David Nitschmann (1696-5 October 1772), chief bishop of the Moravian Brethren, was consecrated on 13 March 1735, in Berlin, Germany, in the home of the court chaplain Daniel Ernst Jablonski. He undertook many trips to America in the service of the Brethren. In this way he came to Amsterdam, where he became the friend of Johannes Deknatel, the pietistic Mennonite preacher. In 1738, while he and Count Zinzendorf were staying in the Rönneburg Castle near Budingen, Hesse, he wrote a letter to Deknatel dated 19 June 1738. He also wrote a second letter to Deknatel from Pennsylvania, dated 3 January 1741.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 264.
Mennonitische Blätter (1858): 32.
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