Nitschmann, John

Nitschmann, John a bishop of the Moravian Church (q.v.), was born at Schinau, in Moravia, in 1703. In 1723 he fled to Herrnhut, in Saxony, and took an active part in the renewal of the Church. He was consecrated to the episcopal office in 1741, and labored chiefly in America, 1749-1751; England, 17511757; Middle Germany, 1757-1769; and Holland, 1769 to the time of his death, May 6,.1772. He was distinguished by his great simplicity and sound judgment. He had the gift of ruling the Church. As a preacher he was very popular. (E. DE S.)

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