Sat, Nov 25|
Zion Lutheran Church
Ceremony to Place War of 1812 Marker on Frederick Sheeder Grave
Time & Location
Nov 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church, 39 Bonnie Brae Rd, Spring City, PA 19475, USA
About the Event
Join us for a serene commemoration
Our Historic Resources Committee members, Cindy Clark and one of our long-time residents and local historian, Isabelle Travaglini, among other West Vincent Township history enthusiasts, will be holding a small ceremony to place a marker on Frederick Sheeder's grave to commemorate his service in the War of 1812.
Cider and donuts will be available. Please join us!
Frederick Sheeder, the author of the history of Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pa., was born Feb. 20, 1777, in Nassau, Saarbrucken, Germany. He came to Pennsylvania with his father when sixteen years of age, and afterwards learned the trade of a tailor.
During the war of 1812 he enlisted as a private and for a time was in camp at Marcus Hook. He became prosperous and built in the neighborhood where he lived over twenty-four houses.
Read a copy of the full article and his account of West Vincent history, published by The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB), a quarterly scholarly journal and one of the country’s most prestigious state historical publications. Published since 1877 by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.