Our Father Nathaniel E Fake 2023

Our father Nathaniel E Fake is celebrated on Father’s Day 2023 for the foundations he built for his family. Our father, Nathaniel Edward Fake, 1916 -1999 was a hard-working sole provider for our family with two jobs. His daytime employment of 40 years involved the assembly of metal structures for heating and air conditioning in […]

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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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Memorial Day 2021 Pennsylvania

Memorial Day 2021 Pennsylvania is entirely an American holiday honoring the women and men who died in service for the United States of America. Memorial Day 2021 is on Monday, May 31. This day of dedication to our military heroes is largely celebrated as a national holiday with parades in small towns to large cities […]

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Independence July 4th 1776

United States Independence July 4th, 1776 The United States of America was formed by the founding fathers of the original 13 colonies declaring our independence from Great Britain over 240 years ago. Following the Declaration of Independence more substantial tools for governing were created by colonial officials. They include the Articles of Confederation which was […]

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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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