(1793-1873)In 1842 Father Heyer became the first American Missionary to India, establishing schools and churches and ministering to women and those outside the caste system. In the US, he traveled extensively in Pa. and the Midwest organizing congregations. He was instrumental in founding Gettysburg College and the nation's first Lutheran theological seminary at Gettysburg. A resident of Friedens, he was pastor and is buried here.
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|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 670871 N 4435282|
|Decimal Degrees||40.05048333, -78.99681667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.029', W 78° 59.809'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 1.74" N, 78° 59' 48.54" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Beaver Dam Rd, Friedens PA 15541, US|
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