271Re: Lutheran church/Moravian mission
- Feb 4 7:58 AM--- In BroadBayMEGen@yahoogroups.com, "Jeanne Martin-Chown"
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From: "Jeanne maineancestry" <jeanne@...>
To: "BroadBayMEGen" <BroadBayMEGen@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:59 PM
Subject: Lutheran church/Moravian mission
Hello, all! I have been in touch with descendants of Seiders from
county who have gone to other parts of the country. Could anyone
help them by supplying the exact location of the old Moravian
the old Lutheran church that was on the site next to it? Years
ago I was
with a group who went into the woods (now on private land) and saw
remaining gravestones (Conrad and Elizabeth Seiders) from the
existed prior to the relocation of the church. Was that route
would like to be of more help to these people, and it would be
good for my
own records, too, than to only be able to say "somewhere in the
Waldoboro"! Any help very much appreciated! Thanks! - Jeanne
I think your geography is a little mixed up?
The Moravian Mission and the first location of the Lutheran church
locations are on the EAST side of the Medomak River, which is on
Route 220 South. This Lutheran church was shortly later
dissassembled and moved upstream and across the Medomak River to its
present location, off Route 32 South. All that remain at these two
old, original sites are the remnants of a handfull of shattered
gravestones; Those of a Godfried Feyler and the young girl,
Katharina Storer. There is no trace of any Moravian Mission, which
was on the next lot over today, next to the river.
Now, this Seider's Cemetery you talk about, is on the WEST side of
the Medomak River, on the Dutch Neck Road, off Route 32 South. Deed
research tells me that Conrad and Elizabeth were buried on their OWN
property. This property was NOT the location of any church. However,
Meeting House Cove was the location of an old church in the mid
1700's, yes, but that was on the next lot EAST from Conrad Seider's.
The exact location of this church and the old burying ground is
unknown, even today. One old gravestone reportedly retrieve from
here was taken to the present day German Church and has been on
display ever since.
I hope this makes things a little more clearer?
I have been to all four of these locations as late as one month ago.
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