The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity. Possession is nine points of it, which thou hast of me. Self-possession is the tenth. It should be the creed of our political faith.
It is located in the southern portion of Schuylkill County about four miles south of the county seat of Pottsville. One of the earliest settlements within the borders of the county, it is generally accepted that the first settler was John Fincher, a Quaker from Chester County.
A warrant for acres of land was granted to him on March 5, The land facing on the Schuylkill River,taking in the curve of the river, is today the west ward and part of the south ward of town.
It is this year that the borough celebrates as the official founding.
Fincher built a house and barn at a point west of the current location of the center of the rail yard opposite Broadway now Fritz Reed Avenue. These buildings were burned by marauding Indians on November 3, The Fincher family escaped and rebuilt at or near the original location. In early September probably the 10th ofeight Indians approached the home.
Fincher, his wife and three children greeted them in the hopes of establishing friendship and thus preserving their lives. The Indians ignored their entreaties and murdered Fincher and his wife along with their two sons. A daughter, Rachel, was taken into captivity, eventually reaching the Ohio Territory.
She was returned to Colonel Bouquet after he defeated the Indians at Kittanning. Tradition states that the Finchers were buried near their home, which stood until torn down to accommodate the right of way for the Reading Railroad.
He later deeded the land to Peter Conrad November 16,who in turn deeded the land to George Merkel November 20, Merkel conveyed the land on October 1, to his son-in-law, Martin Dreibelbis.
With disregard to the aforementioned tale of John Fincher, Martin Dreibelbis, a German October 5, - September 10, is usually considered the first settler and founder of Schuylkill Haven.
Early in the spring ofDreibelbis came to present day Schuylkill Haven with his wife and two sons, Jacob and Daniel. He settled on the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River constructing a saw mill, distillery and grist mill, a portion of which served as living quarters.
The grist mill was located west of the southwest corner of present day Main Street and Parkway. This mill was used during the Revolutionary War as a refuge from Indian attacks.
He also built tenant houses for the workers employed at his enterprises.
He eventually conducted three or four sawmills, two grist mills, a distillery, general store and a blacksmith shop. InDreibelbis dammed the west branch of the Schuylkill River for the purpose of power generation.
In he moved into a newly constructed home on Dock Street, living there only a short time until his death. At his death he owned an estate of acres encompassing all of present day Schuylkill Haven and Cressona extending east to Rest Haven and west to Beckville.Some years back I published a book review in the pages of Modern Reformation magazine.
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