A collection of material related to the
professional and personal lives of Moravian missionaries William Henry Weinland and Caroline
William Henry Weinland (1861-1930) was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1884 he
graduated from the Moravian College and Theological Seminary in Bethlehem and in March 1885
he married Caroline Yost. The same year the couple went to Bethel, Alaska to serve as
missionaries to the Alaskan Natives. When ill-health in the family forced them to return to
the United States, Weinland became pastor of the Moravian Church at Gracehill, Ohio from
1887 to 1889, until he was assigned to work among the Native Americans of Southern
California. The Weinlands devoted nearly forty years to missionary work among the Native
Americans, especially at the Morongo Indian Reservation near Banning, California.
29 Linear Feet
(26 boxes, 43 volumes, 2 oversize folders)
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