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religious leader

Henry Antes, religious leader. famous religious leaders including Nicholas Zinzendorf, Augustus Spangenberg, George Whitefield and Henry Muhlenberg. member Reformed Church, Falkner Swamp, Pennsylvania, became lay preacher.

Background

Henry Antes emigrated with his father's family to Pennsylvania Colony about 1720, and built a paper mill on the Wissahickon near Philadelphia.

Career

The name “Antes” is a Greek paraphrase of the German “Blume,” adopted as a disguise during persecutions of 1620. He was one of the founders of Bethlehem. The house he designed and built in 1736 was used as the first multicultural school during the colonial period, is now the residence of the Goshenhoppen Historians, Inc.

Achievements

  • Famous religious leaders including Nicholas Zinzendorf, Augustus Spangenberg, George Whitefield and Henry Muhlenberg.

Membership

Member Reformed Church, Falkner Swamp, Pennsylvania, became lay preacher.

Connections

Married Christina Elizabeth De Wees, 1726, 11 children including Philip Frederick, Ann Margaret.

father:
Philip Frederick

mother:
Anna Antes

spouse:
Christina Elizabeth De Wees