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

Northkill Amish

 
 
Northkill Amish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Northkill Amish Marker
Inscription. The first organized Amish Mennonite congregation in America. Established by 1740. Disbanded following Indian attack, September 29, 1757, in which a Provincial soldier and three members of the Jacob Hochstetler family were killed near this point.
 
Erected 1959 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 30.716′ N, 76° 7.202′ W. Marker is near Bernville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Hex Highway (Old Pennsylvania Route 22) half a mile west of Roadside Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is across Hex Highway/Old Route 22 at the south parking lot exit of Roadside America. Marker is in this post office area: Bernville PA 19506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shartlesville (approx. half a mile away); Christ Little Tulpehocken Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 6˝ miles away); Vraj (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tulpehocken Path
Wide view of the Northkill Amish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Northkill Amish Marker
Looking east across present day Old Route 22 and the historic Jacob Hochstetler family homestead and farm lands.
(was approx. 9˝ miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 9˝ miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee & Archives: Northkill Amish Settlement. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Building Our Future From Our Past: The Massacre. The Jacob Hochstetler Family Association site (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Readingeagle.com: Fatal attack by Delawares at root of Berks family’s heritage. An Upper Bern Township resident lives on ground that was the scene of an Indian raid that left three family members dead. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

4. Northkill Amish - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,761 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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