The Frank R. Diffenderffer Collection contains documents collected by Mr. Diffenderffer. These documents are primarily from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and include letters, legal and court papers, indentures, receipts, property and probate records, and financial and military papers. The people and businesses represented include George Ross, Jasper Yeates, A. Herr Smith, Timothy Matlack, Mount Hope Furnace, and the Lancaster, Elizabethtown & Middletown Turnpike Road Company.
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 23 September 2021.
The Auto Racing Collection contains photocopies of photographs of race car drivers, newspaper articles, advertisements, and programs related to auto racing at Lancaster County speedways. The items include a history of auto racing in Lancaster County, information about J. Earl Way, and an article about a benefit for the Williams Grove Old-Timers Association.
J. Earl Way (1907-1997) of Salunga, Pennsylvania was a barber, dance instructor, and local band leader. He was also involved in auto racing, was a race promoter at Landisville Speedway, and wrote articles about racing for several newspapers. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/43953963/obituary-for-j-earl-way-aged-89/
Processed and finding aid prepared by AS, 1999. Finding aid typed by KS, March 2013. Added to database 25 September 2021.
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
East End School, Conestoga. Teacher, George Lawrence. Students are: Front row, left to right: Wesley Warfel, Charles Kneisley, Olive Trissler, Elizabeth Markley, Ruth Martin, Mary Markley, Mary Sickman, Ruth Sickman, Hattie Hallman, Olive Markley, Arthur Mattin, John Trissler, Ira Hallman. Second row, left to right: Clarence Wade, Paul Hollow, William Hallman, Jacob Hallman, Clarence Hollow, Elmer Markley, Lloyd Kline, Ira Markley, Warren Sickman, Harry Kneisley,Maris Warfel, Cyrus Biechler, Paul Biechler. Back row, left to right: Grace Benedict, Edna Kreider, Reba Wade, Martha Trissler, George Lawrence, Margaret Beichler, Camilla Beichler, Emily Biechler, Sara Trissler, Mabel Hallman.