Celebrating Christmas Colonial Pennsylvania

History of German Christmas Traditions In the early settlement period (1700-1800) in Pennsylvania, the celebration of German Christmas Traditions depends on your religious affiliation. Historians suggest that Christmas was most likely not celebrated by the  Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, and Congregationalists. Mostly European immigrants affiliated with the Dutch Reformed, and Lutheran denominations are responsible for the […]

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German Christmas Traditions Pennsylvania

History of German Christmas Traditions In the early settlement period (1700-1800) in Pennsylvania, the celebration of German Christmas Traditions is dependent upon your religious affiliation. Historians suggest that Christmas was most likely not celebrated by the  Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, and the Congregationalists. Mostly European immigrants affiliated with the Dutch Reformed, and Lutheran denominations are responsible […]

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Farming Colonial Pennsylvania

Most of the Germans that came to America in the early 1700s were already experienced farmers or learned the business from relatives and neighbors. My ancestors from the Rhine River valley of Germany came to this country at the invitation of Queen Anne of England with the promise of land to farm and support their […]

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