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First Day Cover of joint postage stamp issue by Germany and the USA to commemorate the arrival of the first German immigrants to the USA in 1683.
Source: National Postal Museum

Concord was the name of the ship that carried the first German immigrant group from Europe to America, composed of 13 Mennonite-Quaker families of Krefeld. The ship left the Thames harbor at Gravesend on 24 July 1683 and after a difficult journey of two and one-half months arrived safely at Philadelphia on 6 October 1683. It carried a complement of 40 crewmen and 120 passengers.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953

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Hege, Christian. "Concord (Ship)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Mar 2015.

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Hege, Christian. (1953). Concord (Ship). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 March 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 665. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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