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Berks County, Pennsylvania

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  • Andreas Kamp (1755 - 1847)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jun 26 2017, 15:09:04 UTC
  • Johannes Kamp (1790 - 1861)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jun 26 2017, 15:09:04 UTC
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    Maria Salome Richards (1766 - 1827)
    Biography Maria Salome Richards (Muhlenberg) was born on July 13, 1766 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. Her parents were Rev Dr. Heinrich "Henry" Melchior Muhlenberg and An...
  • George Heinly (1758 - 1840)
    DAR# A054276 George was the son of David Heinly and his 1st wife Eva Elizabeth Koser (1737-1760). He married to Eva Dunkel. Besides the children linked below they had: Elizabeth Heinly (1795-unk). ...
  • Pvt. Johann Fredrich Leiby (1735 - 1817)
    Birth: May 7, 1735 Berks County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 28, 1817 Berks County Pennsylvania, USA Frederick was the son of Frederick and Maria Mettlina Leiby and was the first of the Leiby ...

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Reading developed during the 1740s when the inhabitants of northern Lancaster County sent several petitions requesting that a separate county be established. With the help of German immigrant Conrad Weiser, the county was formed on March 11, 1752, from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County.

It was named after the English county in which William Penn's family home lay - Berkshire, which is often abbreviated to Berks. Berks County began much larger than it is today. The northwestern parts of the county went to the founding of Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811, when it reached its current size. In 2005, Berks County was added to the Delaware Valley Planning Area due to a fast-growing population and close proximity to the other communities.

In 2016, former Strausstown borough merged with Upper Tulpehocken township. Strausstown is now a village within Upper Tulpehocken Township.

Adjacent Counties

For a list of Cities, Boroughs, Townships & Communities, please see Wikipedia.


Berks County Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pennsylvania



Berks County Genealogical Society

Genealogy Trails

Hopewell Furnace

National Register of Historic Places

PA Gen Web

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania - Berks County