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Saxonburg in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Roeblings

 
 
The Roeblings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. The Roeblings Marker
Inscription. John A. Roebling, inventor of steel wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, began business at Saxonburg, founded by him in 1832. His son, Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was born here in 1837.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.31′ N, 79° 49.086′ W. Marker is in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Butler Street and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Butler Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saxonburg PA 16056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. KDKA "Dog House" (approx. half a mile away); John and Carl Roebling House (approx. half a mile away); William A. Smith (approx. 1.9 miles away); Influenza Epidemic Victims (approx. 6.9 miles away); Reverend Richard C. Christy (approx. 7.2 miles away); General Richard Butler (approx. 8.2 miles away); Butler County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Invention Of The Jeep (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saxonburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The John Roebling Historic Saxonburg Society, Inc. (Submitted on February 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
The Roeblings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. The Roeblings Marker

2. The Roeblings - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. John Augustus Roebling at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Col. Washington Augustus Roebling at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
 
John Augustus Roebling image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. John Augustus Roebling
(1806-1869) Builder of several suspension bridges in the United States
The Roeblings Original Shop in Saxonburg image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. The Roeblings Original Shop in Saxonburg
In 1831, twenty-five-year-old engineer John A. Roebling and his brother Carl led a group of German immigrants to Pennsylvania, to escape religious and political persecution in their homeland. The Roeblings settled near Pittsburgh in a colony initially called Germania, but later renamed Saxonburg. There Roebling created the world's first wire rope, first employed by the Allegheny Portage Railroad in 1841. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives
The Roeblings Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
5. The Roeblings Plaque
This tablet is dedicated to the names of
John Augustus Roebling
Founder of Saxonburg,
Inventory of Wire Rope,
Designer of The Brooklyn Bridge
Who lived here 1831-1849
and his son
Washington A. Roebling
Engineer of The Brooklyn Bridge
Born here 1837

Plaque is mounted to building on the southwest corner of the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Main Street.
Saxonburg Historical Society plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
6. Saxonburg Historical Society plaque
Former location of:
John Ernst Herting House 1835.
Muder 1860-1964
John Roebling married Jane Herting and they lived here.
Muder's Funeral Parlor & Post Office Here in the 1930's

Plaque is mounted directly above the Roeblings plaque at same location.
The Roeblings Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
7. The Roeblings Plaques
Building on which the Roeblings plaques are mounted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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