Item #17522 The Pennsylvania-German in the Settlement of Maryland. Daniel Wunderlich Nead.

The Pennsylvania-German in the Settlement of Maryland

Lancaster, Pa: Pennsylvania German Society, 1913. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #17522

Uncommon Maryland history on a very unique and often overlooked subject.

304pp. Royal blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for previous owner private stamp to front and rear pastedowns. Mild edge wear to binding.

"Many of the first German immigrants arrived in the wake of the devastation caused by the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) or to escape religious persecution. One of the first Germans in Maryland may well have been physician and explorer John Lederer, who settled in the colony in 1671 (Drake 2001). Several years earlier, in 1669, Lederer became the first European to crest the Blue Ridge Mountains and glimpse the Shenandoah Valley and Allegheny Mountains (Cunz 1942). His explorations were published in 1672 as The Discoveries of John Lederer (Lederer 1672).

"Another early German of distinction in Maryland was Augustine Herman. Herman, perhaps best known for his map of the Virginia and Maryland colony (1670), was naturalized as a citizen in 1673. Lord Baltimore, in return for Herman preparing the map that established the boundaries of his grant, gave him a large estate in Cecil County. Herman named his estate Bohemia Manor.

"By the early 1730s, some settlers had begun moving from Pennsylvania into Maryland, although the overall number did not become significant until several decades later (Nead 1913:38). In 1748, 2,800 emigrants from the Palatinate region of Germany arrived in Maryland by way of Annapolis and Baltimore; most of these immigrants settled in and around what is now Frederick (German Marylanders 2014). Also known as Frederick Town, this city was settled by German immigrants led by Johann Thomas Schley, a schoolmaster from the Rhineland Palatinate (Tracey & Dern 1987:150). Within three years, Frederick had become the county seat of Frederick County and became an important center of commerce, mining and iron production. Other early German settlements in western Maryland included Monocacy, Conococheague and Hagerstown." - Jefferson Patterson

Overall a lovely 1913 1st Edition.

Price: $125.00

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