Martin Kaercher Jr.

Martin Kaercher Jr. (HM2LUJ)

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N 40° 33.278', W 75° 58.768'

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To the memory of
Martin Kaercher Jr.
Founder of Hamburg
Martin Kaercher Sr., born in Germany in 1718, emigrated to Berks County in 1738. On Dec. 23, 1772 he acquired 'a certain tract of land called Hamburg' embracing 250 acres of a London land warrant of 1732. On Jan. 23, 1779 his son Martin Jr. bought it for £2500, laid out the town and sold the first lots on Dec 1, 1779. Martin Jr's birth, death and resting place are not recorded. His father died in 1787 and is buried on yonder cemetery in land given by them for church purposes.
Unveiled Centennial Sunday
August 1 A.D. 1937
Borough Incorporated
April 3, 1837
Year Placed1937
Placed ByBorough of Hamburg
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Date Added Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 417072 N 4489779
Decimal Degrees40.55463333, -75.97946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.278', W 75° 58.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 16.68" N, 75° 58' 46.08" W
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