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Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abraham Blumer

 
 
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By Laura Klotz, September 2018
1. Abraham Blumer Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Blumer 1736-1822 Born in Grabs, Switzerland. Chaplain of the first battalion Northampton County Militia, 1781, is buried in this cemetery. He ministered to the Reformed congregations of Jordan, Union Egypt and Allentown from 1771 to 1801. Lorentz Guth in 1752 presented 53 acres of land to the congregation for church and school purposes. Marked by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Valley Forge Chapter, S.A.R., 1929.
 
Erected 1929 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Valley Forge Chapter, S.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.808′ N, 75° 34.019′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Church Road just north of Church Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is a bronze plaque adhered to a stone pillar in front of Jordan United Church of Christ. Marker is at or near this postal address: 837 Church Road, Allentown PA 18104, 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. Allentown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Portland Cement (approx. 3.1 miles away); World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Deshler (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Regarding Abraham Blumer. In addition to what the marker indicates, Rev. Blumer was instrumental in protecting the Liberty Bell from being confiscated by British troops.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Abraham Blumer. Further information regarding the life and work of Abraham Blumer. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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