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Burial place of Harmonist Society, 1805-15. Graves were not marked. The stone wall was built in 1869, after the Harmonists had returned from Indiana and settled at "Old Economy," in Beaver County.
Founded by Baron Dettmar Basse in 1802. Named for his daughter Zelie. On the hill overlooking the town, hebuilt Bassenheim, a palatial wooden "castle," which burned in 1842.
Church organized 1816 by Abraham Ziegler, purchaser of the Harmonist property. The Reverend John Boyer was the first pastor. Present stone church built 1825.
First home of Harmony Society, founded 1804, by George Rapp and German followers. In 1814 moved to New Harmony, Indiana, and settled at Economy in present Ambridge, Beaver County, in 1825.