Restored log cabin at Schoenbrunn   Save
Restored log cabin at Schoenbrunn
Description: Reverse reads: "Typical repair work. Authentic reconstruction of porch and installation of shake (hand rived shingles from native white oak) roof on Schebosch Cabin (Registration Cabin), Schoenbrunn State Memorial." The National Youth Administration (NYA) was made in the New Deal. Its purpose was to provide work for youth that were not in school. In 1772, David Zeisberger, a missionary of the Moravian Church, established the village of Schoenbrunn on the Tuscarawas River, near present-day New Philadelphia. The word Schoenbrunn means "beautiful spring" in German. The purpose of this community was to provide Moravian missionaries a place to teach Christianity to Native Americans residing in Ohio. At its greatest size, Schoenbrunn had a population of four hundred Christian natives, mostly Delaware Indians, and more than sixty buildings, including the first school and Christian church built in Ohio. During the American Revolution, facing harassment from both the English and the Ame View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B14F02_004_001
Subjects: Religion in Ohio; Churches; Schoenbrunn (Ohio); Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808; New Philadelphia (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project
Places: Tuscarawas County (Ohio); New Philadelphia (Ohio)