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

Enos Benner

 
 
Enos Benner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
1. Enos Benner Marker
Inscription. Teacher, author, editor, and printer, Benner issued German-language publications for the Pennsylvania German population from his print shop here. His newspaper, Der Bauern Freund (The Farmerís Friend), was circulated weekly from 1828 to 1858. Preserved in its entirety, it is a very significant source of information on the political and social conditions of the Jacksonian era. Benner and descendants maintained the shop for 100 years.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 19.733′ N, 75° 27.151′ W. Marker is in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3178 Main Street, Green Lane PA 18054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank N.D. Buchman (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pennypacker's Mill and Mansion (approx. 5.3 miles away); Washington's Headquarters (approx. 5.3 miles away); Falkner Swamp Reformed Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hanover Lutheran Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); John F. Hartranft (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Goshenhoppen (approx. 8.7 miles away); Augustus Lutheran Church (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
Enos Benner Print Shop image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
2. Enos Benner Print Shop
Enos Benner Plaque on the Print Shop image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
3. Enos Benner Plaque on the Print Shop
Bauern Freund Print Shop has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Circa 1838 listed 1982.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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