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    Northampton County ; Fort Hannes aka Old Fort

    Not realy a 1750's French & Indian war fort but this Intresting lead is in the
    Frontier Forts of PA Book from 1898.

    Looks like a Good Kreidersville Lead to me.
    If the area isn't a Shopping mall now.

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    Nov 2005
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    Re: Northampton County ; Fort Hannes aka Old Fort

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb...ts/forts08.txt
    Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania.

    Vol. 1, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, 1916, Pg. 164-174.

    ..........................................I feel that the story of
    "The Old Fort" should be here told, to prevent any
    future liability to error, which, I saw, was already
    beginning to creep in, with the lapse of years. Those in
    the neighborhood, of whom I enquired concerning this
    building, all knew of it. They were unanimous in saying
    that it was very old, that it most likely was built
    prior to the Indian War, and, whilst they knew nothing
    of its history, they thought it had probably been used
    as a fort at that time. It stood on the road to
    Siegfrieds, one-half mile west of Lerch's bridge across
    the Hockendauqua, at Kreidersville. They referred me,
    however, to Mr. Samuel Lerch, at the bridge, for more
    complete information. I found Mr. Lerch to be an
    intelligent gentleman, about 70 years old, who was more
    than usually well read on matters pertaining to the
    Indian Wars. I immediately made known my errand to him.
    Yes! he was well acquainted with the story and location
    of "Fort Hannes," and then a smile came over his face as
    he added that he was certain it never played any part in
    the local history of the Indian troubles. He went on to
    explain that a couple named "Hannes" or "Hanus" lived in
    it when he was a boy, who did not bear very good
    characters and who frequently had rather rough
    gatherings in the house. On this account the boys, of
    whom he was one, nicknamed it "The Old Fort." The "boys"
    have grown up and died off, but the name still remains,
    although, the reason for giving it and the time when
    given, have been forgotten. In fact my extensive inquiry
    throughout the locality may have originated a belief
    that "The Old Fort" was indeed an old "Indian Fort". Had
    it not been for Mr. Lerch, I would have been deceived
    myself, and, as I have previously said, I deem it worthy
    to here insert my experience as a safeguard for the
    future.


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