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Ask the State to Acquire the Land at Zeller Fort (Continued From paw Oo«) on the 140-acre (arm of Ephralm firb; one-halt mile south ot Sheridan station, In Lebanon county, about three miles from Womolsdorf. Rev. Milton F. Kllngaman, pastor if Trinity (Tulpohocken) Reformed Church, offered the opening prayer. Then President Zeller read letters ot regrot from Doctor Thomas L. Montgomery, librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Dr. Ooimghuo, state historical librarian; ilov. Clifford Plnchot and former SOT, Edwin S. Stauart, who wore un- ;ib!e to accept invitations to be present. A Lineal Descendant Mrs. Robert Lowrle, of Philadelphia, lineal descendant of Franz Zeller, Revolutionary hero, presented, on behalf of the Zellor family, a stand of colors. The beautiful (lag and staff was accepted by Gabriel II. Moyer, of Lebanon, national ^resident of tho P. 0, 8, of A., who in turn submitted It to tho keeping of David 'L Erb, farmer, who lives on tho premises, with tho Injunction 10 protect the old fort, preserve the flag and display It at the arrow- scarred structure on all anniversary days. Then President Zeller presented Mr. Moyer, on behalf of tho Zeller family, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, whose father, Modecal Lincoln dwelt in the Tulpehocken region, and also a relief map ot tho battle of Gettysburg. Rov, George Linn KloKer, of Uoaodale, L. I., statistical secretary of the Lutheran Church of America; George S. Schock, of Sellnsgrova, and Uev. Kllngaman furnished additional data in connection with the family history, some of It based on old rocorde. The benediction that closed the Interesting program was given by Rev, H, B. Kldd, pastor of Xlon's Lutheran Church, Wonifls- dorf. A rcRoluMcn was adopted providing for the holding of a Jailer fuiuily reunion unnu&lly nt Zeller Fort on tho Saturday preceding the annual roae festival at Trinity (Tulpe- hockca) Reformed Church, which takes place every year ou tlie second Sunday In June. Hy far tun most Important action taken at the meeting was Ow ndop- tion of a resolution presentud by M, Holler, ailing upon (lie of Pennsylvania to appropriate funds to be expended In i acquiring tho western half of the jiiouth Mountain, to be perumueotly | preserved from spoliation tnd to bo ;enjoyed by future generation as a {public monument to the deeds, traditions and valor of tha curly Till- nehocken settlers. Itoll Struck »00 After tho customary ringing ot the {church bell at 8 A. in., announcing ;ih« Sunday morning servlcce, the tolling hammer, which nag never .been uteri, was ilruck 200 times, | significant of the 800 years that have passed elnce tha settlement ot the community in 1793, The speaker for the occasion was Ray, Pr, J, A, W ,Haa>, president of MunUnberg College, Alloutowii, MstliUs P, MolUr, mikor ot tbt organ, and president ot tho American Ansocla- (ton of Pips Own Builders, perton* ally hinM ovor tbo k»Mc is? or-

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 02 Jul 1923, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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