Lebanon County Historical Society papers and addresses, ,vol. II., no. 2, 1901 - 1904.
Part I : The location, by Capt. H. M. M. Richards : Part II : The story, by S. P. Heilman.
On the morning of Oct. 16, 1755, the Hartman family house was attacked by native Americans. The father and son were killed, and two daughters, Regina and Barbara, were carried off. Much of this account includes qualifiers, such as "...as per tradition". The author states, "The latter story is a tradition, but tradition, which differs only from written history in being oral history, transmitted orally from ancestors to posterity, is often quite as reliable as the written kind."
Johann Michael Lindenmuth was born 25 April 1737 in BoÌˆdigheim, Germany. His parents were Johann Michael Lindenmuth (1708-1781) and Maria Margaretha Wolff. They emigrated in 1754 and settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He fought in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. He married Maria Eva NoÌˆcker in 1760 and had two children. He married Anna Catharina Geschwindt in 1764 and had fourteen children. He died in 1812.
"Johann Michael Lindenmuth has left us one of the better day-to-day journals of the French & Indian War as well as a brief journal of his service in the Revolutionary War...When Lindenmuth was discharged in December 1759, he had fought through a multitude of the battles, skirmishes, and ambushes in western Pennsylvania. In a laconic, direct, and simple style he tells of what happened, who did it, and why. Amid the tales of scalping, looting, murder, mayhem, and of boredom, fatigue, huger, and desparir, Lindemuth also tells us of his family and friends, his ancestors, and his children and grandchildren." [from the back cover]
by Lawrence Henry Gipson; to which is added Evans' A brief account of Pennsylvania, together with facsimiles of his Geographical, historical, political, philosophical, and mechanical essays, numbers I and II ... Also facsimiles of Evans' maps.
8 p. l., 246 p. incl. 5 maps (4 fold.) front. (fold. map) 31 cm.
"As to ... 'A brief account of Pennsylvania' which is presented herewith, two copies of this are in existence, neither of which is the original manuscript: the so-called George Fox copy, belonging to the Historical society of Pennsylvania, and the Du SimitieÌ€re copy, possessed by the Library company of Philadelphia ... The text of the Fox copy has been followed."--Pref.
pt. 1. Early scientific activities in Pennsylvania. The mapping of the middle Atlantic region, 1749. Pennsylvania boundary disputes. The mapping of the Ohio valley in 1755. The passing of Evans and the early history of his maps.--pt. 2. A brief account of Pennsylvania, 1753.--pt. 3. Facsimile of Evans' "Analysis number I." 1755. Facsimile of Evans' "Analysis number II," 1756.--pt. 4. A map of the Indian walking purchase, 1737. A map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the three Delaware counties, 1749. A revision of the 1732 edition of the foregoing map of 1749. Evans' Map of the middle Atlantic region drawn for Peter Kalm in 1750. A map of the area in dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1753. A general map of the middle British colonies, 1755.
by J. C. B. Prepared by Pennsylvania Historical Survey (Frontier Forts and Trails Survey) Division of Community Service Projects, Work Projects Administration. Edited by Sylvester K. Stevens, Donald H. Kent and Emma Edith Woods.
Place of Publication
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Public Instruction, The Pennsylvania Historical Commission,
Date of Publication
xiv, 167 p. front., illus., plates (incl. map) 24 cm.
Maps on lining papers.
"The present translation is based on Casgrain's edition."--p. vi.
"A French soldier set down his memories of life and adventure in western Pennsylvania and other parts of North America during the thrilling events of the French and Indian War, and called the book 'Voyage au Canada dans le nord de l' Amerique Septentrionale, fait depuis l'an 1751 A 1761'...The author is known only by his initials, J.C.B...These reminiscences of life and events in the wilderness, in the towns of New France, and as a prisoner in New York City, give vivid pictures of the experiences of an ordinary man in an age which was full of significance for the future of America. [from the foreword]
"French & Indian War Commemoration : 250 years"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The year: 1758. A global conflict known as the French and Indian War rages, with the British battling the French and their Indian allies for control of North America. This spellbinding chapter in American history unfolds in a lively historic narrative, punctuated with rich, original illustrations. Join a headstrong young George Washington and British General John Forbes as they carve a trail through the Pennsylvania wilderness, capture Fort Duquesne and help set the stage for the birth of a nation. Let history be your guide as you experience the Forbes Trail today. Start at one of seven gateways as you traverse250 years of American history-and explore the authentic historic sites, natural wonders, restored houses and gardens, and extensive recreational opportunities that define the Forbes Trail." [from the publisher]