Elsie Singmaster (1878 - 1958)
Elsie Singmaster was born in 1879 in Schuylkill Haven. This novelist and children’s book writer would be most closely associated with the town of Macungie in Lehigh County. A great number of her 42 books concerned the Pennsylvania Germans and presenting them in a fair light. Singmaster would receive the “Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania” award in her latter years in recognition of her contributions to Pennsylvania’s heritage. Singmaster died in 1958.
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