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Featured Marker:
Enos Benner (1799-1860)
Dedicated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
County: Montgomery
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.32889-75.45251

Location: 3178 Main St., Sumneytown

Marker Text: Teacher, author, editor, and printer, Benner issued German-language publications for the Pennsylvania German population from his print shop here. His newspaper, Der Bauern Freund (The Farmer’s Friend), was circulated weekly from 1828 to 1858. Preserved in its entirety, it is a very significant source of information on the political and social conditions of the Jacksonian era. Benner and descendants maintained the shop for 100 years.
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