The Palatine Refugees: The Coming of the PA-Germans

  • Presented By: Williams Township Historical Society
  • Dates: March 25, 2018
  • Location: St John's Church of Morgan Hill
  • Address: 2720 Morgan Hill Rd., Easton (Williams Twp), PA 18042
  • Phone: (610) 253-8951
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: FREE


“The Palatine Refugees: The Coming of the PA-Germans,” will be presented on Sunday, March 25, 3 pm, at the Spring meeting of the Williams Township Historical Society at St. John’s Church of Morgan Hill, 2720 Morgan Hill Rd., Easton.

Even today’s newspaper obituaries reveal a large number of German names. In the first decade of the 18th century, thousands of Palatine refugees fled war, poverty, starvation, and political oppression. Within decades this flood of migration focused on Pennsylvania. How and why did they find their way here? By the time of the American Revolution, Germans were by far the largest immigrant group in Northampton County and the Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Richard Taylor will trace the dangerous journey these families made from the war-torn areas of the Lower Rhine Valley, through other countries, until they reached the shores of the New World. Taylor has devoted his life to research and scholarship in religious history and demographics. He has written nine books and many articles and papers on church history and demographics.

For information or directions, call 610 253 8951.