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Saxonburg in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Roeblings

 
 
The Roeblings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. The Roeblings Marker
Inscription.  John A. Roebling, inventor of steel wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, began business at Saxonburg, founded by him in 1832. His son, Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was born here in 1837.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 40° 45.31′ N, 79° 49.086′ W. Marker is in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Butler Street and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Butler Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saxonburg PA 16056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Lukes Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muder Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herting 1835-1860 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernst Muder House (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); Tolley 1835-1885 (approx. 0.4 miles away); August & Martha Bernigau Property (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tolley House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christian Stuebgen's Hotel Burned in 1866 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saxonburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The John Roebling Historic Saxonburg Society, Inc. (Submitted on February 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. The Roeblings - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. John Augustus Roebling at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Col. Washington Augustus Roebling at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Roeblings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. The Roeblings Marker
John Augustus Roebling image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. John Augustus Roebling
(1806-1869) Builder of several suspension bridges in the United States
The Roeblings Original Shop in Saxonburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
4. The Roeblings Original Shop in Saxonburg
In 1831, twenty-five-year-old engineer John A. Roebling and his brother Carl led a group of German immigrants to Pennsylvania, to escape religious and political persecution in their homeland. The Roeblings settled near Pittsburgh in a colony initially called Germania, but later renamed Saxonburg. There Roebling created the world's first wire rope, first employed by the Allegheny Portage Railroad in 1841. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives
The Roeblings Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
5. The Roeblings Plaque
This tablet is dedicated to the names of
John Augustus Roebling
Founder of Saxonburg,
Inventory of Wire Rope,
Designer of The Brooklyn Bridge
Who lived here 1831-1849
and his son
Washington A. Roebling
Engineer of The Brooklyn Bridge
Born here 1837

Plaque is mounted to building on the southwest corner of the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Main Street.
Saxonburg Historical Society plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
6. Saxonburg Historical Society plaque
Former location of:
John Ernst Herting House 1835.
Muder 1860-1964
John Roebling married Jane Herting and they lived here.
Muder's Funeral Parlor & Post Office Here in the 1930's

Plaque is mounted directly above the Roeblings plaque at same location.
The Roeblings Plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
7. The Roeblings Plaques
Building on which the Roeblings plaques are mounted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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