Elsie Singmaster (Lewars) was an O Henry and Newberry award winning author of short stories and books during the first half of the twentieth century. Singmaster is well known for her stories about the Pennsylvania Germans from whom she descended on her father’s side. A resident of Gettysburg from 1900-1958, she also wrote widely about the Battle of Gettysburg.
John Christian Frederick HeyerJohn Christian Frederick Heyer was the first missionary sent out by Lutherans in America. Born in Germany on July 10, 1793, he came to America in 1807 to escape the Napoleonic wars. He studied theology in Philadelphia and the University