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Christopher Saur

(1693 – 1758)

 
 
Christopher Saur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Christopher Saur Marker
Inscription.  
A pioneer printer in colonial America, Saur produced the nationís first European language Bible here in 1743. He printed the most widely read German newspaper & used his press to alert the public to German causes. He aided fellow German immigrants with his money and influence.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.922′ N, 75° 10.128′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and W Queen Lane, on the left when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Sower (a few steps from this marker); Lutheran Publication Society (a few steps from this marker); Grumblethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen Wister (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.2
Christopher Saur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Christopher Saur Marker
miles away); The Germantown White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. ľ mile away); Reformed Church of Germantown (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Saur. Biographical and other information about Christopher Saur, provided by his descendent. (Submitted on October 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Marker on Germantown Avenue
The marker can be seen on the left side of the street.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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