Hidden Collections

Hilderich Rosenberg Papers


Archival Description

Title: Hilderich Rosenberg Papers
Dates: 1859-1877
Quantity: 4 folders
Identification: PP RoHi
Language of Material: German
Location: Moravian Church Archives
Alternate View: View Moravian Archives Finding Aid

Scope/Contents

Thirteen journals kept by Hilderich Rosenberg between 1859 and 1877. Also in the collection is a memoir written by Rosenberg for Brother Jens Bahne Tychsen in 1869, a journal with notes copied from other sources from 1867, and a piece of loose leaf paper with notes.


Biography/History

Hilderich Rosenberg was born in Löbau, Saxony, in January of 1826. He moved to the United States in 1850. He was involved with the Moravian Church in some capacity in Boston, Massachusettes and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His diaries document a life spent dedicated to the church and Christianity as a whole: most of his diaries are accounts of church services and other church events. He aided Rev. Phillip Henry Gapp during his establishment of an official Moravian church in Palmyra, New Jersey. Rosenberg stayed with the Palmyra congregation until his death in September of 1881.


Restrictions

unrestricted


Custodial History

The Hilderich Rosenberg Papers were donated to the archives within a larger collection given by Emma Frank, the grand-daughter of one of the original founders of the Palmyra Moravian Church, in April, 1971. At that time, the Rosenberg Papers stayed with the entire Frank collection. In the Summer of 2011, the Frank collection was reexamined by Erin Thorn, a Lehigh Student working on the CLIR grant. At that time, the Frank collection was broken into three pieces: the Hilderich Rosenberg Papers, the Georg Frank Papers, and an addition to the existing Palmyra Church Register collection.


Related Material

Palmyra Church Register; Georg Frank Papers


Records

Hilderich Rosenberg Papers
Records
1. Diaries of Hilderich Rosenberg
Date: 1859 - 1864
Physical Description: good
Scope/Content: Includes:
1.a Apr. 1859-Dec. 1, 1859.
1.b. Jan. 1, 1861-Sept 9, 1861.
1.c. Mar. 14, 1864-end 1864.
Note: Original accessioner numbered each item in the collection (inside front cover). These are the numbers that correspond to the finding aid.
2. Diaries of Hilderich Rosenberg
Date: 1866 - 1871
Physical Description: good
Scope/Content: Includes:
1.a. Jan 1, 1866-Sept. 16,1886.
1.b. Sept. 1886-Sept. 1887.
1.c. Sept. 1887-Apr 1868.
1.d. Sept. 1868-Apr 1869.
1.e. 4/1869-9/1869
1.f. 9/11/1869-8/14/1870
1.g. 8/17/1870-1/7/1871
Note: Original accessioner numbered each item in the collection (inside front cover). These are the numbers that correspond to the finding aid.
3. Diaries of Hilderich Rosenberg
Date: 1871 - 1877
Physical Description: good
Scope/Content: Includes:
1.a. Jan 1871- Jun 1871.
1.b. Jun 1873- Dec 1874.
1.c. Jan 1 1875-1877.
Note: Original accessioner numbered each item in the collection (inside front cover). These are the numbers that correspond to the finding aid.
4. Notes and memoirs by Hilderich Rosenberg
Date: 1867 - 1869
Physical Description: good
Scope/Content: Includes:
1. Notes copied from other sources, 1867.
2. Memoir of Jens Bahne Tychsen (1817-1869).
3. Note, undated.
Note: Original accessioner numbered each item in the collection (inside front cover). These are the numbers that correspond to the finding aid.