Why did the Salzburgers move from their first settlement?
The Salzburger emigrants were a group of German-speaking Protestant refugees from the Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg (now in present-day Austria) who immigrated to the Georgia colony in 1734 to escape religious persecution.
Why did the Salzburgers settle in Georgia?
They were Protestants in a Catholic country. The Catholics told them they would have to give up their religion or their country. Abandoning their country, they traveled to the New World to escape religious persecution. Here in Georgia they were able to practice their Protestant faith – Lutheran.
Why were the Highland Scots brought to Georgia?
Between 1735 and 1748, hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the coast of Georgia to settle and protect the new British colony.
Where did the Salzburgers settle in the US?
Sixteen thousand went to East Prussia, two hundred to Holland, three hundred to the United States of America, Georgia, and three thousand five hundred settled in various places. In 1732, the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia sent an invitation to the Salzburgers to settle in the new colony in America.
When did the Salzburger emigrants come to Georgia?
Salzburger emigrants. The Salzburger emigrants were a group of German-speaking Protestant refugees from the Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg (now in present-day Austria) who immigrated to the Georgia colony in 1734 to escape religious persecution.
When did the Salzburgs land in Savannah GA?
As Purysburg continued its trip down the coast to Georgia, 11-12. March 1734, the ship ran aground on a sandbank, raising fears of a shipwreck. Finally, on March 12, 1734, the first Salzburgers landed at Savannah. General James Oglethorpe and the townspeople welcomed the Salzburgers.
King Frederik William I personally greeted the first group of immigrants and sang Protestant hymns with them. Over 30,000 Salzburgers emigrated as a result of the expulsion order, most of them settling in East Prussia.
On this episode of Georgia Stories; Amy Lebey, the Salzburger historian, tells why Lutherans moved from Salzburg, Austria to the Georgia colony in the 1700s….