Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch

Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch

Thomas B. Speaker

  • 2000

This historical novel takes the reader through one hundred years of the Pennsylvania Dutch Spyker family. It begins in 1675 in the Wurttemberg Province of Germany. Two 15-year-old best friends have heard about William Penn and the New World. They learn about Penn's Quaker beliefs and his dream of a "Holy Experiment," which will become the colony of Pennsylvania. After many years of struggle, the two friends emigrate to the New World, becoming indentured servants along the Hudson River in New York. They leave this indentured service and travel secretly to the Mohawk Valley and eventually to the Western Frontier of Pennsylvania. (444pp. illus. Author, 2015.)