Sommerhausen in Landkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Franz Daniel Pastorius - The First German Settler in America
Franz Daniel Pastorius
First German Settler in America and Founder of
In Memory of the 300th Anniversary of his Emigration
Presents this Plaque to the place of his birth
July 22, 1983
Erected 1983 by The American German Language and Cultural Society, Inc.
Location. 49° 42.293′ N, 10° 1.414′ E. Marker is in Sommerhausen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Würzburg. Marker is at the intersection of Plan and Pastoriusgasse, on the left when traveling north on Plan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Plan 4, Sommerhausen, Bavaria 97286, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Main Tor / Main Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Rathaus / Town Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bartholomäus Kirche / Church of Bartholomäus (about 120 meters away); Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain Home of Friedrich von Deuster (approx. 10.5 kilometers away); Faulenberg Barracks (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); The Bombing of Kitzingen (approx. 10.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sommerhausen.
More about this marker. The Pastorius House is now occupied by the Artur Steinmann Winery
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Also see . . .
1. Francis Daniel Pastorius (Wikipedia). "Francis Daniel Pastorius (September 26, 1651 – c. 1720) was a German born educator, lawyer, poet, and public official. He was the founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania, now part of Philadelphia, the first permanent German-American settlement and the gateway for subsequent emigrants from Germany." (Submitted on November 5, 2019.)
2. Francis Daniel Pastorius (USHistory.org). "Pastorius led a group of Mennonites and Quakers who settled Germantown on August 20, 1683. Pastorius became the town's leader and lawmaker, as well as one of the most dedictated members of the Society of Friends. In 1688 he drafted the first protest against slavery in America. He served in town office on several occasions." (Submitted on November 5, 2019.)
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