Heidelberg Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760
Churchman, Counsellor, Soldier, Indian-Interpreter, Agent, Diplomat and First Judge of Berks County.
Here were held many conferences with Indian chiefs, missionaries, colonial governors and leaders.
Here were reared his children of whom the eldest daughter Anna Maria, married Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg, the "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America."
Here he died July 13, 1760 and lies buried in the family plot nearby, together with his father, his wife, several children and a number of friendly Indian chiefs.
He so ably served the Colonies as Indian-interpreter and diplomat that he is regarded as the pivotal man who wrought this country under Anglo-Saxon versus Latin civilization.
"Posterity cannot forget his services"
President George Washington
Unveiled during the 200th anniversary of the settlement of the Tulpehocken community, June 29, 1923
Erected 1923 by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Peace • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1752.
Location. 40° 21.5′ N, 76° 10.314′ W. Marker is in Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on the Conrad Weiser house, on the grounds of the Conrad Weiser Homestead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf PA 19567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Is this Weiser's House? (here, next to this marker); Tulpehocken Path (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home and Grave of Conrad Weiser (about 600 feet away); Conrad Weiser (about 700 feet away); Charming Forge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robesonia Furnace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 2.8 miles away); Marion Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heidelberg Township.
Regarding Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760. Recent archaeological inquiry casts doubt that this was the actual home of Conrad Weiser.
Also see . . . Conrad Weiser. (Submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on December 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.