Southeastern Pennsylvania, during our colonial period was the prolific hive from which the swarms of Swiss and German settlers of America almost exclusively came, who, during the latter years of that period and during the first several decades of our national existence, migrated westward and planted the seed of the Teutonic element of our population in the middle west, the southwest, the northwest and the far west, and whose descendants in our later decades have sprung from them by millions and have largely moulded the character of that vast empire, down to this day.
The valleys of the Susquehanna and Schuylkill Rivers being thus, the mother-land of so powerful and populous an in?uence, in our state and na tional existence, it was deemed by the compiler a matter of sufficient impor tance. To gather up the historical events in chronological order, leading up to the german-swiss settlement here, from the time of remote ages. It was also thought equally important to set out in like chronological form, the first six decades or more of the growth and development of those same peoples here after their initial settlement about the beginning of the eighteenth cen tury and to show their wonderful growth in power, in numbers, and their vigor in pushing the frontier line of our wealth and settlement westward.
These Annals record the outlines of a history of religious fervor and of tenacity of noble purpose stretching across a thousand years, as glorious as anything else that ever happened in the history of the world. As early as the year 900, strong men began to stand out as champions of religious lib erty and the simple Gospel, against the great Romish Church, the only Chris tian Church of note then on the earth. They held fast to the faith, through fire and against sword. About the year 1150, Peter Waldo renounced the Romish Church and led the Evangelical Christians; and by hundreds of thou sands they adhered to him. They held the faith nearly four hundred years more and went like lambs to slaughter. Then came the Reformation. Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Menno Simon, led the movement in the heart of Europe.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - H. Frank Eshleman
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9781332056705
Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Page Count - 394
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