John Christian Frederick Heyer Historical

John Christian Frederick Heyer Historical (HM1TZY)

Location: Friedens, PA 15541 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.029', W 78° 59.809'

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In 1842 Father Heyer became the first American Missionary to India, establishing schools and churches and ministering to women and those outside the caste system. In the US, he traveled extensively in Pa. and the Midwest organizing congregations. He was instrumental in founding Gettysburg College and the nation's first Lutheran theological seminary at Gettysburg. A resident of Friedens, he was pastor and is buried here.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 670871 N 4435282
Decimal Degrees40.05048333, -78.99681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.029', W 78° 59.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 1.74" N, 78° 59' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Beaver Dam Rd, Friedens PA 15541, US
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