First, philadelphias history is a story of the efforts to sustain economic prosperity while fulfilling community needs. Over the past sixty years it has also published occasional books on topics pertinent. Aaronsburg genealogy in centre county, pa usa 880,998 pennsylvania 57,585 centre county 564 aaronsburg 8 note. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides firsthand or direct evidence on a topic. Battle page images at hathitrust the valley of the conemaugh by thomas j. The first family history book i read was my grandmothers copy of the genealogy of the morr family. Aaronsburg is located in eastern centre county, in the northwest corner of haines township. Its orderly planned and aligned streets were designed that the town might one day. The aaronsburg historic district was added to the national register of historic places in 1980. Michael barton, who received his doctorate in american civilization at the university of pennsylvania in 1974 and has been a faculty member in the american studies program at the harrisburg campus of penn state university for almost. Directory of pennsylvania genealogical and historical. Sometime around 1789, aaron levy, the jewish settler and founder of aaronsburg, had deeded the town he founded to local german protestants. As part of its mission to advocate and advance knowledge about the history and culture of pennsylvania and the midatlantic region, the pennsylvania historical association has published, since 1933, the awardwinning academic quarterly journal pennsylvania history.
History old mercersburg by the womans club of mercersburg, pennsylvania. Aaronsburg salem evangelical luthern church, protocol. Abcs of centre county centre county historical society. Tobias of the naacp and rabbi philip bernstein and 50,000 american citizens met in aaronsburg to proclaim the. Folklore of penns valley centre county historical society.
Browse the most recent aaronsburg, pennsylvania obituaries and condolences. Lois was born on april 27, 1956 and passed away on monday, october 1, 2018. Aaronsburg, historic town, haines township, centre county. Search our online phone book to find phone numbers, addresses, and more. George and jacob mingle are 2 of 11 children born to david mingle and his second wife lydia lutz davids 1st wife was catherine grove, dau of andrew grove of mifflinburg, pa. Directory of pennsylvania genealogical and historical societies. Pauls reformed church haines township, pennsylvania family history library. Pennsylvania dutch pennsylvania dutch country illumination of books and. Aaronsburg is home to two churches salem lutheran and reformed, three cemeteries, a library, historical museum, and a pottery shop.
My fathers mother was a morr, and her immigrating ancestor was andreas morr, so i have been always known about the morrs who lived near the weavers in schafferstown and then freeburg. Designed to make highquality scholarship accessible for students, the pennsylvania history series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the pha by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region. This is a bibliography of most of our biographical and historical volumes currently being used for transcription to our various pennsylvania counties. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts. A brief history provides an accessible and readable overview of the history of philadelphia from its founding by william penn to the deindustrialization and gentrification of early twentyfirst century. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel.
Johns lutheran church, bellefonte, centre county, pa. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online phone book and directory. Publications oversees books and articles published by uchs. Evangelical lutheran salem church aaronsburg, centre. In 2017, aaronsburg washington county, pa had a population of 196 people with a median age of 62 and a median household income of na. Aaronsburg s great day, a new york times reporter wrote, in its wide significance, was a great day for all of us. Evangelical lutheran salem church aaronsburg, centre county, pa. Page 208 gentlemen, it did not happen to me to be born in a log cabin. Local interest books fill in the blanks and can help you grasp the true spirit of pennsylvania s cities, towns, and communities. Laid out along the countys earliest road, aaronsburgs location near the geographic center of pennsylvania probably prompted levy to propose it for the state. Over the past sixty years it has also published occasional books on topics pertinent more. A short film and a book the aaronsburg story by arthur h.
Interprets the prehistorical, historical and cultural heritage of the people of the area through a collection of artifacts and a genealogical library. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. Round table booklets about the aaronsburg story available for donation, please. Celebrate and remember the lives we have lost in aaronsburg, pennsylvania. Published under the auspices of the journal of american history by frank allaben genealogical co.
Aaronsburg, historic town, haines township, centre county, pa. Fountain inn was renamed parkesburg after prominent politician john g. History of columbia and montour counties, pennsylvania, containing a history of each county. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. General history books will only tell you so much about a given american location. In 1949 a pageant was held to celebrate aaronsburgs unique history and namesake. Record of pastors, church officers, church members, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials. History of bedford, somerset and fulton counties, pa. Shoemaker books country collectibles primitives coverlet local advertising antique furniture ron j. He laid out the town of right in the geographic center of the state, with hopes of it becoming a major settlement. Choose our history of pennsylvania books at arcadia publishing.
The 10 best aaronsburg hotel deals apr 2020 tripadvisor. The aaronsburg civic club is committed to a strong, smart and healthy community life in penns valley. The town was first known as the fountain inn, after a 1730s tavern, and the tavern later became the townas first post office. Evangelical luthern sic church protocol and baptism record, 17941854 family history library church records, 17941854 salem lutheran family history library church records, 18531941 st. David was born in 1784, fought in war of 1812, settled in aaronsburg, then moved to rock grove, ill where he died 5281872. A number of important businesses had connections to parkesburg, including the philadelphia and columbia. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. Lewis were written about this event, published in 1955. Lois was a resident of aaronsburg, pennsylvania at the time of passing. Lewis, press secretary to pennsylvania governor james h. The district includes 277 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, and 1 contributing object in aaronsburg. The district is almost exclusively residential with one grocery store and a post office. In 1949 justice frankfurter, sir muhammad kahn of pakistan, gen. Parkesburg is located in chester county, one of william pennas original three counties.
In 1949, the village gathered to commemorate the actions of aaronsburgs founder 160 years earlier. Among the types of residential building types present are the two deep sidehall. Fully illustrated chronicle enlivened with colorful anecdotes of the engaging people and events in the history of greater harrisburg. Aaronsburg real estate aaronsburg pa homes for sale zillow. Marks evangelical lutheran church snydertown by william h. Aaronsburg historic district is a national historic district located at aaronsburg, centre county, pennsylvania. The aaronsburg story hardcover january 1, 1955 by arthur h lewis author 5. Pennsylvania history new, used and rare books and ephemera at. Pauls evangelical lutheran church, of porter township, clinton county, pennsylvania, 18691961. In addition to this generous act, he donated a pewter communion set to their small church. It is the first town in pennsylvania and possibly in the united states laid out by and named after a jew. Aaronsburgarea historical tornado activity is slightly below pennsylvania state average. Zillow has 1 homes for sale in aaronsburg pa matching.
Evangelical lutheran salem church aaronsburg, centre county. Through classes, events and the stewardship of public spaces, we work to. Local history books on pennsylvania arcadia publishing. Aaronsburg area historical tornado activity is slightly below pennsylvania state average. Aaronsburgs great day, a new york times reporter wrote, in its wide significance, was a great day for all of us. Includes a visitors guide, volunteerism and membership details. Home of aaronsburg civic club classes, suppers, polling place, and other special events. Aaronsburg was laid out upon the alexander grant warrant by aaron levy in october, 1786, and therefore bears the earliest date of any town in the county. Stanovnistvo stanovnistvo 2010 259 geografija koordinate vremenska zona utc5, leti utc4. Ruth rudy served 14 years 19821996 in the pa house of representatives elected. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of aaronsburg washington county, pa declined from 263 to 196, a 25. Kay gray, collections chairman 814 3495740 resize text using the as below. Read about the early history of pennsylvania, its oil history, its cultural evolution, and much more. Aaronsburg, pa was named for aaron levy who founded the town in 1786 with the belief that all men should have the freedom to believe.
Aaronsburg story historical marker explore pa history. Get instant criminal history, financial history, addresses and contact info. Aaronsburg, washington county, pennsylvania wikipedia. Centre county, pennsylvania genealogy genealogy familysearch. Aaronsburg is located on route 45 aaron square rd about a mile east of milheim borough. Publications the pennsylvania historical association. Guide to centre county, pennsylvania ancestry, genealogy and family history. Expanded exhibit of photographs, programs, books, music, articles, 1949. List of books and articles about pennsylvania history. Read about the early history of pennsylvania, its oil history, its cultural evolution, and much. Aaronsburg was founded in 1786 by aaron levy, of which the town is named for him. Aaron levy, a jewish merchant from philadelphia, presented the towns residents with a pewter communion set as a gift.901 579 231 106 367 760 1538 182 1144 928 495 1303 29 198 784 1331 361 782 958 405 1321 1304 1473 1323 353 1382 377 267 1298 128 637 483 979 1411 493 831 1434 65 1042 803 1242 564 1135