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Johann Kelpius, German mystic.

Background

Kelpius, Johann was born in 1673 in Schassburg, Transylvania, Germany. Son of Georg Kelp.

Education

Master of Arts, University Altdorf, Bavaria, 1689.

Career

Came to American as leader of German group waiting for the Millenium, 1694, established community at Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Diary of the Voyage to America. Inquisitio an Ethicus Ethnicus Aptus sit Christianae Juventutis Hodegus, 1690.

Connections

father:
Georg Kelp. Kelpius