Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760

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Indian agent. Full name: Johann Conrad Weiser. Also known as John Conrad Weiser.

From the description of Conrad Weiser correspondence, 1756-1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981334

Conrad Weiser was a Berks County farmer, tanner and president-judge who served as a colonial Indian agent and interpreter as well as Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the First Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment during the French and Indian War.

From the description of Papers, 1741-1783 (inclusive), 1741-1760, 1783 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441203

Prominent colonial Pennsylvania Indian agent and interpreter.

In 1748, on the English colonies' first official overture to the Indians west of the Alleghany Mountains, Weiser journeyed with George Croghan and Andrew Montour on behalf of Pennsylvania to Logstown on the Alleghany River. There the men met and formed an alliance with the various western tribes that was intended to counteract French influence in the Ohio region.

From the description of A journal of the proceedings of Conrad Weiser : on his journey to Ohio with a message & present from the government of Pensilvania to the Indians there, 1748 Aug. 11 - Oct. 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36016743

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referencedIn Penn, William, 1644-1718. Records of the proprietary government, 1629-1828. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Minutes of Indian treaties and conferences, 1721-1760, [n.d.]., 1721-1760 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn New York (State) 18th-century letters and documents, 1685-1790 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn The life of John Conrad Weiser : the German pioneer, patriot, and patron of two races, 1899 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn John Christopher Schwab family papers, 1767-1925 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Forbes, John, 1707-1759. Papers of John Forbes [manuscript], 1755-1759. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Schwab, John Christopher, 1865-1916. John Christopher Schwab family papers, 1767-1925 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania. Council on Indian Affairs (Easton, Pa.). Minutes, 1757. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775, 1737-1775 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Indian papers, 1746-1878. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Bradford, William, 1663-1752. Dorothy Merriman Schall papers, 1686-1897. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Manuscripts on Indian affairs, 1755-1792, [n.d.], 1755-1792 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Weiser, C. Z. (Clement Zwingli), 1830-1898. The life of John Conrad Weiser : the German pioneer, patriot, and patron of two races, 1899. American Primers
referencedIn Wallace, Paul A. W. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1967. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Christian Busse letter to Colonel Conrad Weiser, 1758 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760. Conrad Weiser correspondence, 1756-1758. Library of Congress
referencedIn Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library). The importance of attaching the Indian tribes to the British interest : essay, [ca. 1760]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760. Papers, 1741-1783 (inclusive), 1741-1760, 1783 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library). Copy of some conferences held with the Indians : Philadelphia, 1756 Apr. 19-23. Newberry Library
referencedIn Thompson, Jonah. Collection, 1683-1854. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Gregg, David McMurtrie, 1833-1916. Papers of David McMurtrie Gregg, 1716-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Walking Purchase of Pennsylvania. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Logan, Maria Dickinson, 1857-1939,. Family papers, 1671-1890. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Provincial Council,. Report of the Commissioners to the Albany Congress : ms., 1754 Aug. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Nead, Frank B. Documents, 1663-1866. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773. Papers, 1733-1771. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760. A journal of the proceedings of Conrad Weiser : on his journey to Ohio with a message & present from the government of Pensilvania to the Indians there, 1748 Aug. 11 - Oct. 2. Newberry Library
referencedIn Penn, John, 1700-1746. ALS, 1737 January 30 : London, Eng. to Thomas Penn / John Penn, Richard Penn. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Black, William, 1720-1782. Diary, 1744 [photoprint]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Bradford, William, 1755-1795. Manuscripts on Indian affairs, 1737-1775, [n.d.]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Northamton County (Pa.) papers, ca. 1682-1887. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Timothy Horsfield Papers, 1684, 1733-1771 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Woods, Lawrence C., Jr., 1900-1990. Collection 1743-1801. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
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Fort Henry (Pa.)
United States
Diplomatic History
Indians of North America--History--18th century--Sources
Native America
Indians of North America--Pennsylvania
Indians of North America--Treaties
Social Life and Customs
Manuscripts, American
Pennsylvania History
Delaware Indians
Braddock's campaign, 1755
Shawnee Indians
Pennsylvania--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Seven Years' War
Indian agents--Pennsylvania
Indian agents


Birth 1696-11-02

Death 1760-07-13




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