This 1333 page book with a two hundred page index gives great biographical information on the people living in the areaof Berks Co., Pa. from the early 1700's to 1886. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I. General History of Pennsylvania Early Settlers Dutch, Swedes. English, German, etc.--Provincial and Constitutional Government--Purchases of Territory from the Indians--Counties erected--Development. CHAPTER II. Physical Geography of Berks County. Geology - Minerals-Botany--Mountains-Valleys--Streams--Relative Elevations. CHAPTER III. Indians. Origin--Delawares: Tribes, Clans and Sachems--Ganawese--Five Nations--Manners and Customs--Retreat of Indians--Present Location--Villages--Indian Names--Indian Relics. CHAPTER IV. Nationalities Swedes--Germans-English-Welsh-Irish-Hebrews -Negroes. CHAPTER V. Erection of County General Situation of Territory--Petitions for County--Act erecting County--Districts--Names of Townships and Towns--Reductions of Territory, Northumberland County and Schuylkill County--New Counties Proposed. CHAPTER VI. Agriculture General Condition and Progress-County Society and Exhibitions-Farms, Production, etc., of County, 1870 and 1880. CHAPTER VII. Early and General Industries Early Furnaces and Forges of County-Production, 1828-30--Industries in 1840-Comparative Statement, 1860-76--Memorial for National Foundry-Summary of Present Furnaces, Forges and Mills-Comparative Table of Statistics for 1880-Production of Iron in County at three recent periods-General Industries Statistics of Manufactures of County, 1870 and 1880. CHAPTER VIII. French and Indian War Military Periods--Cause of War--Officers, Supplies. etc.--Colonial Forts--Burd's Journal--Invasion of County by Indians--Numerous Letters on Sufferings of Early Inhabitants--Peace Declared--Persons Murdered, Taken Prisoners and Missing. Plus more
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