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The Centennial Hill Shoemakers of Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania - Peter V. Fritsch

The Centennial Hill Shoemakers of Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania

Peter V. Fritsch

  • 2000


The bulk of this book records and deals with facts, memories, and recollections from the 7th-generation—the 11 children of Peter Benjamin and his wife Sarah Phoen Shoemaker. During the 1880s to 1940, the family were hardworking farmers and tradesmen who would experience first-hand the wonders of the telephone, kerosene, electricity, the automobile, and airplanes. Chapters are dedicated to each of the children; holidays and special workdays on the homestead; Shoemaker folklore, beliefs, customs, and proverbs; and a month-by-month year on the Shoemaker Homestead in 1907. (159pp. illus. Author, 2011.)