On this date, June 28, 1734, a religious group called the Schwenkfelders left Rotterdam headed to America. Originally they called themselves Confessors of the Glory of Christ. The were called this because of Casper Schweknfelders book Great Confession on the Glory of Christ. They later were known simply as Schwenkfelders. These individuals suffered prison in Europe. So in 1734, they left Europe and headed to America on what proved to be a hard voyage.
Schwenkfelders head to America