It’s early morning on Christmas Eve in the town of Economy, Pennsylvania. The year is 1828. Twenty-​seven-​year-​old Catharina Langenbacher awakens to the five o’clock gong of the grandfather clock in the sitting room downstairs. By the time she clambers down the crude staircase, her widowed mother is preparing breakfast. Catharina’s 35-​year-​old brother, Romelius,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Seeking spiritual perfection for eternity, the Harmonists built an economic miracle for a century
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