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  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Definition, explanation
Germantown was a town in Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city.
During the Battle of Germantown in 1777 the Continental Army attacked this garrison.
Germantown proper, and the adjacent German Township, were incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854.
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  Germantown - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Germantown Academy was built in 1760, and after the battle of Germantown was used by the British as a hospital.
The first school in Germantown was established about 1701, and for the first eighteen years was under the mastership of Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719), theleaderin founding the town, who lived in a house that stood on the site of the present First Methodist Episcopal church, High Street and Main Street.
Germantown was founded in October 1683 by thirteen families from Crefeld, Germany, under the leadership of Francis Daniel Pastorius.
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 Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Information
Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city.
Germantown, as with all areas of Philadelphia, is zoned to schools in the School District of Philadelphia.
Germantown is the location of the private Germantown Friends School as well as the William Penn Charter School.
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 Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city.
Germantown proper, and the adjacent German Township, were incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854 by the Act of Consolidation.
Germantown, as with all areas of Philadelphia, is zoned to schools in the School District of Philadelphia.
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 Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sometimes, to distinguish Germantown from the upper portion of German township, outside the borough, the township portion was called Upper Germantown.
Therefore, Germantown can be said to be the wellspring of the Pennsylvania German, or Pennsylvania Dutch, ethnic group in the United States.
Germantown proper, and the adjacent German Township, were incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854.
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 Kunders Descendents Generation 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Anthony Conard was born 1707 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Magdalen Conard was born 1714 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Mathew Conard was born 1721 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
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 Cliveden, Germantown, Philadelphia
In the days before the Revolution there were many residents of Philadelphia who had, in addition to a sumptuous town house, a country house, to which they could resort in the summer or at other times when they wished relief from the cares of daily life.
Germantown, the straggling village five miles from the town of William Penn, was one of the popular places for such establishments.
Both in Philadelphia and in Germantown he maintained the hospitable traditions he had learned at Maid-stone, near Annapolis, where he was born, in 1722, of a family whose first American ancestor, John Chew, came to Virginia a century earlier.
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 kundig Peter decendants - pafg06.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Christina Landis was born in 1735 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Catharine Landis was born in 1747 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Henry Landis was born in 1750 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States, on the Delaware River and the border with New Jersey.
Philadelphia is ranked as the 22nd "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors.
In 1854 Philadelphia was expanded to encompass all of the land of Philadelphia County.
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 PC(USA) - PHEWA - The John Park Lee Award
The Rev. George and Kathy Todd, longtime advocates for social and economic justice in the Presbyterian Church, have been named recipients of the 2007 John Park Lee Award, named in honor of the person widely considered the founder of health and welfare ministries in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
John Park Lee was born in Germantown (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, in 1903.
He graduated from Princeton University and in subsequent years was employed in public relations in New York, as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, and in government service for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the city of Philadelphia and the federal government.
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 Germantown, PA, A Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip on US Route 202
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers of General George Washington’s Continental Army who sacrificed their lives for the revolutionary cause in the Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777.
The Battle of Germantown occurred at Cliveden, the country home of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, on October 4, 1777.
Erected 1926 by citizens of Germantown and vicinity.
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 Kunders Descendents Generation 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Thones Kunders was born 1653 in Neuwerk, Honschaft Damm, Muchen-Gladbach, Rhineland and was christened 9 Jul 1673 in Goch, Rhineland, Prussia.
He died 30 Dec 1729 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and was buried Jan 1730 in Germantown Friends Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Agnes Cunreds was born 28 Nov 1686 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
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 Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks Collection - Athenaeum of Philadelphia - Philadelphia Architects ...
Philadelphia, PA Exterior changes in connection with the Restoration of Grumblethorpe, at 5267 Germantown Avenue, Germantown, Philadelphia, Penna., for the Grumblethorpe Association
Philadelphia, PA Restoration of rear of Grumblethorpe at 5267 Germantown Avenue, Germantown, Phila., Penna.
Philadelphia, PA Grumblethorpe Restoration, 5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, for the Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
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 Germantown, Pennsylvania: by Betty Randall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The official seal of Germantown bears at its center a trifolium having a grape vine on one leaf, flax blossoms on another and a weaver's spool on a third with the inscription "Vinum, Linum et Textrinum," to show that the people lived from grapes, flax, and trade.
In a few years the population of Germantown had increased so that additions were made: Kriegsheim with 884 acres (named for the home of the Palatine Quakers), Sommerhausen with 900 acres (in honor of Pastorius' birthplace), and Crefeld with 1166 acres were added to the 2750 acres of Germantown.
All were on the same road; Germantown was the nearest to Philadelphia and Crefeld was beyond Chestnut Hill in present Montgomery County.
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 THIRD GENERATION
Margaretta Carter MURPHY was born in Sep 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Margaretta died in June 1905 and was buried on 17 Jun 1905 in Northwood Cemetary, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She was a nurse at Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Dec 1915 and Saint Stephen's Hospital, Fort Yukon, Alaska, Jun 1918.
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 Fifth Generation
) was born in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania August 22, 1839.
William died March 7, 1923 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 83.
James Haslam was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1868.
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 Fourth Generation
) was born in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania September 1, 1865.
Russell Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 18, 1905.
Florence Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 25, 1910.
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 FOURTH GENERATION
Joseph petitioned the Court of Germantown for a license to establish an "ordinary," or tavern, and the petition was granted on March 28, 1704.
MARGARET COULSON, born in 1705 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
SAMUEL COULSON, born in September of 1707 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died October 28, 1707.
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 The Battle of Germantown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Revolutionary War was brought home to Pennsylvania with a vengeance when, on September 26, 1777, a detachment of British troops under Lord Charles Cornwallis occupied Philadelphia.
Germantown itself was a two-mile-long hamlet of stone houses from Mount Airy, on the north, along the Germantown Road to an intersection called Market Square.
On the Germantown Road at Mount Airy was an outpost consisting of the 2nd Battalion of the Light Infantry, backed up half a mile to its rear by the 40th Regiment of Foot (later designated the Queen's Lancashire Regiment), under Colonel Thomas Musgrave.
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 krausegenealogy.com - pafg81 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
She was christened on 29 Nov 1761 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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was born on 9 Sep 1759 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 GERMANTOWN AND THE FIRST PROTEST AGAINST SLAVERY
The city of Krefeld west of the Rhine near Duesseldorf, known for the manufacture of silk and linen, prided itself on being a haven of tolerance during the 17th century, and a refuge for those suffering religious oppression.
The official seal of Germantown bea rs at its center a trifolium having a grape vine on one leaf, flax blossoms on another and a weaver's spool on a third with the inscription "Vinum, Linum et Textrinum," to show that the people lived from grapes, flax, and trade.
Franz Daniel Pastorius and the Settlers of Germantown
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 Stapeley in Germantown / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Giving Opportunties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Stapeley In Germantown Assistance Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Managers, administers the Fund with respect and confidentiality.
Stapeley In Germantown's Charitable Gift Annuity Program was created as a service to our friends and supporters who have expressed a desire to make a gift of significance, while still retaining income from the gift during their lives.
The official registration and financial information of Stapeley In Germantown may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999.
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 KoesterIndex
The name was changed after this family arrived to the American colonies and settled in Germantown Pennsylvania.
was born December 10, 1670 in Crefeld, Rheinland, Germany, and died August 06, 1740 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
She was born 1670 in Kriegsheim, Palatinate, Pfalz, Germany, and died January 08, 1727/28 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
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 Germantown, Philadelphia real estate guide - trulia.com
Germantown is in the Philadelphia City School District school district.
Germantown real estate—use Trulia to find real estate in Germantown as well as real estate in other neighborhoods in Philadelphia and nationwide.
Understanding the Germantown real estate market is your first step to buying a home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 Greathouse Family
Herman Grothausen 1, was born 1670 in Germany; died 27 October 1743 in Springfield Manor, Germantown, Pennsylvania; buried in Germantown, Pennsylvania in St. Michael's Churchyard Cemetery.
It is not known whether the spelling of the name on the tombstone was due to an error on the part of the tombstone maker or Herman himself, to shorten and to some extent anglicize his name.
Henry Grothausen 2 (Herman Grothausen 1) was born 1695 in Germany; died 1745 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; buried in Germantown, Pennsylvania, St. Michael's Churchyard Cemetery.
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 The Germantown Settlement Charter School
Germantown Settlement Charter School believes that all children can succeed in an educational environment that has high expectations, offers a unique and challenging approach, and provides for family and community involvement.
Germantown Settlement Charter School is part of the Lower Germantown Rebuilding Community Project, one of five community rebuilding initiatives across the nation.
If Philadelphia applicants number less than projected enrollment, all Philadelphia applicants will be admitted and a public lottery will be held for out-of-city applicants, if any.
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 Presiding Elder Carl Ogden
Ogden received a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Villanova University and holds a Pennsylvania State Certifcation in Secondary Guidance.
In 1993, Rev. Ogden was appointed Presiding Elder of the Harrisburg District of the Philadelphia Conference.
Among them are the A.M.E. Preachers' Meetong of Philadelphia and Vicinity, The Black Clergy of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Counselors Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and The Grand Lodge of Scotland (Masonic Order).
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 Battle of Germantown
In the early fall of 1777, events did not fare well for George Washington’s army in Pennsylvania.
Defeats at Brandywine and Paoli enabled William Howe’s forces to occupy Philadelphia unopposed on September 26.
In the early hours of October 4, the Americans moved toward their target in four columns with the intent to strike as one at 5 a.m.
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 JOHN REBENSTOCK [RABENSTOCK / RAVENSTOCK] OF GERMANTOWN, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Johanis REBENSTOCK on 1 March 1702 purchased jointly with Henrich TIBBEN 200 acres in Germantown, Philadelphia County, PA.
Philadelphia Co., PA deeds D61:176-178, FHL microfilm 0,021,936.
State of Pennsylvania, Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia: Jo.
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 Deshler-Morris House
The house was built in 1772 by merchant David Deshler, and a mere five years later it was in the middle of the raging Battle of Germantown.
In 1793 the Yellow Fever epidemic swept through the capital of Philadelphia, and people from all over the city sought refuge in the country.
The IHA is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1942.
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