Notes on German Culture

Living with Mohawk Indians in America was only one adventure in the life of this German-American

This image of Conrad Weiser is from a vintage cigar box and portrays Weiser along with his home in Reading, an old Pennsylvania crest, a scene with Indians and the coat of arms of the Duchy of Württemberg in Germany where he was born and raised. Conrad Weiser image from a vintage cigar box From… Continue reading Living with Mohawk Indians in America was only one adventure in the life of this German-American

German American

From being raised in Württemberg, Germany to living with Mohawk Indians in America in 1712…that was only one adventure in the life of Conrad Weiser

In a previous posting, I briefly mentioned a German American who was the maternal grandfather of the first Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg. Now I will relate the story of how his grandfather arrived in America and some additional details which are quite interesting. In 1709...when Conrad was 13 and still lived in Germany...fever… Continue reading From being raised in Württemberg, Germany to living with Mohawk Indians in America in 1712…that was only one adventure in the life of Conrad Weiser