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Trappe in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Muhlenberg House

 
 
Muhlenberg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Muhlenberg House Marker
Inscription. In this house Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, great Lutheran leader, lived from 1776 until his death in 1787. His son Peter Muhlenberg, a noted general of the American Revolution, lived here 1783-1802.
 
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.779′ N, 75° 28.196′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street/Ridge Pike (Old U.S. 422) 0.1 miles from 3rd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 113), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W. Main Street, Collegeville PA 19426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keystone Grange #2 Old Lodge Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reformed Church at Providence / Site of Stone Church 1835-1874 (about 500 feet away); Augustus Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Perkiomen Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Washington's Headquarters (approx. 3.9 miles
Muhlenberg House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Muhlenberg House and Marker
away); Pennypacker's Mill and Mansion (approx. 3.9 miles away); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trappe.
 
Regarding Muhlenberg House. http://www.trappehistoricalsociety.org/muhlenberg.html
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Muhlenberg
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. A Wikipedia article on Henry Melchior Muglenberg. (Submitted on August 13, 2009.) 

2. Muhlenberg House - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Muhlenberg House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
3. Muhlenberg House and Marker
Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
This engraving of Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg appeared in the History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania by Theodore Weber Bean et al. 1884.

“Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (an anglicanization of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg) (September 6, 1711 – October 7, 1787), was a German Lutheran pastor sent to North America as a missionary, requested by Pennsylvania colonists.

Integral to the founding of the first Lutheran church body or denomination in North America, Muhlenberg is considered the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the United States. Muhlenberg and his wife Anna Maria had a large family, several of whom had a significant impact on colonial life in North America as pastors, military officers, and politicians. His and Anna Maria's descendants continued to be active in Pennsylvania and national political life.” — Wikipedia
Peter Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Peter Muhlenberg
This engraving of Peter Muhlenberg by W. E. Tucker appears in Henry Muhlenberg's The Life of Major General Peter Muhlenberg of the Revolutionary Army, 1849.

“John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, and political figure in the newly independent United States. A Lutheran minister, he served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate from Pennsylvania.” — Wikipedia
Local Historical Marker on Muhlenberg House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
6. Local Historical Marker on Muhlenberg House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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