Martin Kaercher Jr.
Martin Kaercher Jr.
Founder of Hamburg
Martin Kaercher Sr., born in Germany in 1718, emigrated to Berks County in 1738. On Dec. 23, 1772 he acquired 'a certain tract of land called Hamburg' embracing 250 acres of a London land warrant of 1732. On Jan. 23, 1779 his son Martin Jr. bought it for £2500, laid out the town and sold the first lots on Dec 1, 1779. Martin Jr's birth, death and resting place are not recorded. His father died in 1787 and is buried on yonder cemetery in land given by them for church purposes.
Unveiled Centennial Sunday
August 1 A.D. 1937
April 3, 1837
Erected 1937 by Borough of Hamburg.
Location. 40° 33.278′ N, 75° 58.768′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Church Street north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north. Monument is along the western edge of St. John's Cemetery, north of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Church Street, Hamburg PA 19526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th & Pine circa 1800's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard L. Etchberger (approx. 0.4 miles away); State Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Geiger's Mill (approx. half a mile away); Historic Hamburg (approx. half a mile away); Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamburg.
Also see . . . Borough of Hamburg: Our History. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.