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Oldest Buildings in Pennsylvania

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  • The Bishop Hans Herr (1639 - 1725)
    HERR, REV. HANS Sept. 17, 1639-Oct.11, 1725b. Switzerland; interment: Willow St. Mennonite. Settled: Near Lampeter- later lived in Willow Street - Lancaster County, PAWarrent issued Oct. 23, 1710 Surve...
  • Albert Gallatin, 4th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1761 - 1849)
    From wikipedia: children Catherine, Sophia, and Hanna Marie all died as infants. Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin ( January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politi...
  • Dr. John Julius LeMoyne de Villiers (c.1760 - 1847)
    88. Dr. John Julius LeMoyne de Villiers: b. 1760 near Paris, France; to Gallipolis, OH; to Washington Co., PA, 1796; French royalist refugee; d. 1847Notes From Wikipedia F. Julius LeMoyne House is a hi...
  • Mordecai Lincoln, II (1686 - 1736)
    01/23/1986 MILVILLE DAILY ARTICLE on MORDECAI & HANNAH MORDECAI7 LINCOLN, JR. (MORDECAI6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, RICHARD3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born April 24, 1686 in Hingham, MA, and died December 1736 ...
    John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, PA (1673 - 1748)
    John Harris Sr. BIRTH 1678, England DEATH Dec 1748 (aged 69–70), Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA BURIAL Harris Burial Ground, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, John Harris was the father of...

Much of the history of Pennsylvania- and the US- can be found in the stories of the state's oldest buildings, and the people associated with them. Profiles to be added to this project can be the builders, owners, or inhabitants of the buildings. Or perhaps the people were connected through their professional lives or work.

When adding a profile to the project please include the building the person is associated with and their connection to it in the "About Me" section of the profile. Add links and sources, and interesting information if possible.

Check project photos for buildings in the project. For example, Rev. Jacob Duche was added to the project for his association with Christ Church and Carpenter's Hall, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Oldest buildings can include those found in these resources: