Thomas R. Brendle Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
relating to Pennsylvania-German folklore, poetry, and literature (1880-1938) and to the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pa. (1931-1950). Pluse a folk song in the Pennsylvania German Dialect. The title is translated in 2 ways, first, "Dady's Gay Boy," theme taken from record #20, recorded by Rev. Thomas R. Brendel and Wm. S. Troxell; second, "Dady's Jovial Boy," arranged for 4 C flutes with music by G. Pretz. Both were transcribed and arranged by H.H. McHose. 1 linear ft.
- Brendle, Thomas R. (Thomas Royce) (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Thomas Royce Brendle was born on Sept. 15, 1889, in Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, Pa. He attended local public schools and entered Albright College in 1908. The following year he transferred to Franklin and Marshall College where he completed his undergraduate education. He then entered the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in Lancaster, graduating in 1911. Soon after graduation, Brendle began ministry work at a church mission in Abilene, Kan. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1913 to be pastor of the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Montgomery County. He remained in Montgomery County until 1926 when he was assigned to the Egypt Reformed Church of Lehigh County as pastor. During most of his adult life, Brendle researched and collected Pennsylvania-German folklore which he housed in numerous notebooks and scrapbooks. Thomas Royce Brendle died on Sept. 1, 1966 in Allentown, Pa.
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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera.
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