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Name DeTurk Genealogy
Number of Archive records 7.0
Number of Photo records 1.0

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DeTurk - Letter

Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Kane, former resident on the DeTurk farmstead, replies to a Feb. 16, 1967, inquiry by Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein of HPTBC on property details she may recall. In addition to this one-page letter of March 15, 1967, Mrs. Kane's second sheet is a copy of the original question list submitted by Mrs. Hottenstein. The third page contains Mrs. Kane's replies to the questions. "Letter No. 4" is printed in pencil in the upper right corner. This apparently refers to a series (numbered 1 to 6) of inquiries to various sources about the De Turk property made by Mrs. Hottenstein. Mrs. Hottenstein's original covering letter of February 16, 1967, has not been found.

Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Letter in reply to HPTBC's Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein from Laurence A. De Turk of Kutztown. No copy of the letter from Mrs. Hottenstein has been found. "Letter No. 1" is printed in pencil in the upper right corner. This apparently refers to a series (numbered 1 to 6) of inquiries to various sources about the De Turk property made by Mrs. Hottenstein. The letter covers many aspects of DeTurk genealogy and local history in the area, topgether with details on the properties and buildings involved.

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DeTurk - Report

Report of the Historical Research Committee of the Deturk House Council: the Chairperson was Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein. The report is a comprehensive 20-page summary of the committee's investigations between Oct 1966 and Feb 13, 1970. The report itself is not dated, obviously post -2/13/1970. Subject matter includes details of property history, building construction, chronological list of owners, photos from various time periods, and the question of the building in which the 1742 Moravian Synod was held. Prior to the period of this committee's work, guidelines were established. They are represented in archives record DTTX7--1001.01.014. The entire report is available as a

Image of DeTurk - Booklet

DeTurk - Booklet

Eleven-page booklet (6" w x 9" h) outlining a driving tour of the Oley Valley arranged by The Woman's Club of Oley. Features include: map, one-page introduction, brief histories for 31 sites, and acknowledgements of property owners, tour guides, and tour committee members. DeTurk sites included are the [John] DeTurk "Homestead" [House] (page2) and the Abraham DeTurk Homestead (page 3). image pictured is of cover only. Full text of bookelt can be found under MULTIMEDIA LINKS or additional images.

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DeTurk - Book Excerpt

Publication Source: Pennsylvania German Society, Der Regebogge, Vol. 14 (1980), page 8

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DeTurk - Postcard

Digital image of a tinted postcard print created from a B&W photograph by H. Winslow Fegley, showing a perspective view of the east[right] and south [left] elevations of house. Details shown include: pent roofs, gable hood, gable-end chimney, 19th-century slate roof, doors with later glazed sash, window sash, paneled shutters, stone stoop. Full text on front of card reads as follows: "DE TURCK ANCESTRAL HOME, OLEY VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA. Erected in 1767. Isaac De Turck settled here{1} in 1712. Kiob or Tschoop, The last of the Mohicans was baptized here{2} in 1742 by Moravian Missionaries." In his pioneering essay “Colonial Architecture of the Pennsylvania Germans,” published by