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Morrisburg in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger

1734 - 1803

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger Marker
Inscription.
The first Lutheran minister to settle in this province, Schwerdtfeger was born in Burgbernheim, Bavaria, and studied theology at the University of Erlangen. Emigrating to America in 1753, he served as pastor of congregations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. Much persecuted for his allegiance to the Crown during the American Revolution, Schwerdtfeger moved to Canada in 1791. He settled here in Williamsburg Township and became pastor of a congregation of German Loyalists, which had been established in 1784, and by 1790 had constructed the first Lutheran church in what is now Ontario. Its site now lies beneath Lake St. Lawrence. Within a few years he had organized Lutheran congregations in neighbouring townships. He died in 1803 and was buried in the old church cemetery.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario.
 
Location. 44° 55.975′ N, 75° 7.742′ W. Marker is in Morrisburg, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry counties. Marker is on Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sir James Pliny Whitney (within
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By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Aultsville Train Station and Locomotive 1008 (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); The Williamsburg Canals (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 8.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisburg.
 
More about this marker. Riverside Drive runs parallel to Ontario Route 2 for 1½ miles, 3 miles east of Morrisburg.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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