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Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Funeral Feasts

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
1. Funeral Feasts Marker
Inscription.

Raisin pie is still known as leicht (funeral pie). This pie was a favorite at the gathering of family & friends which was held after the funeral services. In fact, raisin pie was rarely served except at these funeral gatherings.

The Big Valley still serve cake & wine at funerals.

Up until World War I, everyone who attended a Pa. Dutch funeral was invited to dinner. These gatherings were known as sees-koocha schpree (sweet cake spree).
 
Location. 40° 31.091′ N, 75° 46.972′ W. Marker is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, home of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Wentz Street, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dutch Folksong Tradition (here, next to this marker); Dew of Heaven (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Half-Timbering (a few steps from this marker); The Mennonites (a few steps from this marker); The Moravians (a few steps from this marker); Quilting Lore (a few steps from this marker); The Bush Meeting (a few steps from this marker); Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kutztown.
 
Regarding Funeral Feasts.

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
2. Funeral Feasts Marker and Other Markers
Excerpt from "Today... and Yesterday" by The Morning Call
 
Also see . . .
1. Funeral Pie Recipe. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. An Amish Mortuary Ritual at the Intersection of Cultural Anthropology and Lexicography. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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