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Schweinitz, Lewis David von (1780-1834), Moravian clergyman and botanist  

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Schweinitz, Lewis David von (13 February 1780–08 February 1834), Moravian clergyman and botanist, was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of Hans Christian Alexander von Schweinitz and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth de Watteville, who had come to Pennsylvania in 1770 from Saxony. The elder Schweinitz, who administered the property belonging to the church, was a baron from an ancient family in Silesia; his wife was the daughter of Baron (later Bishop) John de Watteville and granddaughter of ...