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Historical News Friends Historical Association Berks County, Pennsylvania. Exeter Meeting was settled in the Oley Valley above Pottstown and Reading over 255 years ago; Historical Association went to the old Exeter Meetinghouse in For its Spring Meeting on Fifth Month 18, 1957, Friends the present meetinghouse will be 200 years old in 1958. And last year the meeting was reconstituted as a monthly meeting after a lapse of over fifty years. Several members of the newly constituted meeting--Herbert Jackson, and Victor and Edna May Child Bieber--retold the story of the meeting; John E. Eshelman, a local historian of Berks County, answered questions about Exeter and other meetings in the county; David S. Keiser reported some new findings as to the Quaker connections of Abraham Lincoln's family, who lived in the neighborhood in the eighteenth century. Many of the sixty-five Friends present followed the suggestions of the Entertainment Committee, and availed themselves of the opportunity to visit Pottsgrove in Pottstown, to call at the Biebers' Thornbeck Farm near Amityville, where the house dates from about 1735, and to inspect the Hopewell Furnace National Monument. At the conclusion of the meeting Exeter Friends furnished refreshments for the picnic supper which was held http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association Friends Historical Association

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Friends Historical Association Berks County, Pennsylvania. Exeter Meeting was settled in the Oley Valley above Pottstown and Reading over 255 years ago; Historical Association went to the old Exeter Meetinghouse in For its Spring Meeting on Fifth Month 18, 1957, Friends the present meetinghouse will be 200 years old in 1958. And last year the meeting was reconstituted as a monthly meeting after a lapse of over fifty years. Several members of the newly constituted meeting--Herbert Jackson, and Victor and Edna May Child Bieber--retold the story of the meeting; John E. Eshelman, a local historian of Berks County, answered questions about Exeter and other meetings in the county; David S. Keiser reported some new findings as to the Quaker connections of Abraham Lincoln's family, who lived in the neighborhood in the eighteenth century. Many of the sixty-five Friends present followed the suggestions of the Entertainment Committee, and availed themselves of the opportunity to visit Pottsgrove in Pottstown, to call at the Biebers' Thornbeck Farm near Amityville, where the house dates from about 1735, and to inspect the Hopewell Furnace National Monument. At the conclusion of the meeting Exeter Friends furnished refreshments for the picnic supper which was held

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Bulletin of Friends' Historical AssociationFriends Historical Association

Published: Apr 4, 1957

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