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Title Jacob Denner's Erbauliche Betrachtungen uber die Sonn und Fest-Tage Evangelia des gantzen Jahres...
Author Denner, Jacob (1659-1746)
Published Place Hamburg, Germany
Published Date 1739
Physical Description 1366 p. + reg. + 352 p.; 21.5 x 18.5 cm.
Notes Front cover and title page missing.
Contains inscription in rear (in German script): "This book belongs to me, Samuel Bechtel...[price paid]...anno 1741" followed by a lengthy inscription of a "celebrated American remedy [recipe]" for rheumatic limbs "aus der Pennsylvanische Chronick".
Signed also: "Samuel Gehman".
Provenance Samuel Bechtel (d. 1802) was a son of immigrant minister Hans Jacob Bechtel of Manatawny. In adulthood, Samuel moved to Saucon, and finally to Rockhill. He served as a preacher at both places. His grandson, Samuel Gehman (1767-1845) was a preacher and school teacher at Rockhill. This book of sermons may have been used also by Samuel's father, Abraham Gehman (d. 1792), a preacher at Rockhill.

The donor received the book from minister J. C. Clemens of Plains, though it is unknown where J. C. got the book. His son James was married to a descendant of Samuel Gehman, Eva Moyer Clemens (1918-1987). It's also possible that J. C. Clemens received the book from minister Clinton Landis, who lived on the farm at Rockhill where Samuel Gehman had lived.
Object ID # 1985.21.1
Source Gift of John L. Ruth
Call # Rare 252 Den 1739
People Bechtel, Samuel, d. 1802 (Rockhill Twp)
Gehman, Abraham, d. 1792 (Rockhill Twp)
Gehman, Samuel, 1767-1845 (Rockhill Twp)