Authors

Samuel Saur

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Early American German-language almanac donated to Bridgewater College Special Collections in 2017 by Donna Spitler Fields and Joyce Spitler Nicholson. It is an example of Pennsylvania-German printing with fraktur typeface set on the famous Christopher Sower Press. The almanac was passed down in the Spitler family of Page County, Virginia. A birth announcement for Isaac Spitler (1794- 1862) appears on the February calendar. Spitler was active in the Church of the Brethren in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The almanac was conserved and digitized in 2018 with funding by Fields and Nicholson and Bridgewater College Special Collections.

Publication Date

1794

Keywords

Almanacs - German -- United States, Almanacs - American -- Pennsylvania, Samuel Sower (1767-1820), Isaac Spitler (1794 – 1862), Spitler family

Der Neue hoch-deutsche Americanische Calender, auf das Jahr 1794

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