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Christopher Sower
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1721
Death: Aug. 26, 1784

Publisher. Religious Figure. Born in Witgenstein, Germany, he was the son of Christopher Sower, the elder (also spelled Saur and Sauer), and came to America at the age of three. He became a student of Christopher Dock. As the younger Sower grew, his father continued to supervise the German printing in the firm, but he put his son in charge of the works printed in English. Sower was the first to cast typeface in the America. From 1772 on, Sower publications were printed on American-made paper with American-made type. Saur was a church elder, and a co-founder of Germantown Academy. He was required to take a loyalty oath to Pennsylvania, but declined on religious grounds. In 1778, as a result of his not taking a loyalty oath to the new government, his possessions were forfeit, and he lost all that he owned. Despite his loyalty to America, the young country was still having problems puzzling out how far individuality was to be respected. His son, David Sower, continued the family publishing tradition. 
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  Christopher Sower (1693 - 1758)
  David Sower (1764 - 1835)*
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Methacton Mennonite Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Aug 26, 2006
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