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Collection
David B. Hackman Collection
Title
David B. Hackman Collection
Object ID
MG0072
Date Range
1850-1896
  1 document  
Collection
David B. Hackman Collection
Title
David B. Hackman Collection
Description
Collection contains the original and typed copies of correspondence describing life in the gold fields of California in the 1850s, an account of crossing the desert on the way west, and a journal describing the sea voyage home. Also, two newspaper images relevant to the gold rush and Mr. Hackman's obituary. He sent many letters home to his family in which he related the details of his experience, hardships of finding gold, the high prices and lack of provisions, observations of life in mining towns, his health, and asked for news from home. He also wrote letters to his sweetheart, Harriet B. Miller asking her to write him back, and his uncle, regarding family financial information.
Admin/Biographical History
David Baer Hackman (1827-1896) was the second child of David Heistand Hackman and Susanna Frantz Baer. He was a third cousin, once removed, of Milton Hershey. David left Lancaster in the fall of 1849 with the hope of finding gold in California. In the spring of 1850, he went to Ohio and joined others headed west. They boarded a steamboat in Cincinnati that was bound for St. Louis and then travelled by wagon train to Sacramento City, where they arrived in September 1850. David found enough gold to buy food and supplies, and then had modest success in 1853. In 1854, he decided to return home, this time travelling by steamer and train from San Francisco to New York via Panama.
The adventure of travelling westward and his life in the gold fields of California are described in detail in David's journal and correspondence. He sent many letters home to his family in which he related the details of his experience, hardships, the prices and lack of provisions, observations of life in mining towns, and asked for news from home.
David also wrote to his sweetheart, Harriet B. Miller (1829-1870), the daughter of Adam and Rebecca Miller of Manheim. Although he did not receive any letters from her, they reunited upon his return to Lancaster in 1854 and married soon after. They had one son named Augustus, who became a minister. Harriet passed away in 1870. David later married Ella C. (1851-1907) and they had five children, Frank, Mabel, Harry, Walter, and Edith.
David's obituary shows that he was involved in the grocery, clothing, hat, and shoemaking businesses. In the 1860 Census he is listed as a hatter, and in 1880 as a saloon keeper. He was well-liked and respected in the community. David and Harriet are buried in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.
Date Range
1850-1896
Year Range From
1850
Year Range To
1896
Date of Accumulation
1850-1896
Creator
Hackman, David Baer, 1827-1896
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Hackman, David Baer
Miller, Harriet B.
Hackman, Susanna Frantz Baer
Subjects
Letters
Diaries
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
California
Manheim (Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
California
Correspondence
Diaries
Finding aids
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
Lancaster
Letters
Manheim
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, 52 items, 484 pages to scan, .25 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0072
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original materials in Folder 1, Insert 1 and Folder 3 may not be used. Patrons may use the transcripts provided within this collection.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-72
Classification
MG0072
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by DT, 1999; revised by JK, 2016. Added to database 30 October 2018.
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1849 F021 K
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1849
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0068
People
Kreider, George Sr.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Conestoga Twp.
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1849 F021 K
Box Number
068
Additional Notes
Also widow's allotment.
2 items, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1886 F012 R
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1886
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0104
People
Risse, Philip
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1886 F012 R
Box Number
104
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1882 F006 R
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1882
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0104
People
Risser, Christain
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Elizabeth Twp.
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1882 F006 R
Box Number
104
Additional Notes
May actually be Christian Risser.
1 item, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
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Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Date Range
1844/08
  1 document  
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Date Range
1844/08
Year
1844
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
People
Buch, Elias
Hornberger, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Additional Notes
Fornication and bastardy with Mary Hornberger.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Description Level
Item
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Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1822 F041
Date Range
1822
  1 document  
Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date Range
1822
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1822
Creator
Register of Wills
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Mingel, Francis
Mingel, Esther
Hull, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Place
None
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Probate
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1822 F041
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Mingel, Esther.
Administrator: Hull, William.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Description Level
Item
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Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Object ID
MG0116
Date Range
1805-1984
  1 document  
Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Description
Collection consists largely of information on the descendants of Edward Hand and on the Hand Family Reunion. Contains correspondence, genealogical materials, family charts, photographs, and commemorative booklet 1912, on Lancaster County in the Revolutionary War. Also, three documents concerning the settling of the Hand estate.
Date Range
1805-1984
Year Range From
1805
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1805-1984
Creator
Hand family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Hand, Edward
Lear, Robert H.
Brien, Edward
Brien, Dorothy Hand
Hand, Jasper
Subjects
Genealogy
Family records
Letters
Search Terms
Genealogy
Family records
Family reunions
Rock Ford
Correspondence
Letters
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 27 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0116
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection (MG-116), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Other Numbers
MG-116
Classification
MG0116
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 1 May 2019.
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1841 F010 S
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1841
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0115
People
Sheaffer, Peter
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Warwick Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Object ID
Inv 1841 F010 S
Box Number
115
Additional Notes
Includes widow's allotment.
1 item, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1844 F013 S
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1844
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0115
People
Slick, Jacob
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Ephrata Twp.
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1844 F013 S
Box Number
115
Additional Notes
Includes widow's allotment.
Occupation: merchant.
1 item, 5 pieces
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Charles H. Green
Object ID
Habeas 1885 F018
Date Range
1885
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Charles H. Green
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Date Range
1885
Year
1885
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0015
People
Burkholder, D. K.
Green, Charles H.
Green, Henry
Livingston, John B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: making threatening remarks
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1885 F018
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
015
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Charged with making a threat to harm a man.
Or Green, Henry.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Green, Charles H.
Filed against: Burkholder, D. K. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Habeas corpus.
Return, includes warrant of commitment and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment - contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
568.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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