Frankfurt Land Company (Frankfurt, Germany)

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The Frankfurt Land Company, a German land company composed of Lutheran Pietists who hoped to locate in Pennsylvania, whose agent, Francis Daniel Pastorius, arrived in Philadelphia 20 August 1683, and who was helpful to the Krefeld party which arrived at Philadelphia on 6 October of that year. On 25 October the 13 family heads of the Krefeld group met in the dugout home of Pastorius and drew lots for their respective parcels of land. Practically none of the Frankfurt Land Company ever settled in Pennsylvania. The Company is remembered principally because of the good services of Pastorius, their agent, in behalf of the Krefelders, some of whom became the charter members of the first permanent Mennonite settlement and congregation in America.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1956

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Wenger, John C. "Frankfurt Land Company (Frankfurt, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Sep 2018.,_Germany)&oldid=80943.

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Wenger, John C. (1956). Frankfurt Land Company (Frankfurt, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2018, from,_Germany)&oldid=80943.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 375. All rights reserved.

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