German Beaver County

Willkommen in der Gemeinde New Sewickley


Source: Robert Soucek, A History of Beer Gardens: German Immigration in Pennsylvania

New Sewickley Township History Trivia

In 1890, the New Sewickley Evangelical Lutheran Church donated $9.00 to the Johnstown Flood Relief Committee.  That would be about $307 today.

Source: Johnstown Flood (1890, Pittsburgh, Pa. Citizens’ Relief Committee).

New Sewickley Township

New Sewickley Township was created in 1801 from the original Sewickley Township which was divided, and the remaining land became North Sewickley Township. Eventually, thirteen other boroughs and townships were formed from New Sewickley.

Unionville was a prominent village in the township and was situated where Zelienople Road/Route 68 crosses Brush Creek.

Wallace City was a booming oil town in the 1890’s.

-In the past, the North Shore Railroad serviced Wallace City, the Park brickyard and quarries along Crow’s Run.

-Early post offices in the township were Brush Creek at Unionville, Sunflower, Knob, Lovi and Park Quarries.

-Early churches in the municipality were: Unionville United Methodist, prior to 1842; Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 1873; House of Mercy Lutheran Church, 1878; Burry’s Church, the United Evangelist Protestant St. Johns Congregation, 1855.

Source: Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation