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Subject: [ORIGINAL-13] Strawberry Alley:
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:17:04 EDT

Well well, I just visited old City this year and walked the oldest street in
America still in existence, but today pedestrian only, it is Elfreth's Alley.
And a couple blocks south near Penns Landing, I remember a Strawberry st.
that runs north & south. I just brought it up on google map and it shows as
between Market & Chestnut, and 2nd & 3rd, but only runs one block. This might
be the remnants of Strawberry Alley???? This is of note to the original 13, as
I also have found some of Abraham Tunes & Beatrix Boetzen Luckens
descendents thru their son Anthony Tunis, were merchants in this part of Philly between
the Revolutionary and American Civil Wars.

In a message dated 7/21/2008 9:01:36 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

and they don't have a Strawberry Alley. Why is this of note to the
Original-13, you ask? Well, I saw a tantalizing bit in the Staatsbote
microfilm long ago. I wrote it down and transferred it to my notes for
Jan Lukens (Lucken) As you can see I wrote to the list once already, and
our own beer lover didn't know where it was then.

> 9 Apr 1777 Staatsbote Newspaper, Philadelphia quoted in LDS film #
> 21591 "German Settlers in PA," amongst bunch of tombstone transcripts.
> Philip Wiltberger moved to "old well known house in Strawberry Alley,
> Philadelphia, where late Johann Lukens kept an inn & he will continue
> the inn." [G Stackhouse 29 Sep 2000 "I'll have to look for Strawberry
> Alley. It is (was) probably down in the old city."]

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