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#1 Jun-13-2015 09:27:pm

belleville
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What is Halehaketopia town?

If you please, what Moravian town in 1778 in what is now Ohio was called Halehaketopia? I suspect it may have been Schoenbrunn?? Asking as I would like an answer to the question. Found it on an old document and have not seen it before. "Halehaketopoi (or might end in ai?) & Kenhaudenhead (Gnadenhutten) removed to Lichnaue (Lichtenau)". Listed under "Christianized Indians - Delaware, Monsys". Schoenbrunn seems to be the obvious answer, but unable to confirm it!

Can someone please help with the answer.

Doc S.

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#2 Jun-14-2015 07:45:am

sschkaak
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Re: What is Halehaketopia town?

Wow, Doc!  Those are some major distortions of the originals.  Your guess is almost certainly correct, though.  Halehaketopia was Welhik Thuppeck.  That's "Beautiful Spring" in Lenape--just as Schoenbrunn is "Beautiful Spring" in German.  (That's Spring, as in "water well," of course--not the season.)

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