The Death of a Dutchman

After 65 years of ownership by English Quakers, the land upon which the Neebor Lee house was to be later built would be sold to a Dutchman named Anton Vanderslice in 1748. It should be noted that colonists from Holland had actually occupied lands in the Delaware Valley of eastern Pennsylvania long before the arrival of William…

The Road to Oletheho

Oletheho was the name given by native Americans of the Lenni Lenape tribe to the land situated between the northern bank of the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Creek. It would represent the westernmost extent of the lands purchased by William Penn from the tribe in 1684 for the purpose of ensuring peace so that Europeans, and in particular…