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Below are shown pictures of Frederick Kerchner's 1796 stone home on 10 acre track of land on northeast side of road
shown with the more recent exterior siding and an addition as it appeared looking towards the northeast in 1958.
After that are some pictures taken in 1993 of the remains of his home after it was torched by juvenile vandals.
His 1796 home and land was located in Longswamp Township about 1/4 mile north of Seisholtzville, Hereford Township, Berks County, PA.
The property is found by proceeding north out of Seisholtzville. It is located immediately after crossing the township
line separating Hereford Township and Longswamp Township. His home was on the northeast, right side of the road.
The home was located roughly where the term "102 P", i.e., 102 perches, is noted on the plat plan above.
The Mountain Village Mobile Home Park was built on parts of the two tracks of his land on the southwest, left side of road.
Picture of Frederick Kerchner's home taken in March 1958 after a blizzard.
The photo taken by the Walker family which owned the property at the time of the picture.
Photo copied in April 1993 by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., a direct descendant of Frederick Kerchner.
April 1993 picture of Frederick Kerchner stone home looking northeast after being burned down by vandals.
Photo taken by in April 1993 by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., a direct descendant of Frederick Kerchner.
View of Frederick Kerchner home from across the road looking towards the southeast after it was burned down by vandals.
Photo taken in April 1993 by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., a direct descendant of Frederick Kerchner.
Picture taken in April 1993 of what was once his farm land on which the Mountain Village Mobile Home Park was built.
Picture was taken looking south. The village of Seisholtzville, Hereford Township, Berks County, PA,
would be down the road just beyond the dense tree line shown in the left side, background area of this picture.
This tree line is on or near the boundary line between Hereford and Longswamp Townships, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Photo taken in 1993 by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., a direct descendant of Frederick Kerchner.
Links to other surnames of prime genealogical interest to me:
Kerchner Genealogy Home Page.
Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page.
Lucy Ann Walbert Genealogy Home Page.
Other reports written by me:
18th Century PA German Naming Customs
18th Century PA German Nicknames
PA Dutch Are Of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Kerchner and Kershner Are Different German Family Names
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Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
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Created - 13 Apr 2003
Revised - 23 Dec 2007