Monday, April 1, 2013

The Early Settlers of Linglestown

Pioneer Scot-Irish families, banished from their homeland in Scotland in 1718 because of religious differences immigrated to America.

After landing in NY they met up with Conrad Weiser, an Indian Agent in New York state. He led a large group of Scot, Irish and English families down the Susquehanna to a spot near Middletown . The Germans soon followed. Many recognized the beauty and potential for farming in the rich soil, plenty of forest with wood for building and fires. They decided to settle here. 

Conrad Weiser moved northeast and settled near Reading. 

Because of its founding in 1765, Linglestown is the third oldest town in Dauphin County, next to Middletown (1755) and Hummelstown (1762).

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