Lower Saucon Township

Author: Lee A. Weidner

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Lower Saucon Township provides a unique glimpse of the region’s many diverse villages and the German immigrant population. Towns including Wassergass, Shimersville, Polk Valley, Redington, and Bingen were settled largely because of the area’s fertile soil, abundant water, and many iron and limestone deposits, which contributed to surrounding communities such as Bethlehem and Hellertown both socially and economically. These rare family photographs depict a blend of lives that influenced the area before and after the industrial revolution.

History of the Lerch Family

Author: Harold Lerch

Publisher: Public Domain


Category: Reference

Page: 89

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This book was primarily assembled by "The Lerch Reunion" committee who met in Allentown, Pennsylvania during the first half of the twentieth century.