When we learned the grounds were open to the public today we decided this is the day to go. The Ringgold Band was also there to give an Independence Day program. We listened to the music and toured the grounds. It was a beautiful, comfortable day and I got a lot of good pictures.
Conrad Weiser was born in Germany in 1696 and immigrated to the colonies in 1709. He lived among the Mohawk Indians in New York during the winter of 1712-13 so he could learn their language and help the German settlers communicate with them. By 1723 the German settlers in the Mohawk Valley began to move south to the Tulpehocken Valley in what is now Berks and Lebanon Counties. In 1729, Conrad Weiser brought his German-born wife, Anna Eve, and their children to the Tulpehocken region, settling on 200 acres near the present town of Womelsdorf.