Johann Adam Gruber was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, in 1693, the only son of Eberhard Ludwig Gruber, founder of the Community of True Inspiration. Gruber underwent a thirty-seven -month period during his early twenties during which he was inspired to deliver over eight hundred testimonies. These included his “24 Rules Forming the Basis of the Faith of the Community of Pure Inspiration” is still read and discussed in Amana Church. A poet and lyricist, he along with his wife migrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1726, where he lived until his death in 1763.
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