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Sommerhausen in Landkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace

 
 
Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
1. Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker
Inscription.   In diesem Hause wurde am 26.9.1651 der erste deutsche Amerika-Auswanderer, Franz Daniel Pastorius, geboren, welcher die Stadt Germantown gegrundet hat.

Errichtet zum 300. Geburtstag 6.10.1951

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(English translation:) In this house on September 26, 1651, the first German emigrant to America, Franz Daniel Pastorius, was born. He founded the city of Germantown.

Erected on the 300th anniversary of his birth, October 6, 1951.
 
Erected 1951 by Marktgemeinde Vollrath.
 
Location. 49° 42.293′ N, 10° 1.414′ E. Marker is in Sommerhausen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Würzburg. Marker is on Plan, on the left when traveling north. 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 - The First German Settler in America (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

Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
2. Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker - wide view
(about 120 meters away); Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain (about 150 meters away); 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 (Weingut Artur Steinmann).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pastorius-related markers in the US
 
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....In 1688 he drafted together with Garret Hendericks, Derick op den Graeff, and Abraham op den Graeff the first protest against slavery in America. Pastorius was a cosigner of the 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery, the first petition against slavery made in the English colonies. Before the American Civil War, when abolition of slavery was gaining
Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
3. Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace Marker - wider view
strength, Pastorius was ripe for celebration. The Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier celebrated Pastorius' life – and particularly his anti-slavery advocacy – in The Pennsylvania Pilgrim." (Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 

2. 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery (Wikipedia). "The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies. It was drafted by Francis Daniel Pastorius and signed by him and three other Quakers living in Germantown, Pennsylvania (now part of Philadelphia) on behalf of the Germantown Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends....It is an unconventional text in that it avoids the expected salutation to fellow Quakers and does not contain references to Jesus and God. It argues that every human, regardless of belief, color, or ethnicity, has rights that should not be violated." (Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Additional marker by Pastorius Association of Greater New York image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
4. Additional marker by Pastorius Association of Greater New York
In translation: In commemoration of the visit on July 2, 1958, by the delegation of the Pastorius Association of Greater New York to the birthplace of the great German-American, Franz Daniel Pastorius.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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