The German And Swiss Settlements Of Colonial Pennsylvania

Author: Oscar Kuhns
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806351357
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The Massachusetts Bay Company's claim on New England was preceded by those of two other joint stock companies. The first of these was the Dorchester Company, organized by the Anglican minister John White. When it went out of existence in 1626, the company's claim was transferred to a new organization, the New England Company, led by John Endecott. Endecott would ultimately found the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1628. Endecott's shares and those of fifty-six other New England Company investors would soon be absorbed into those of the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629. The author ably recounts the fortunes, intrigues, and shifting allegiances of these formative companies, listing members or investors wherever such information has survived. Of great interest to genealogists are the sketches of 125 Adventurers (investors) in Massachusetts Bay.

The Germans And Swiss Settlements Of Colonial Pennsylvania A Study Of The So Called Pennsylvania Dutch

Author: Oscar Kuhns
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 1230326219
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EDUCATION. Among the many interesting phenomena connected with the Pennsylvania Germans none is more striking than their persistence in clinging to their dialect. Here we have a group of people living in the very heart of the United States, surrounded on all sides by English-speaking people, almost every family having some of its branches thoroughly mixed by intermarriage with these people, yet still after the lapse of nearly two hundred years retaining to a considerable degree the language of their ancestors. Even in large and flourishing cities like Allentown, Reading, and Bethlehem much of the intercourse in business and home-life is carried on in this patois. This persistence of language is one of the strongest evidences of the conservative spirit so characteristic of the Pennsylvania-German farmer. This love for their language, which to-day may be regarded as a really striking phenomenon, was only natural one hundred and fifty years ago. us The country was then new, the Germans formed a compact mass by themselves, the means of communication with their English neighbors were rare; it would have been surprising if they had not clung to the language of their fathers. It was precisely this same love for the mother tongue which led the Puritans to leave Holland, where they were in many respects comfortable enough.1 And yet this very natural desire was regarded by some at least as evidence of a stubborn and ignorant nature.2 The very efforts made by the English--the motives of many of whom were more or less mixed--to do away with the use of German only tended to strengthen the stubborn love for their language in which their Bible and hymn-books were written and in which their services were held....

The German And Swiss Settlements Of Colonial Pennsylvania A Study Of The Socalled Pennsylvania Dutch Primary Source Edition

Author: Oscar Kuhns
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 128985758X
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Michael Sword Ancestry And Historical Narrative

Author: Randy F. McNew Crouse
ISBN: 9781105710063
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The purpose of this book was to prove the ancestry of Michael Sword and to document his Revolutionary War record. Michael Sword is the descendant of German immigrants who first arrived in Philadelphia in 1737. He served in the Revolution in the Army and was in battles at Brandywine, Germantown, and Charleston, SC. This book will be of interest to genealogists, to military historians, and to researchers of the Sword family of Russell County, Virginia.

Monthly Bulletin

Author: St. Louis Public Library
ISBN: UOM:39015077801770
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"Teachers' bulletin", vol. 4- issued as part of v. 23, no. 9-