Table of Contents for The Exile Herald

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Report of the Initial Meeting of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles,
Held in the Assembly Hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 1921
List of Officers and Committees – pg 3
Report of the Initial Meeting of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles – pgs 4-16

The Exile Herald, Volume 1, Number 1, February 1924
How This Started
Next Meeting at Pennsburg
Schwenkfelder Descendant on the Job
Re-elect Three Governors
New Members Accepted
Books Still Available
In the Library

The Exile Herald, Volume 1, Number 2, May 1924
Our Next Meeting May 11
See This Painting
Paid Back Dues
Come Anyway
Dr. Johnson Sick
Brief Notes

The Exile Herald, Volume 1, Number 3, September 1924
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 2
The Heritage of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, by Samuel K. Brecht, Litt.D. – pgs 3-8
A List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, September 1, 1924 – pgs 9-12

The Exile Herald, Volume 1, Number 4, November 1924
The Fall Meeting
The Year Book Issue
More Members
News Notes
Job for Someone
New Members

The Exile Herald, Volume 1, Number 5, February 1924 (this should be Volume 2, Number 1, February 1925)
Plan for May Meeting
Oldest Member?
Five Years Old
New Members
Cash Grows
Brief Notes

The Exile Herald, Volume 2, Number 2, May 1925
Visit Pennsburg Again
Wants to Get In
Still Searching
We Break into Print
Brief Items

The Exile Herald, Volume 2, Number 3, September 1925
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 3
List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, September 1, 1925 – pgs 5-8
Caspar Schwenkfeld and the Schwenkfelders in Pennsylvania, by Prof. Wm. J. Hinke of Auburn Theological Seminary – pgs 9-18
The Job of Being an Ancestor, by Benj. H. Ludlow – pgs 19-21
Balzer Hoffman (1687-1775), by Rev. H. K. Heebner – pgs 22-32

  • His Early Life
  • The Roman Mission
  • The Embassy to Vienna
  • Vienna – September 16, 1723
  • The General Flight to Saxony
  • The Flight to America
  • In Conclusion

The Exile Herald, Volume 2, Number 4, November 1925
Like a Copy?
New Members
Friday, the Twentieth
Interest Persists
More or Less Personal
Come This Time

The Exile Herald, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1926
Officers and Board of Governors – inside front cover
Schwenkfelder News – pgs 2-4

  • Pageant in May
  • Judge Miller Hit High Note
  • Visit Ancestral Home
  • George Heebner Was a Soldier
  • Recent New Members
  • Minute on the Death of Mrs. Linwood L. Righter
  • In Memoriam

Address of Dr. Anders – pg 5
Penn’s First Charter, by Franklin Spencer Edmonds – pgs 6-12
The School System of The Early Schwenkfelders, by Dr. O. S. Kriebel – pgs 13-24

  • Establishing of a School Fund and Schools
  • The Nature and Purpose of the Schools to Be Established
  • The Schools in Operation
  • The So-Called Hosensack Academy
  • Text Books Used, Subjects Taught, Etc.
  • Points to Be Noted in Conclusion

The Exile Herald, Volume 3, Number 2, May 1926
Working on Pageant
Joins Board
Deaths During the Past Year
New Members
Want a Bus?
Souvenir Booklet

The Exile Herald, Volume 3, Number 3, June 5, 1926
From Silesia to Pennsburg 1726-1926: The Story of the Migration of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles in Pictures
as Presented by Members of the Society of The Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles at Pennsburg, PA, June 5, 1926
Officers  and Board of Governors – pg 3
A Pageant of Schwenkfelder History – pgs 4-5
Scene I:  A Silesian Home in 1726 – pgs 6-7
Scene II:  Church Attendance Is Required – pgs 8-10
Scene III:  Appeal to the Emperor Charles VI at Vienna for Toleration – pgs 11-13
Scene IV:  The Jesuits Start Persecution – pgs 14-16
Scene V:  The Flight from Silesia – pgs 17-21
Scene VI:  Signing the Oath of Allegiance – Court House, Philadelphia, September 23, 1734 – pgs 22-24
Scene VII:  The First Gedaechtnisz Tag Celebration, Philadelphia, September 24, 1734 – pgs 25-26
Scene VIII:  The Heintze Correspondence – The Decree of Frederick The Great – pgs 27-29
Scene IX:  The Early Schwenkfelder Schools – Origin of the Correspondence Schools – pgs 30-32
Scene X:  Professions and Vocations as Represented by the Exile Descendants – pgs 33-35

The Exile Herald, Volume 3, Number 4, December 1926 (this should be November 1926)
The Next Meeting
She’ll Tell Later
Brief Notes
Article by Dr. Anders
Dr. Herrick’s Book Published
New Members

The Exile Herald, Volume 4, Number 1, February 1926 (this should be 1927)
Mr. Alexander Dies
Josephus Roberts
Still Hunting
Birthday Present
Next at Valley Forge
Out of Debt
Copies Available
Society Button
A Suggestion

The Exile Herald, Volume 4, Number 2, May 1927
Chance for Writers
An Interview
Valley Forge Next
Brief Notes
H. Wilson Stahlnecker

The Exile Herald, Volume 4, Number 3, October 1927
Next Meeting November 18th
H. Wilson Stahlnecker
Entertained General
Big Income for Uncle Sam
The Inner Circle
Thrilled Hearers
To China
Judge Porter’s Ancestor

The Exile Herald, Volume 4, Number 4, December 1927
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 5, Number 1, February 1928
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Schwenkfelder News – pgs 2-3

  • This Issue
  • Henry S. Kriebel
  • Dr. Anders Honored
  • Miss Mary Wagener Schott
  • Mrs. Emma Goettelmann
  • Brief Items

The Strife for Individuality, by Judge Joseph Buffington, President Judge of the U. S. Circuit Court, Philadelphia – pgs 4-7
At Valley Forge – pgs 8-13

  • By Dr. J. M. Anders
  • By Dr. W. Herbert Burk
  • By Judge William H. Kirkpatrick

The Schwenkfelders and Frederick the Great, by Hon. Chester N. Farr, Esq., of the Philadelphia Bar – pgs 14-20
A List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1928 – pgs 21-24

The Exile Herald, Volume 5, Number 2, May 1928 – Come to the Spring Meeting at Salford
Why Salford?
Brief Items
More Deaths
Society Emblems Ready

The Exile Herald, Volume 5, Number 3, October 1928
Exiles to Gather for Fall Meeting
New Board Member
Brief Items
Pins for Sale
Any New Members?

The Exile Herald, Volume 5, Number 4, December 1928
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 6, Number 1, February 1929
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Exile News – pgs 3-4

  • Life Membership for $50
  • Women to Hunt Members
  • Recent New Members
  • Loan Is Repaid
  • June 1, Collegeville
  • We Are Late

William Wagener Porter:  In Memoriam, by Dr. James M. Anders – pgs 5-7
Two “Remarks”, by Judge Porter – pgs 8-11
Reformers by Force – and by Practice, by Hon. John Weaver – pgs 12-15
List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1929 – pgs 17-20

The Exile Herald, Volume 6, Number 2, May 1929
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 6, Number 3, October 1929
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 6, Number 4, December 1929
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 7, Number 1, February 1930
Some Characteristics of the Immigration to the Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, by Herman V. Ames, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania – pgs 1-8

  • Penn Advertised for Settlers
  • Terrible Sickness Among Immigrants
  • Three Periods of German Migration
  • Famine Drove Irish Here
  • Squatters by the Thousands
  • British Prisoners Sent to America

Ancestry and Civilization, by President George L. Omwake, Ursinus College – pgs 9-12

  • No Ancestral Urge in Tainted Wealth
  • We Must Maintain the Home

List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1930 – pgs 13-16
Officers and Board of Governors

The Exile Herald, Volume 7, Number 2, May 1930
To Visit Three Cemeteries
Wise and Otherwise

The Exile Herald, Volume 7, Number 3, October 1930
Fall Meeting, November 21
Two New Members
Life Membership, $50
A Tablet a Year?
All Aboard for Silesia!
Any Dues Due?

The Exile Herald, Volume 7, Number 4, December 1930
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 8, Number 1, February 1931
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
The Importance of Preserving Traditions, by Josiah H. Penniman, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D., Provost of the University of Pennsylvania – pgs 3-5
Early German Newspapers in Pennsylvania, by Herman L. Collins, Inquirer’s Girard – pgs 6-11
List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1931 – pgs 12-15

The Exile Herald, Volume 8, Number 2, May 1931
Dr. Anders Has Resigned
Another Pilgrimage June 6

The Exile Herald, Volume 8, Number 3, October 1931
To Honor Dr. Anders
New President Elected
Who Was Your Ancestor?
Dr. Comfort to Speak

The Exile Herald, Volume 9, Number 1, February 1932
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
A Review of the Work of the Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles During Its First Decennium, by J. M. Anders, M.D., LL.D. – pgs 3-16
William Penn and His Attitude Toward Peace, by William Wistar Comfort, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., President, Haverford College – pgs 17-24
List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1932 – pgs 25-28

The Exile Herald, Volume 9, Number 2, May 1932
An Evening of Music
New Officers
Dr. Anders Honored
Membership Dues
Honored David Rittenhouse

The Exile Herald, Volume 9, Number 3, October 1932
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 10, Number 1, February 1933
Officers and Board of Governors
The Folk Art of the Pennsylvania Dutch, by Cornelius Weygandt, Ph.D., Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania – pgs 1-12

  • Rich Culture in Domestic Arts
  • Bit of Fractur Framed
  • Tulips and Birds on Pottery
  • Basketry is Still Practiced
  • Some Blacksmiths Still Working
  • Joy of Collector is Supreme
  • Festivals Survive

Early Religious Poets Among the Schwenkfelders, by Helen Shultz Cook – pgs 13-21

  • Proficient in Greek, Latin, Hebrew
  • Sudermann Most Prolific
  • Author of 2500 Hymns
  • Physician Writes History of Reformation
  • Basis of First Hymn Book
  • Led in Printed Collection
  • Began Writing Before He Was 18

List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1933 – pgs 21-24

The Exile Herald, Volume 10, Number 2, May 1933
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 10, Number 3, October 1933
(if it exists, we are missing this issue – if anyone has a copy that they would like to donate or that we can scan, please let us know.)

The Exile Herald, Volume 11, Number 1, March 1934
Plans for Our Great Celebration – pgs 1-2
Plan to Join the Pilgrimage – pg 2
Exiles Will Place Tablet – pg 2
We Accept the Invitation of Frederick the Great – pg 4
Dr. Jones at Coming Meeting – pg 4
List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1934 – pgs 5-8
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 8

Schwenkfelder Bicentennial Services – Commemorating:  The arrival at Philadelphia of the followers of Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig (1489-1561); The Affirmation of Allegiance; The First Thanksgiving Day, September 22, 23, 24 – 1734

  • Saturday, September 22, 1934, 2 p.m., Program:  Commemorating the Landing of the Schwenkfelders, 1731-1737, Pier 10, South Wharves, P.R.R., Delaware Avenue and Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
  • Saturday, September 22, 1934, 3 p.m., Program:  Commemorating the Arrival of the Schwenkfelders in Philadelphia, 1734, Friends Meeting House, Fourth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia.
  • Sunday, September 23, 1934, 10 a.m., Worship Service, Palm Schwenkfelder Church.
  • Sunday, September 23, 1934, 2 p.m., Program:  Choral Service – The “Messiah” – Handel, Palm Schwenkfelder Church.
  • Sunday, September 23, 1934, 7:30 p.m., Program:  Young People’s Service, Palm Schwenkfelder Church.
  • Members of the United Schwenkfelder Choir
  • Monday, September 24, 9:30 a.m., Program:  The Two Hundredth Consecutive Annual Memorial Day, Towamencin Schwenkfelder Church.
  • Schwenkfelder Bicentennial Committee

The Exile Herald, Volume 12, Number 1, March 1935
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Governor Hartranft, Schwenkfeldian, by James M. Anders, M.D., LL.D. – pgs 3-10

  • Led Early Volunteers
  • Elected Governor in 1873
  • Stressed Education of Young
  • Was Founder of Savings Banks

The Eternal Gospel, by Rufus Jones, Ph.D., D.D. – pgs 11-13

  • Efforts to Suppress Gospel of Spirit
  • Schwenckfeld Longed to See Church of the Spirit

List of the Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1935 – pgs 13-16

The Exile Herald, Volume 13, Number 1, April 1936
Officer and Board of Governors – pg 1
Henry J. Stager, 1842-1919 (picture) – pg 2
Valley Forge and the Schwenkfelders, by Samuel K. Brecht, Litt.D. – pgs 3-11
List of Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1936 – pgs 12-15

The Exile Herald, Volume 14, Number 1, May 1937
James M. Anders, Special Number – pg 1
James M. Anders (picture) – pg 2
James M. Anders – In Memoriam, by Samuel K. Brecht, Litt.D. – pgs 3-30

  • Ancestry
  • Publications
  • Medical Historian
  • Fund to Promote Public Health
  • Public Health Day
  • Anti-Noise Campaign
  • Better Homes and Housing
  • Home Teaching Society for the Blind
  • The Medico-Chirurgical Graduate School of Medicine
  • Honored by Many Mayors
  • Scholastic Honors
  • Honored by French Government
  • Public Testimonials
  • Education for Citizenship
  • Perkomen School
  • Connection with Ursinus College
  • Dr. Anders and President Omwake
  • The Woman’s Medical College
  • Obesity and Its Treatment
  • Drexel Biddle Bible Class
  • Connection With the Schwenkfelder Church
  • The Schwenkfeldian
  • The Corpus Schwenckfeldianorum
  • The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families
  • The Exile Society
  • Origin of the Society of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles
  • Meditations in Verse
  • Growing Old
  • Side Lights
  • Methodical Method of Living

“The Exiles” by James M. Anders, M.D. – pg 30
Early Days and Later Days, by Norman Egbert McClure, President of Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA – pgs 31-34
Dr. James M. Anders – Physician, by Francis Ashley Faught, M.D., President, Philadelphia County Medical Society, Philadelphia, PA – pgs 35-37
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 37
Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1937 – pgs 38-41
Work – Meditations in Verse; Mitchell; Browning – pg 42

The Exile Herald, Volume 15, Number 1, March 1938
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Conrad Weiser (Picture) – pg 2
Conrad Weiser – A Perplexed Christian, by Arthur D. Graeff, M.S., Ed.D. – pgs 3-15

  • Weiser as Colonial Agent
  • Early Life of Weiser
  • Migration to Pennsylvania
  • Reed’s Church
  • “Tulpehocken Confusion”
  • Ephrata Cloisters
  • Weiser and the Schwenkfelders
  • Survey of Weiser’s Religious Background
  • Weiser and the Moravians
  • Arrival of Muhlenberg
  • Weiser’s Return to Lutheranism

Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, January 1, 1938 – pgs 16-19

The Exile Herald, Volume 16, Number 1, March 1940
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Content of the Schwenkfelder Historical Library, by Rev. Lester K. Kriebel – List of Books Exhibited After the Address – pgs 3-9
Germans in Pennsylvania, by Richard Harrison Shryock, Ph.D., Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania – pgs 10-15
Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, February 1, 1940 – pgs 16-19

The Exile Herald, Volume 17, Number 1, March 1941
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
The Central Idea of the Spiritual Reformers, by Rufus M. Jones, D.D. – pgs 3-8
Conrad Beissel and His Community of Mystics at Ephrata, by The Rev. Walter C. Klein – pgs 9-18
Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, April 1, 1941 – pgs 19-22

The Exile Herald, Special Issue, Spring 1942
Announcing the Spring Meeting – pg 1
Hark to Ann Hark – pg 1
Deceased Members – pg 1
President’s [Caroline M. Huber] Message – pg 2
Treasured Receipts [Recipes/Cookery] – pg 3
S.O.S.  The Membership Committee Needs Help! – pg 4
Revision of Constitution – pgs 4-5
Here and There With Exiles – pg 5

The Exile Herald, Volume 18, Number 1, April 1945
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
Influences of William Penn, by Dr. William W. Comfort – pgs 3-12
Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, April 1, 1945 – pgs 13-16

The Exile Herald, no Volume or Number, March 1946 (probably Volume 19, Number 1)
Officers and Board of Governors – pg 1
The Democracy Which They Preferred, by Ralph Cooper Hutchison, President, Lafayette College – pgs 3-11

  • We Can Learn From Other Nations
  • Democracy is Often Short-Lived
  • Financial Gain From Government is Fatal
  • Marshal Votes for Income

Members – Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, March 1, 1946 -pgs 12-16

The Exile Herald, Volume 20, March 1950
Plans for new Schwenkfelder Library

The Exile Herald, Membership Issue, January 1954
Letter by Andrew S. Berky, Secretary-Treasurer
Board of Governors
List of Members of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles

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