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Friedens in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Christian Frederick Heyer

(1793-1873)

 
 
John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
1. John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker
Inscription. In 1842 Father Heyer became the first American Missionary to India, establishing schools and churches and ministering to women and those outside the caste system. In the US, he traveled extensively in Pa. and the Midwest organizing congregations. He was instrumental in founding Gettysburg College and the nation's first Lutheran theological seminary at Gettysburg. A resident of Friedens, he was pastor and is buried here.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.029′ N, 78° 59.809′ W. Marker is in Friedens, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Stoystown Road (Pennsylvania Route 281), on the right when traveling south on Beaver Dam Road. Touch for map. Located at the east parking lot of Friedens Lutheran Church. Marker is in this post office area: Friedens PA 15541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forbes Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 4.3 miles away); Blue Star Memorial Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wind Power (approx. 4.4
John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
2. John Christian Frederick Heyer Marker
Friedens Lutheran Church in background
miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Quemahoning Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 4.8 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on August 28, 2016
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
The Rev. John Christian Frederick Heyer, M.D. image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1873
3. The Rev. John Christian Frederick Heyer, M.D.
John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
4. John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave
John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 28, 2016
5. John Christian Frederick Heyer Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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