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To: vladimir998

They’re Swiss? What a coincidence, I have some Swiss ancestry too. Not Catholic, though. Moravian, from Canton Basel. Fled persecution, went more or less underground for decades on the estate of a sympathetic Count, eventually forced out there too, fled to Rotterdam, boarded a ship for the colony of Pennsylvania, then walked to North Carolina, arriving in 1753. Still here.


31 posted on 03/30/2013 5:33:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

You wrote:

“They’re Swiss? What a coincidence, I have some Swiss ancestry too. Not Catholic, though.”

No, they were Catholic. Then they became something else.

“Moravian, from Canton Basel. Fled persecution, went more or less underground for decades on the estate of a sympathetic Count, eventually forced out there too, fled to Rotterdam, boarded a ship for the colony of Pennsylvania, then walked to North Carolina, arriving in 1753. Still here.”

It’s a shame they never discovered the truth. To suffer for a falsehood like Protestant sectarianism is so unnecessary and wasteful. If the Moravians had anything good, they started to lose it long before the time of Mary Matz.


32 posted on 03/30/2013 5:46:41 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: RegulatorCountry
I have some Swiss ancestry too. Not Catholic, though. Moravian, from Canton Basel

well, their ancestors were Catholic...

54 posted on 03/31/2013 12:48:02 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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