Quote from Moravian Brother George Hantsch's missionary diary
Monday, June 27, 1748
We...went to Christian Marti's in Manor Land also a preacher. There we were warmly welcomed but we stayed only a short while. He is a dear man and deeply sensitive. He was concerned for his soul. We testified to him about the sinners friend: the one who so eagerly draws them to himself if only they will recognize their misery and wretchedness. His wife and children also were eager to hear our message. Our time with them was well spent.
Tuesday, July 12, 1748
Visited David Marti, also his brother Heinrich Marti who was with him at the time, but lives two miles from this place. With him also was their father, still living, an old man of 79 years. Our visit with these folk went quite well. They could tolerate us and understand us. Especially were the old man and his son David loving toward us. But Heinrich was only out for a good disputation.
(Meeting took place in Peter Martin log cabin, built by pioneer David Martin)
Jacob Weber's widow - "did not stay there long- we did not feel quite at home to do so, yet she showed herself friendly"
Heinrich Weber's widow- "visit did not seem so acceptable to her"
George Weber- "showed himself friendly to us"
Jacob Sensenich- "busy in harvest field, but showed himself friendly"
Christian Sensenig- "very friendly to us....we could talk quite reasonably with him"