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Salzburgers in Georgia
November 27, 1733 Salzburgers arrive in Rotterdam
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December 15, 1733 Trustees approve assisting the Salzburgers move to the colony of Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 21, 1733 Salzburgers arrive in Dover and find the Trustees willing to help with the expense of sailing to Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
January 8, 1734 Salzburgers set sail for Georgia in the ship Purysburg
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 7, 1734 Salzburgers arrive in Charleston, where they are personally greeted by James Oglethorpe
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 12, 1734 First group of Salzburgers arrive in Savannah, aboard the Purysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 17, 1734 The site of the Salzburger settlement (Ebenezer) is selected
  Salzburgers in Georgia
May 12, 1734 Salzburgers hold a thanksgiving service in their new chapel, first building completed in the town of Ebenezer.
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December 27, 1734 The ship Prince of Wales arrives in Savannah. On board are James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others who visited England, and Salzburgers who are moving to Georgia. The Salzburgers are directed by Oglethorpe to Ebenezer.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
  Tomochichi's trip to England
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April 12, 1741 Rev. Johann Martin Bolzius held two services for the Salzburgers
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Salzburg, on the border of Austria and Germany, was a town torn by religious strife between Catholics and Lutherans. As early as 1732 the Lutherans were recruited to join the English in Georgia. The success of the recruitment was because of the anti-Lutheran movement, which began in 1731. More than 20,000 of these followers of Martin Luther were forced to leave Austria. <



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