To recognize the founding members and their families of local Moravian communities and creating a way to identify them on their profiles. As well as provide a space with resources to help those trying to research their ancestors.
  • To identify profiles that are unsourced or unconnected and correctly connect them and give them biographies and proper sources.
  • To create free space pages for each of the six original Moravian settlements. Provide the history and research information for each settlement.
  • To create a list of correct surnames, not all Germans to N.C. were Moravians, and create a list of local cemeteries where most of the early Moravian settlers are buried.

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Moravian Seal
Moravian Seal

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Can you add me to be a profile manager of this space Page like I add you to my space profile page.
posted by [Living Barnett]
Sylvia Benton I put you on the trusted list of the following and made you the profile manager also.

This is what the project hopefully will be:

posted by [Living Barnett]
Sylvia, I have that whole book that Debi mentioned below. Plus I have a lot of relatives that were from that area and One name Adam Spach was the preacher and leader for the Moravians there also there were a lot of Romingers and others that I am related to thru my mom's side of the family that married into the Leonards that is my mom's surname Also a lot of them are buried in the Moravian cemetery also. I would like to be the leader for the Moravian Settlement and I could do all three of those tasks that you have listed. I started a free space project labeled Moravian Religious Movement that we could add here. We could be leaders , profile managers to this if it is okay with you. We could maybe get a badge for this also. Here is my link to my G2G with my free space project page:
posted by [Living Barnett]
Hi Sylvia,

A very long time ago I created an every name index for part of the "Old Salem Official Guidebook." The edition I had was missing the cover and first 13 pages, including the title and copyright page.

If you're interested in the index, I still have the original file. It is currently posted on my rootsweb site at

While that book is by no means a primary source, my hope was that a name index could make it more useful when looking for clues.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag