German Society, etc.
A study of the life and times of my ancestor Conrad WEISER, started my interest
in early Pennsylvania Germans. You may be interested in the websites I've
currently cited as online historical background resources in
my notes for this branch of the family:
Pennsylvania German Society
Here we learn about my friend Audrey's ancestor - David RITTENHOUSE & his
-- In 1690 William Rittenhouse built the first paper mill in America, on a
branch of the Wissahickon Creek, near Philadelphia.
-- The first approximately accurate calculation of the distance from the earth
to the sun was made by David Rittenhouse in 1769.
Berks County Historical Society http://www.berkshistory.org/
Ephrata Cloister www.ephratacloister.org
Heritage Center of Lancaster County http://www.lancasterheritage.com/
Happy family tree climbing!
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