Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. Conrad Weiser
Col. Conrad Weiser,
Pioneer, soldier, diplomat, judge. As interpreter and Indian agent he negotiated every treaty from 1732 until near the close of the French and Indian War.
The Weiser building where he often met the Indians in conference was erected by him on this site in 1751.
Born in Germany in 1696. Arrived in Berks in 1729. Died in 1760 near Womelsdorf, where his remains are buried.
His unswerving honesty set a shining example to future generations.——Under the auspices of the Historical Society of Berks County this tablet was erected in 1907 by the school children of the county.
“Posterity will not forget his services.”_Washington
Made by Nat. Brass and Iron Wks, Reading Pa.
Erected 1907 by the School Children and Historical Society of Berks County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
Location. 40° 20.132′ N, 75° 55.657′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on 5th Street (Business U.S. 222) near Penn Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is on Penn Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Penn Street, Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (here, next to this marker); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); Federal Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bodo Otto (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Federal Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiester Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Strong (about 300 feet away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.