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

First Reformed Church

Founded in 1753

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2017
1. First Reformed Church Marker
Inscription.

The heirs of Wm. Penn
donated and deeded the lots to
Conrad Weiser and Isaac Levan,
————Trustees.————
The first church was built of logs.
Rev. Wm. Stoy, 1755, was the first pastor

Gov. Joseph Hiester, Cols. George Nagel,
Nicholas Lotz, Henry Haller and Capts.
Peter Nagel and Jacob Bower
Officers under Gen. George Washington,
were members of this church.

This is the Mother
of all Reformed Churches
in Reading.


 
Erected by First Reformed Church.
 
Location. 40° 20.225′ N, 75° 55.506′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (Business U.S. 422) and Reed Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Lutheran Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Lutheran Church Original Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 400 feet
First Reformed Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2017
2. First Reformed Church and Marker
away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Bodo Otto (about 800 feet away); William Strong (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Conrad Weiser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Reformed Church in Reading, Pa., by Daniel Miller (1905). (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. First Reformed Church (Reading, Pa.) Bibliography. (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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