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Emmaus was settled in the 1740s and dates its founding to 1759. For approximately 100 years, until the mid-19th century, it was a closed community of the Moravian Church.
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1759 - Emmaus founded
1854 - Emmaus
Emmaus, a post-village of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, at the foot of the South mountain, 5 miles S. W. from Allentown. The inhabitants are mostly Moravians.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
In 1859, the East Pennsylvania Railroad (later part of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad) brought trains to Emmaus.
1869 - Emmaus - the town's first blast furnace opened.
1895 - Emaus / Emmaus
Em'aus, or Em’maus, a post-borough of Lehigh co., Pa., on the East Pennsylvania and Perkiomen Railroads, 6 miles S.S.W. of Amentown. It has 4 churches, 3 public halls, 2 hotels, an iron-furnace, and 3 cigar-factories. Pop. 883.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1943 - Emmaus - Donaldson Iron Company closes
The largest iron company was Donaldson Iron Company, which made cast iron pipes and other products until the company closed in 1943.
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Heinrich WETZEL (July 17, 1737, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - April 9, 1777, Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Frank D KLINE (11 June 1879, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - 8 May 1949, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus))
Frances Margaret REINKE (2 April 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Emma Sarah Katie ROMIG (30 March 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Mabel Isabella Lisette VOGENITZ (8 April 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Robert Harrison Emanuel BADER (30 March 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Richard William JOBST (8 June 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Peter Timon REITH (22 June 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
Wilson Runkel MEILLER (1 May 1881, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA (Emaus) - , )
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