Francis Daniel Pastorius Frankfort Land Company papers
This collection includes photocopies of papers relating to Francis Daniel Pastorius in his role as agent for the Frankfort Land Company. In particular they refer to the legal dispute over the ownership of the land in 1708.
- Pastorius, Francis Daniel, 1651-1719 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for the Frankfort Land Company, he came to Philadelphia in 1683 to purchase land tracts for German settlers. This land was later known as Germantown. In 1708, John Henry Sprogel attempted to dispossess many of the German settlers. Pastorious settled the legal dispute in favor of the settlers.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (15 folders.))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Barbara S. Jacobson. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1973.
Existence and Location of Originals
Historical Society of Pennsylvan
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