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Pieter Keurlis was one of the first German immigrants to America (13 families from Krefeld), who landed in Pennsylvania on 6 October 1683, and founded Germantown. He acquired 200 acres of land from J. Telner, and was the first German bartender in America. He was a Krefeld Quaker, formerly a Mennonite.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 486.

Hull, W. J. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Swarthmore, 1935: 231.

Nieper, Fr. Die ersten deutschen Auswanderer von Krefeld nach Pennsylvanien. Neukirchen, 1940.


Date Published 1957


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