bullet Paintings - John Ettwein

John Ettwein (1721-1802) and his wife came to America in 1754. Their portraits were painted by a fellow traveler, John Valentine Haidt, supposedly during the voyages.

During the Revolutionary War, Ettwein was the chief spokesman to the Continental Congress and other officials on behalf of the Moravians in Pennsylvania. He was consecrated a Bishop in 1784, and became head of the governing board of the Moravian Church in America.


John Valentine Haidt, John Ettwein, 1754, oil on canvas, 25 in x 17.5 in,
Moravian Historical Society
, Nazareth, Pa.

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Updated: 17 August 2005

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