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Schwenkfelder Library

The Schwenkfelder Library and Museum is located in Pennsburg, PA. The Schwenkfelder Museum Collection is a record of a people leaving their homes behind in central Europe and starting their lives anew in Southeastern Pennsylvania from the 1730's through the early 1900's. The collection includes a farmer's collection of Indian Artifacts found scattered in his fields; an 18th century loom that made throw rugs from homegrown flax; two printing presses that printed the news in German and English to the 19th century farming community; three wooden chests, weather beaten, yet still amazingly fresh, that accompanied the Schwenkfelders on their sea voyage to Penn's Woods in 1734; Civil War costumes; embroidery and needlepoint, the crafts learned by young girls; a child's ice casket, silently reflecting sorrow and loss; pottery, utensils, school books and clothing; and a stately pump organ ready to fill a turn of the century Schwenkfelder meetinghouse with song.. The library is a research haven for early German Reformation study; a locally extensive resource for genealogical research; a site for studying Pennsylvania German culture; and a source for discovering Schwenkfelder roots.

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Our study includes our ancestors and their descendants (our cousins) and our cousins' spouses and their parents. The parents of our cousins' spouses will show as "A descendant is related to Susan or Barry" and their other children will not be included unless they are connected to our family.

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September 16, 2018

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