In 1729, Conrad brought his wife, Anna Eve and their children to the Tulpehocken Valley and settled on 200 arces of land.
Conrad and Anna had 14 children, 7 lived until adulthood.
Conrad, besides being a farmer, tanner and businessman, was hired to guide the Pennsylvania Indian Policy. He received a commission of Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st. Batatalion, Pennsylvanis Regiment.
Conrad Weiser served as magistrate of Lancaster County and helped lay out the City of Reading in 1748. In 1752, he helped establish Berks County and was the President Judge until his death. Mr. Weiser died on July 13, 1760.
In 1907, a storm and fire damaged the Weiser Homestead. The owners considered bulldozing or dynamiting the house.
IN MEMORY OF COL. CONRAD WEISER
PIONEER, SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT, JUDGE.
AS INTERPIETER AND INDIAN AGENT, HE NEGOTIATED EVERY TREATY FROM 1732 UNTIL NEAT THE CLOSE IF FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR.
THE WEISER BUILDING, WHERE HE OFTEN MET THE INDIANS IN CONFERENCE, WAS ERECTED BY HIM ON THIS SIGHT 1751.
BORN IN GERMANY IN 1696, ARRIVED IN BERKS IN 1729. DIED IN 1760 NEAR WOMELSDORF, WHERE HIS REMAINS ARE BURIED. HIS UNSWEARING HONESTY SET A SHINING EXAMPLE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY, THIS TABLET WAS ERRECTED BY THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF THE COUNTY.
A HEWN-LOG BUILDING ERECTED ON THIS SITE ABOUT 1750; OPERATED UNTIL 1760 BY CONRAD WEISER, DISTINGUISHED PIONEER SETTLER, TREATY MAKER, INDIAN AGENT AND INTERPRETER, AND FIRST BERKS COUNTY LAY JUDGE.
OF BERKS COUNTY
OF RED MEN
DEGPEE OF POCAHONTAS
OF BERKS COUNTY PENNA
The Rev. married one of Conrad Weiser's daughters.