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Somerset Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Christian Frederick Heyer

(1793-1873)

 
 
John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
1. John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker
Inscription.  In 1842 Father Heyer became the first American Missionary to India, establishing schools and churches and ministering to women and those outside the caste system. In the US, he traveled extensively in Pa. and the Midwest organizing congregations. He was instrumental in founding Gettysburg College and the nation's first Lutheran theological seminary at Gettysburg. A resident of Friedens, he was pastor and is buried here.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 40° 3.029′ N, 78° 59.809′ W. Marker is in Somerset Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Stoystown Road (Pennsylvania Route 281), on the right when traveling south on Beaver Dam Road. Located at the east parking lot of Friedens Lutheran Church. Touch for map
John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker image. Click for full size.
T. Vijaya Kumar The Hindu Photographer, India., July 31, 2017
2. John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker
Founder of Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 S Main St, Friedens PA 15541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forbes Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 4.3 miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wind Power (approx. 4.3 miles away); Blue Star Memorial Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Quemahoning Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset Township.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on August 28, 2016
 
John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
3. John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker
Friedens Lutheran Church in background
The Rev. John Christian Frederick Heyer, M.D. image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1873
4. The Rev. John Christian Frederick Heyer, M.D.
John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
5. John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave
John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
6. John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 2, 2018, by Emmanuel P. Kuraguntla of Belleville, New Jersey, 07109 USA.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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