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The heirs of Wm. Penn
donated and deeded the lots to
Conrad Weiser and Isaac Levan,
The first church was built of logs.
Rev. Wm. Stoy, 1755, was the first pastor
Delegate to the
June 18, 1776.
Senior surgeon with
his two sons during the
Had charge of the
(See Berks Co. History,)
Aged 79 years.
This property has been
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Beautiful Building of
Dedicated to all who rest
in unmarked graves
One generation shall laud
thy works to another...
Under this chapel lie the remains of
[Roll of Burials]
The Pa. Dutch folk-culture is divided into two distinct elements: the "Plain" Dutch, who are in the minority, are the Amish & Mennonites: the "Gay" Dutch are, for the most part, Lutheran & Reformed.
The "Plain" Dutch are biblicists: they strictly…
In 1741, the Moravians, or the Unitas Fratrum, settled in Bethlehem Pa. Other settlements were founded in Lehigh, Northampton, & Lancaster Counties. Although they immigrated [from] Germany, & settled among other Germans in Pa., they never consider…
The Mennonites were named for Menno Simmons, a 16th century Dutch leader. They are descendants of the 16th century religious radicals who were known as Anabaptists. They wanted to reserve the rite of baptism for those adults who had made a con[s]c…
"Der licht macher" means light maker or candlemaker, who used beeswax or bayberry wax for his candles. Professional candlemakers were usually found in large towns & cities. The candlemaker hung a wick, with a small weight at the bottom from a piec…
Shortly after the American Revolution revivalism struck the American frontier & kindled a new, totally American institution, the camp meeting. Born on the Southern frontier, the camp meeting soon invaded the Pa. Dutch Country where it was known as…
New England Puritans celebrated their November Thanksgiving as a substitute for Christmas which was forbidden to them. Pa. Gay Dutch celebrated Christmas & had their own Thanksgiving called Harvest Home.
A cultural conflict resulted when New Engl…