1740–1811

March 24, 1740, Frederick, Penn­syl­van­ia.

De­cem­ber 17, 1811, Bristol, Eng­land.

The site of the Mo­ra­vi­an church Antes attended, and its adjoining burial ground, were redeveloped some years ago. The building itself disappeared long before that. The location of Antes’ body is known only to God.

Antes was a Mo­ra­vi­an minister and missionary, a watchmaker by profession. In 1764, he was called to service at Herrn­hut, Sax­ony, international headquarters of the Mo­ra­vi­ans. He was ordained in 1769, and spent the next 12 years in Egypt as the first Amer­i­can missionary there. In 1781, he left for two years in Ger­ma­ny before settling in Ful­neck, Eng­land.

  1. Monkland

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