bullet Tschoop - aka Johnannes (d. 1746)

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August the 27th, new style, Saturday.

Johannes (also known as Tschoop), the first fruit of the Mahican Indians from Shekomeko. He was baptized in Jesus’ death by Brother Rauch on April 16, 1742 in Shekomeko. He was a helper and a teacher of the Heathens. He came in August 1745 to Bethlehem and stayed there in the Congregation. In August 1746, he became sick with smallpox and left his earthly tabernacle blessedly and happily as a man of God and went home to his Redeemer. The next day, he was buried at our Peaceful Mountain. His people wept much for him.

For further reading, see Tschoop: The Converted Indian Chief.


Transcription and translation by Rachel Wheeler.

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