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Francis Daniel Pastorius Frankfort Land Company papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for the Frankfort Land Company, he came to Philadelphia in 1683 to purchase land tracts for German settlers. This land was later known as Germantown. In 1708, John Henry Sprogel attempted to dispossess many of the German settlers. Pastorious settled the legal dispute in favor of the settlers.

Historical Society of Pennsylvan

Source of acquisition--Barbara S. Jacobson. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1973.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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