Some 42 Germans of the German Reformed faith settled along the Rapidan River on the Virginia frontier during the reign of Queen Anne in 1714.
By 1720, the congregation, among the earliest Europeans to settle in what is Fauquier County today, moved to “Germantown” near present day Crockett Park. Mr. Wheat is a descendant of Rev. Henry Haeger, Germanna’s colonial pastor, and of Germanna’s Rector and Fishback families.
Contact Fauquier Heritage Institute program Co-chairs, Mrs. Paula Johnson, (540) 341-7019, or Mrs. Jackie Lee, (540) 347-0607, for more information on the lecture series or to volunteer.