1715–1760

No­vem­ber 24, 1715, Kun­ne­wald (near Ful­nek), Mo­ra­via.

May 21, 1760, Herrn­hut, Mo­ra­via.

Herrn­hut, Mo­ra­via.

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Anna was the sis­ter of hym­nist Jo­hann Nitsch­mann.

She be­came a Un­i­ty-El­der of the Mo­ra­vi­ans in 1730, and joined with An­na Dober in found­ing the Jung­frau­en­bund of the un­mar­ried sis­ters at Herrn­hut.

In 1737, she became a com­pan­ion to Zin­zen­dorf’s daugh­ter, the Count­ess Be­nig­na, and ac­com­pa­nied her in 1737 to Eng­land. In the sum­mer of 1740, she went with her fa­ther, Da­vid Nitsch­mann, to Am­er­i­ca, ar­riv­ing in Penn­syl­van­ia in De­cem­ber 1740.

After the ar­riv­al of Zin­zen­dorf and the Count­ess Be­nig­na in 1741, she joined them in work among the In­di­ans, re­turn­ing to Ger­ma­ny in 1743. Af­ter the death of his first wife, Zin­zen­dorf mar­ried An­na at Ber­thels­dorf in 1757.

  1. Ich bin das arme Würm­lein dein
    • My Sav­ior, That I With­out Thee
  2. Mein Kö­nig deine Liebe