Harry Hess Reichard

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Harry Hess Reichard (1878–August 26, 1956) was a Pennsylvania German writer and scholar.

Reichard was born in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania in the United States.[1] In 1901, he graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In 1911, he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

From 1924 to 1948, Reichard was a professor of German at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.[1] He also portrayed the character of Der Assabe Mumbauer on the popular Pennsylvania German dialect radio program, Assabe and Sabina from 1944 to 1955.[1]

For his work, Reichard was awarded a citation by the Pennsylvania German Society in 1950.[1]


  • Pennsylvania-German Dialect Writings and their Writers (1918)
  • Pennsylvania German Verses (1940)


  • Rosenberger, Homer Tope (1966). The Pennsylvania Germans: 1891-1965. Lancaster, PA: Pennsylvania German Society. OCLC 1745108. 


  1. ^ a b c d Rosenberger, p. 248