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Germantown and Its Founders Paperback – January 1, 2007

Very minor shelf wear. Clean and tight pages. Nice copy!

20 pages


The Germantown section of Phila. celebrated its 300 ann y. in 1983 by commemorating the spirit & accomplishments of the 13 families from Crefeld who planted this first permanent German settlement in the New World. Their little town welcomed French Huguenots, English Quakers, Swedes, Moravians, Blacks & Lutherans; shopkeepers, weavers, shoemakers, cabinetmakers, millers, farmers, young, old, rich, & poor, so that by 1800 the community was an urban village. This diversity accelerated in the 19th cent. when trains & streetcar