Religious tolerance and economic opportunity, we have it all


Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn. The land was granted to Penn by King Charles II, as he owed a debt to Penn's Father. Penn was a Quaker, and unlike most Quakers of modest means, he was wealthy. Despite his wealth, Penn was jailed several times in England before coming to America.

A New Home

Reaching Pennsylvania after years of religious prosecution was by far the most relieving. We were free to pursue whatever enterprise pleased us and was most profitable for our families. We were given much room build our own communities, as many of us congregated with individuals from our own cultures and countries. It was never uncommon for languages to vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.