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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
Charming Forge Marker
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Charming Forge
Erected 1749; once owned by Baron Stiegel. Operated by ironmaster George Ege, 1774-1824. Hessians were employed in Revolutionary days to cut a rock channel for water supply. Site is to the north of Womelsdorf. — Map (db m84522) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Conrad Weiser
Pioneer, Indian interpreter, treaty maker, 1732-1760. The Indians called him the "Holder of the Heavens." He lived, died, and is buried on this property, now a State Park devoted to his memory. — Map (db m38777) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Home and Grave of Conrad Weiser
200 yards south from this spot is the home and grave of Conrad Weiser, Indian interpreter — Map (db m38798) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Home of Conrad Weiser, 1729-1760
Churchman, Counsellor, Soldier, Indian-Interpreter, Agent, Diplomat and First Judge of Berks County. Here were held many conferences with Indian chiefs, missionaries, colonial governors and leaders. Here were reared his children of whom the . . . — Map (db m39286) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Is this Weiser's House?
We can't be sure. We know that Conrad Weiser owned this land and lived on the property from 1729 to about 1750. And there is a strong oral tradition indicating that Weiser's house stood on this spot. But archaeology conducted in 2000 found few . . . — Map (db m39287) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Womelsdorf — Tulpehocken Path
An Indian path from Shamokin (Sunbury) came over the mts. by way of Klingerstown and Pine Grove to Weiser's place in the Tulpehocken Valley. Chiefs of the Six Nations, carrying "words of wampum" to Brother Onas (Penn) at Philadelphia, traveled this . . . — Map (db m38797) HM

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