Pop Quiz:  Weird Words in William Penn’s 1685 Treaty for East Falls

Pop Quiz: Weird Words in William Penn’s 1685 Treaty for East Falls

The Falls of Schuylkill Baptist Church (that used to share a border with Hohenadel House) kindly slipped us one of their print-ups of this fascinating document: William Penn’s 1685 Treaty with 13 Native American chiefs for the purchase of property believed to include East Falls. Does it? We’re still mulling that over, as we also explore the absurdity of land ownership to Native American sensibilities.
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  1. Chris Salisbury

    I, too, am a Hohenadel. My grandfather was John F. Hohenadel; his father (my great-grandfather– Theodore Hohenadel) owned the Quaker City Furniture House (I have a photo). His father was John Hohenadel (1823-1894) (photo indicates was taken at Neuman Photography, 228 N Ninth St, Philadelphia). His brother, John, owned the City Park Hotel at 29th and Penn Ave opposite the Fairmont park (I have a postcard). Was he the brewer? The brewery connection in my accumulation of family items is fuzzy. I own all the Hohenadel breweriana which is fun, and my mother always referred to the brewer as her uncle or cousin. I live in the Chicago area and the Hohenadels came from Phil and settled in the German enclave in the city. Anything or anyone you can connect me to to help fill in the gaps would be much appreciated.


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