Army Center of Military History, retrieved online October 6, 2018. On March 11, 1752, the Assembly finally approved the petition and Governor James Hamilton signed the bill. George Washington and Conrad Weiser were close friends. Berks County, carved from parts of Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Chester Counties, had a 12,000 population in 1752. As early as 1744, a reformed congregation known as the High Dutch was organized on what is now the site of Dunkels Church. Berks furnished many Civil War heroes: David Murtrie Gregg and his cavalry had a major role in the victory at Gettysburg; Henry Weidensauk of Morgantown, enlisted at fourteen years of age, and after three years of gallantry on many battlefields found himself a prisoner at Libby Prison when he was only seventeen, the youngest veteran soldier of the Union armies; Herbey Herman, Elsworth E.
Medical Profession of Berks County. The Old Order Mennonites in the area belong to the and use the as transportation. One Berks soldier was killed in battle; four died from wounds and twenty-two from sickness. Specifically, this led to the extensive colletion of biographies included in the second volume of the two volume book. His grandson Abraham was killed by the Indians in 1784. You can search online for Berks County.
A second ridge, South Mountain, is separated from the Blue Mountain by twenty miles at some spots. When Martin Van Buren was president, he visited Reading. During the days when the Penn's were in power, the Quakers were the leaders, as were all the English before the Revolution. Change had come……Washington Township met the challenge! Mexican War Cause of the War--Reading Artillerists Departure for Mexico--Participation in War--Battles Engaged In--Return of Artillerists--Brilliant Reception. In 1701 Andrew Rudman led the first Swedish settlers here. The new established line dissatisfied the Indians who blamed Marshall. In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now.
It was loosened with picks, loaded on great wagons, and hauled to the nearest furnace. The Annals updates the 1886 History of Berks County, Pennsylvania by Morton Montgomery. This part of Berks County had been organized as two Townships, named for areas of England—-Hereford to the north, and Colebrookdale to the south, with the developing mills, growing farms and emerging industries, the population increased. The first blast furnaces in America were built along Berks streams. Angelina Christ, Catharine Christ, Mrs. At fifteen, Conrad returned to his father in New York.
Reading troops landed at Guanica, Puerto Rico, under cover of bombardment by the American fleet, but peace was declared before enemy fire began. Sheep wool and the fur from wild animals furnished the material and Reading became the center of America's wool felt hat industry. From that page, select the link that will take you to a biography that mentions that particular individual. After many years of effort, the Berks County Historical Society raised sufficient funds to purchase Weiser's farm near Womelsdorf which has been laid out as the Conrad Weiser Memorial Park. The great uprising of the Indians about 1754 is known as the French and Indian War. As you will see, the type of information that is included varied from entry to entry. Some persecuted German Mennonites had already founded Germantown.
History of Berks County, Pennsylvania Source: J. Who would have thought history could be so interesting? The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. While Reading itself is heavily Democratic, the rural areas are strongly Republican. The median age was 39. They came to America primarily from the German Province of Pfalz or Palatinate. General History of Pennsylvania Early Settlers Dutch, Swedes. Montgomery in two volumes and published by J.
After a mad dash through the forest, the soldiers succeeded in routing the Indians and saving the whites. The county lies in the lower central portion of the North Temperate zone between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and is intersected by 76 degrees west longitude. Legend has it that some Indian orphans were housed in an orphanage and the Scotch-Irish, still enraged against their enemies, were restrained with great difficulty from burning the orphanage and killing the children. Physical Geography of Berks County. The leader of these raids was Tedyuscung, a Delaware chieftain filled with revenge. He also built the first hotel, was a keen business man, and acquired much land from the Indians.
Introduction to the Morton Montgomery Project Introduction to the Morton Montgomery Project In 1909, Morton Montgomery composed the Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania. It was named after the English county in which 's family home lay - , which is often abbreviated to Berks. Published by the Reading Herald, 1909 80 pages. Also at this site was an old stone cabin that was used by Adam Stein as a warehouse for the distillery. Selection of Town Site--Town laid out-Lots sold at Public Sale--First Patentees--Ground Rent--List of Taxables, 1759-- District of Reading Erected--Churches--Schools--Public Buildings--Markets and Fairs, Charter to Reading for Them--Citizens against Change of Government--Early Innkeepers--Early Occupations--Rainbow Fire Company--No Newspapers nor internal Improvements--Fuel, Light and Entertainments--Hunting and Fishing--Indian Invasion-Revolution--Prominent Men--Pound Sterling--Old Style to New Style. When foundations were dug at certain spots in the town, Indian relics were uncovered. The Barto Post Office begins to serve three rural routes for home delivery, the Mountain Telephone company was started by Harvey Kemp, three automobile dealerships started in the Township.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on in , ,. Census of Berks County Early Population of State-Rate of Increase of Population--Census Table of County, 1790 to 1880--Census of Villages, 1880--Table of Houses, Farms, etc. This 1333 page book with a two hundred page index gives great biographical information on the people living in the area from the early 1700s to 1886. Early Medical History--Introduction of Medical Practice into Berks County--Biographical Sketches--Medical Faculty of Berks County--Medical Society of Berks County--Pathological Society--Reading Medical Association--Homoeopathy--Early History of Homoeopathy in Berks County--Hahnemann Medical Society--Biographical Sketches of Homoeopathists--Medical Registry-Dentistry. There were 154,356 households out of which 33. Replanning Reading: An Industrial City of a Hundred Thousand Prefatory Note: This report, undertaken by John Nolen at the invitation of the Civic Association of Reading, is the result of a study of some of the problems connected with the growth of the city. The city also entertained at various times Washington; Hamilton; Franklin; Stephen Douglass, Governor William Bigler; General Scott, the man who conquered Mexico; John Penn, son of William Penn; and Theodore Roosevelt.
Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. Revolution and Independence Revolution-Stamp Duty-Patriotic Spirit at Reading--Various Committees chosen--Battle at Lexington awakens County--Companies from Berks County--Conscientious Scruples against War--Tory Feeling in County--English Prisoners at Reading--Associators--Brigadier-General Elected--Quota of County Exceeded--Patriotism of Joseph Hiester--Battle of Long Island--Deserters--Hessian Prisoners--Hessian Camp Surprised--Hessian Officer Drowned--Militia Refuse to March--Militia Returns of County--Army Supplies--Affairs at Reading in 1777--Conway Cabal-Duel at Reading--Independence Won and Peace Declared--Revolutionary Survivers-Continental Paper Money. First Edition In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. The series is incomplete: in the first book of the series Our Oriental Heritage, which covers the history of the East through 1933 , Mr. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.