The Salzburger Saga
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The Salzburger Saga

Religious Exiles and Other Germans Along the Savannah

Title Details

Pages: 238

Illustrations: 21 b&w photos and illus.

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 02/28/2012

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4015-9

List Price: $29.95


Pub Date: 11/15/2018

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5582-5

List Price: $104.95

The Salzburger Saga

Religious Exiles and Other Germans Along the Savannah

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  • Description
In 1731, the archbishop of Salzburg expelled twenty thousand Protestants who refused to abjure their religion. Three hundred of these emigrants accepted the invitation of the Georgia Trustees to settle in their new colony. The first Salzburger transport arrived in 1734 and was followed during the next seven years by three more. The Salzburgers names their colony Ebenezer. Based mainly on detailed journals and letters written by the Salzburgers’ pastor, Johann Martin Boltzius, this work describes the expulsion of the Salzburger emigrants, their journey to Georgia, the hardships they endured, and their eventual success in cattle raising, agriculture, lumbering, and silk culture and also includes details of the Swiss, Palatines, and Württembergers who joined them. Appended is a composite list of Ebenezer’s inhabitants in High German forms to facilitate genealogical research in European archives and correct errors in the version published by the Ebenezer Church.

About the Author/Editor

GEORGE FENWICK JONES is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Maryland. He is the author of The Salzburger Saga; Religious Exiles and Other Germans Along the Savannah (Georgia) and the general editor and translator of sixteen volumes of the Detailed Reports of the Salzburger Emigrants Who Settled in America (Georgia).