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The heirs of Wm. Penn donated and deeded the lots to Conrad Weiser and Isaac Levan, ————Trustees.———— The first church was built of logs. Rev. Wm. Stoy, 1755, was the first pastor Gov. Joseph…
Delegate to the Provincial Congress, June 18, 1776. Senior surgeon with his two sons during the Revolution. Had charge of the Valley Forge encampment. (See Berks Co. History,) Died 1787. Aged 79 years.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ————————————— Beautiful Building of D…
Dedicated to all who rest in unmarked graves One generation shall laud thy works to another... Psalm 145:4 ——————————— Under this chapel lie the remains of [Roll of Burials]
Revolutionary soldier, Congressman, Governor 1820-1823, lived in the Hiester Mansion. Now a part of the Berks County Welfare Farm.
A major 20th century American poet, Stevens was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his "Collected Poems" in 1955. Works such as "Bantams in Pinewoods," "Harmonium," and "The Auroras of Autumn" combined poetic language with serious philosophi…
Birthplace of the internationally acclaimed poet. He attended Reading's High School for Boys, Harvard College and New York University Law School and combined successful careers as an insurance company executive and award winning poet. In 1955 the …
Regarded best example of skew bridge in U.S. Designed by Richard Osborn for the P & R Railroad in 1857. Each course of the arch of 40 feet is laid in ellipsoidal curve, each stone properly curved. There is no keystone.
After Burgoyne's surrender, 1777, German mercenaries, mostly Hessian, were held prisoners at various places until end of war. Those brought to Reading, 1781, were encamped until 1783 in huts on the hillside a quarter-mile to the north.
President Lincoln's great-great grand-father Mordecai purchased Andrew Robeson's land and built the stone house that stands about 1 1/4 miles south of here in 1733. Mordecai Lincoln served as Justice of the Peace of Philadelphia County from 1733 t…