News-Antique.com - Nov 23,2010 - On December 4, 2010, The Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester, Pennsylvania will be holding their Candlelight Tour of the colonial home. The path to the home will be lit with soft glow candlelights. The Farmstead will be showcasing period music and seasonal decorations.
Peter Wentz Sr. was born about 1680 in Partenheim, Germany and was naturalized in 1730; however, tax records show he was here as early as 1704. He was hired by the English Crown to carry on operations of war at sea, essentially a licensed pirate. His sale of the captured bounty made him a wealthy man. In 1711 the elder Peter Wentz bought a 50 acre tract in Towamencin Township. By 1715 he had acquired three more tracts, bringing his land holdings to 334 acres. By 1738 he owned an additional 656 acres.
His son, Peter Wentz Jr. was born November 19, 1719 in Worcester Township. His father left him 300 acres in the central section of the original 2000 acres. which he began developing by building a stone barn and a log house on that plot in 1744. After Peter Sr.'s death in 1749. Peter Wentz Jr. began to construct a 2 1/2 story, nine room Georgian house which was completed in 1758.