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Catherine Hanson

 
 
Catherine Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. Catherine Hanson Marker
Inscription. This fountain is to the memory of Catherine Hanson. Daughter of Andrew Hanson, died October 28, 1646 at 8 years of age and was the first white body to be laid away in the soil of the Swedish Colony, which is now Pennsylvania.
 
Erected by a descendant of the Hanson family, Laura Maryland Carpenter Blinn.
 
Location. 39° 56.073′ N, 75° 8.613′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Click for map. Marker is on the north facade of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church, with entrance on Christian Street between Columbus Boulevard and Interstate 95. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gloria Dei Church (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named "Gloria Dei" Church (here, next to this marker); Old Swedes' Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Avenue Immigration Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Battery (about 700 feet away); Shot Tower (about 800 feet away); Stephen Decatur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Regarding Catherine Hanson.
Catherine Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Catherine Hanson Marker
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church marker in foreground.
It is unclear if the fountain still exists.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church and Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church and Graveyard
Looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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