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Near Womelsdorf in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760

 
 
Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
1. Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760 Marker
Inscription.
Churchman, Counsellor, Soldier, Indian-Interpreter, Agent, Diplomat and First Judge of Berks County.

Here were held many conferences with Indian chiefs, missionaries, colonial governors and leaders.

Here were reared his children of whom the eldest daughter Anna Maria, married Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg, the "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America."

Here he died July 13, 1760 and lies buried in the family plot nearby, together with his father, his wife, several children and a number of friendly Indian chiefs.

He so ably served the Colonies as Indian-interpreter and diplomat that he is regarded as the pivotal man who wrought this country under Anglo-Saxon versus Latin civilization.

"Posterity cannot forget his services"
President George Washington

Unveiled during the 200th anniversary of the settlement of the Tulpehocken community, June 29, 1923
 
Erected 1923 by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club.
 
Location. 40° 21.5′ N, 76° 10.314′ W. Marker is near Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Click for map. Marker is on the Conrad Weiser house, on the grounds of the Conrad Weiser Homestead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf PA 19567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760 Marker
The statue is on the grounds of the Home. The plaque at the base of the statue reads: Shekilammy Boulder erected by Improved Order of Red Men-Degree of Pocahontas of Berks County Penna. 1932.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Is this Weiser's House? (here, next to this marker); Tulpehocken Path (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home and Grave of Conrad Weiser (about 600 feet away); Conrad Weiser (about 700 feet away); Charming Forge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robesonia Furnace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 2.8 miles away); Marion Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Womelsdorf.
 
Regarding Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760. Recent archaeological inquiry casts doubt that this was the actual home of Conrad Weiser.
 
Also see . . .  Conrad Weiser. (Submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismPeaceSettlements & Settlers
 
Home of Conrad Weiser image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Home of Conrad Weiser
Recent archeological excavations bring into question whether or not this was Weiser's home.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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