Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers: of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors; by H. Frank Eshleman; Hardcover; 386 pp.; Published: 1917, Reprinted: 2006; ISBN: 9780806301051; Item # GPC1700D.
Eshleman's study explores the background of the great sectarian movements in Germany, Switzerland, and Holland and focuses attention on the Mennonite families who later emigrated to Pennsylvania. The major emphasis of the book is on Lancaster County genealogy and the emigration from the Palatinate in the eighteenth century, while substantial sections are devoted to lists of early settlers and biographical sketches of those who subsequently became known as Pennsylvania Germans. p>