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In Honor of Ludwig Derr

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 28, 2018
1. In Honor of Ludwig Derr Marker
Inscription.  First settler on the site of Lewisburg
Founder of Derrstown, 1785 which was incorporated into the Borough of Lewisburg, 1812.
Our first public spirited citizen Derr gave land to the Presbyterian, Lutheran and German Reformed Churches. His only son, George, gave land to the Christian Church.
Derr's mill and trading post were a recruiting station for patriots and soldiers of the American Revolution.
Ludwig Derr and George Derr, Privates
Captain John Forster's Company
Northumberland County Militia, 1776

 
Erected 1935 by Shikelimo Chapter of the DAR and Descendants of Ludwig Derr.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 40° 58′ N, 76° 52.857′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 28, 2018
2. In Honor of Ludwig Derr Marker
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Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 45) and North Water Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers' Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewisburg World War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Tasker H. Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catholic Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union County (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Anthony Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Bucknell University (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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