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Pennsylvania Germans, superstitions, immigration, religious sects, Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, social customs, bundling, buried treasure, hauntings, ghosts, witchcraft


A typed thesis paper completed at Franklin and Marshall College entitled, "Folklore of the Pennsylvania Germans", by Isaac Shirk Simons, dated May 20, 1915. Within, Simons covers a range of topics pertaining to Pennsylvania Germans, including history, superstitions, religious sects and witchcraft.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania



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Folklore of the Pennsylvania Germans



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