: Engraved plaque reading, "This tablet marks the birthplace of the first white child born in the Moravian Mission House at Gnadenhutten; John Lewis Roth born July 4 1773 died Sept 25 1841 Buried at Bath PA.; Erected by The Ohio Society Daughters of the American Colonists 1934."
John Lewis Roth is believed to be the first white child born in Ohio. Near New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County is a partial reconstruction of an 18th century Delaware Indian mission. The Ohio Historical Society acquired the property in 1923 and reconstructed the site from 1927 to 1930.
Today Gnadenhutten is marked by a 37-foot-high monument and a small museum, along with a reconstructed cabin and a cooper's shop. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B15F01_028 Subjects
: German Americans; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Delaware Tribe Places
: Gnadenhutten (Ohio); New Philadelphia (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)