Faire Greene — The History of Greene Township
Immigrant families from Germany and other European countries began settling along the South and East Branches of Wallenpaupack Creek in the early 1800s, establishing farms, shops, schools, churches and post offices, thereby creating the first small villages in what would be Greene and Dreher Townships.
The Newfoundland Settlement and the Moravian Church Mission
In the 1830s a hardy group of German immigrants banded together to form a settlement along the banks of the Wallenpaupack Creek in what was then Sterling Township, Wayne County. They built a church in the wilderness and called it Hoffenthal, or Hopedale, a name that reflected their hopes and dreams for a new life in the New World.