Tom Speaker uses family history to tell story about Pennsylvania Dutch and immigration.
Source: Author’s genealogy study leads to novel
Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch: A family saga of emigration from Germany and early American history by Thomas B. Speaker @ Amazon.com
This novel takes the reader through one-hundred years of a Pennsylvania Dutch family.
It begins in 1675 in a small one-room school in the Wurttemberg Province of Germany. Two boys, 15 years-old and best friends, have heard about the New World from their teacher. He also tells them about William Penn. They attend a meeting with William Penn who has come to Germany to talk about his 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. In America the English and Queen Ann force them to be …more.
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