|Title:||Hilderich Rosenberg Papers|
|Language of Material:||German|
|Location:||Moravian Church Archives|
|Alternate View:||View Moravian Archives Finding Aid|
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.
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.
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.
Palmyra Church Register; Georg Frank Papers