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Collection
Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, Series 2
Title
Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, Series 2
Object ID
MG0268_S02
Date Range
1759-1928
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Collection
Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, Series 2
Title
Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, Series 2
Description
The Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection, Series 2 was carefully curated by Mr. Slaymaker and contains papers dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. This series is primarily composed of correspondence related to business, railroads, legal affairs, and personal matters. The personal letters are rich in details of social history and genealogy. Legal documents include estate papers for the Fleming, Slaymaker, Leech, and Boyd families. The remaining documents include land surveys, receipts, tickets, accounts, bonds, and wills.
System of Arrangement
The Samuel R. Slaymaker II, White Chimneys Collection is divided into six series according to the original order; Series 1, 2 and 4 have been cataloged and are available for research.
Series 1 Trunk: SRS I and Minnie
Series 2 Document Boxes
Series 3 Family Papers
Series 4 Museum Cases and Metal Box
Series 5 Slaymaker Lock Company Records
Series 6 Papers of Samuel R. Slaymaker II
Date Range
1759-1928
Year Range From
1759
Year Range To
1928
Date of Accumulation
1759-1928
Creator
Slaymaker, Samuel Redsecker, 1923-1989
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 07
People
Slaymaker, Amos
Slaymaker, Henry Fleming
Slaymaker, Minnie Louise Cohr
Slaymaker, Samuel Cochran, 1828-1894
Slaymaker, Samuel Redsecker
Other Creators
Slaymaker family
Subjects
African Americans--History
Business records
Court records
Deeds
Family records
Invitation cards
Legal documents
Letters
Postmasters
Railroads--Pennsylvania
Railroads--Records and correspondence
Real property surveys--Pennsylvania
Kinzers (Pa.)
Lancaster County (Pa.)
Salisbury (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township)
Search Terms
Accounts
Business records
Columbia Store
Correspondence
Court records
Deeds
Enslaved persons
Family records
Finding aids
Invitations
Kinzers, Paradise Twp.
Legal documents
Letters
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
Postmasters
Railroads
Railroads, Records and correspondence
Reading and Chesapeake Railroad
Reading and Columbia Railroad Company
Reading, Lancaster and Baltimore Railroad
Real property surveys
Receipts
Salisbury Twp.
White Chimneys
Wilmington and Reading Railroad
Extent
7 boxes, 113 folders, 3.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0268_S02
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
See also Photograph and Object Collections
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
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-268, Series 2
Classification
MG0268
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Added to database 8 August 2022.
Much of this series was microfilmed by the Pennsylvania State Archives. The microfilmed items are noted within the finding aid and the microfilm is available in LancasterHistory's Research Center.
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Collection
McCaa Collection
Title
McCaa Collection
Object ID
MG0281
Date Range
1825-1922
  1 document  
Collection
McCaa Collection
Title
McCaa Collection
Description
The McCaa Collection contains the papers of and collected by the family of James McCaa in northeastern Lancaster County. Among the items are account and ledger books, a physician's visiting book, legal papers, deeds, certificates for commissions, receipts, letters, and estate papers.
Date Range
1825-1922
Year Range From
1825
Year Range To
1922
Date of Accumulation
1825-1922
Creator
McCaa family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Bechard, Philip
Beichey, Abraham
Binney, Horace
Brinton, Edward Penrose
Brooks, E. G.
Brown, Bill
Brumbaugh, Martin G.
Burlingame, Daniel
Cadwalader, John
Cadwalader, Thomas
Compton, George W.
Curtin, Andrew Gregg
Dehaven, Philip
Eberly, A. J.
Eberman, Jacob
Fonts, Martin
Frantz, Joseph
Good, J. J.
Groff, Israel M.
Gundacker, John
Hahl, John N.
Hall, N. Franklin
Hamilton, Andrew
Handwork, George
Hertzler, John
Hohn, Leona J.
Hollinger, Moses
House, N. E.
Jacobs, Harrison B.
Jacobs, William B.
Jenkins, Robert
Johnson, Allen
Johnston, Libbie
Kauffman, S. S.
Kenney, William
Kieffer, Sarah Ann
Kinport, Martin
Kinsers, Saby
Konigmacher, Edwin
Kreider, Isabella
Kurtz, Catharine
Kurtz, Christian
Leaman, George
Lengel, Paul
Levy, William
Groff, Lizzie H.
McCaa, D. Galen
McCaa, David Jenkins
McCaa, James
McCaa, William J.
McGill, I.
McGill, John
Mintzer, Rebecca
Mintzer, William
Nevin, John W.
Packer, William F.
Patts, Clement R.
Robeson, Andrew
Robeson, James J.
Robinson, H. W.
Rohrer, George R.
Royer, George S.
Shurk , Francis R.
Slaymaker, Henry Young
Slaymaker, Stephen Cochran
Smith, Lessie
Snader, A. W.
Sparr, William
Spotts, Jacob
Stephenson, Anna J.
Stoutzenberger, David
Styer, David
Tener, John K.
Trout, Paul
Welch, George
Welch, Ruth Ann
Welsh, George
Welsh, George, Sr.
Wilson, Joseph N.
Winger, Frank
Witman, Amos
Wood, William
Wright, Benjamin
Subjects
Bonds
Business records
Deeds
Invoices
Letters
Mortgages
Probate records
Promissory notes
Real property
Real property surveys--Pennsylvania
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Wills
Search Terms
Bonds
Business records
Churchtown, Caernarvon Twp.
Correspondence
Deeds
Finding aids
Herr and Bowman
Invoices
Land drafts
Legal papers
Letters
Manuscript groups
Margaretta Furnace
Mortgages
New Garden Academy
Probate records
Promissory notes
Real estate
Receipts
Releases
Stauffer and Russell
Wills
Windsor Forge
Extent
2 boxes, 13 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0281
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Notes
Preferred Citation: McCaa Collection (MG0281), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-281
Other Number
MG-281
Classification
MG0281
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
The volumes in Folder 11-13 were transferred from MG-266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 3 on 5 March 2009.
Added to database 5 October 2017.
Documents
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Collection
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Title
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Object ID
MG0982
Date Range
ca. 1751 - 1869
Collection
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Title
Papers of the Warfel Family of Conestoga Township
Description
Deeds, patents, letters, family papers of the Warfel, Bachman, Hess, Herr, Haverstick families of Conestoga Twp. and Manor Twp., c. 1751 to 1860s:
11 deeds, deed polls, patents, property records - ten are for property in Conestoga Twp., most at Slackwater; one is for land in Manor Twp.
Land drafts
Property records
Probate records: Estate inventory for Abraham Warfel, 1851; Administrators' account for Abraham Warfel, 1853
Personal papers of Jacob Warfel, 1833-1852
Abraham Warfel correspondence (Ohio and Iowa), 1846-1862
Martin B. Warfel correspondence (Indiana), 1856-1864
Lewis A. and Rachel Warfel Geiger correspondence (Pennsylvania and Texas), 1850s, 1862, 1869
J. Warfel correspondence (Illinois), 1860
Aaron Goode Bachman correspondence (Kansas), 1862
Benjamin R. Bachman correspondence (Tennessee), 1866
Hiram W. Bachman correspondence (Texas), 1865
John Bachman correspondence (Conestoga), 1842
David Bair correspondence (Ohio), 1840
J. C. Geiger correspondence (Texas), 1858
Samuel Hess correspondence (Salunga), 1869
John and Margaret Good, birthdates of their children, 1818-1842
Agreement for Conestoga Schoolhouse, 1828
Advertising for Thomas W. Evans & Co., Philadelphia, no date
Store account for Miss E. C. [Hess] from Fondersmith & [Son], Lancaster, 1851
Some Warfel and Haverstick genealogy, mostly copied from published sources with annotations
"Speech of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, of Pennsylvania, of the National Finance," 20 January 1863
Date Range
ca. 1751 - 1869
Year Range From
1751
Year Range To
1869
Date of Accumulation
ca. 1751-1869
Creator
Warfel family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives North
Storage Wall
Side 13
People
Bachman, Aaron Goode
Bachman, Benjamin
Bachman, Benjamin R.
Bachman, Hiram W.
Bachman, John
Bachman, Susan A. Barton
Bair, David
Breneman, Adam
Buchanan, James
Charles, Henry
Charles, Jacob
Dayton, William Lewis
Dunkle, George
Fillmore, Millard
Fremont, John Charles
Geiger, John C.
Geiger, Lewis A.
Geiger, Rachel H. Warfel
Good, Adam
Good, Catharine
Good, Christian
Good, Elizabeth
Good, Fanny
Good, Jacob B.
Good, John E.
Good, Margaret
Good, Margaret Brunner
Good, Valentine
Gramer, Peter
Harnish, Martin
Haverstick, Anna B. Miller
Haverstick, Charles Arthur
Haverstick, Clara May
Haverstick, Elvina C. Warfel
Haverstick, Florence Ray
Haverstick, Harry Hoyt
Haverstick, John M.
Haverstick, Levi H.
Hess, Christian
Hess, Elizabeth
Hess, John
Hess, Joseph
Hess, Samuel
Hess, Susan Good
House, John
Kaigey, Henry
McClelland, William Bloomfield
Mennert, Frederick
Mennert, Jacob
Morgan, John
Musser, John
Puterbaugh, Elizabeth Warfel Bachman Mennert "Lizzie"
Ross, Indiana McClelland Warfel
Schoch, Jacob
Shank, Michael
Shenk, John
Stauffer, Abraham
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stoner, Christian
Sweigart, Jacob H.
Taylor, Zachary
Warfel, Abraham
Warfel, George W.
Warfel, Jacob
Warfel, John Brenneman
Warfel, Leah Good
Warfel, Martin B.
Warfel, Mary B. Good
Wissler, Jacob
Worley, Caleb
Subjects
African Americans
African Americans--History
Deeds
Family archives
Letters
Real property
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Real property surveys
Search Terms
Accounts
Agriculture
Cedar Grove, Kaufman County, Texas
Civil War
Clermont, Marion County, Indiana
Conestoga Schoolhouse
Conestoga Twp.
Correspondence
Crops
Deeds
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Elections
Family archives
Finding aids
Galveston, Texas
Genealogy
Ice
Iowa
Land drafts
Letters
Manor Twp.
Manuscript groups
Martic Twp.
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Mexico
Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad
Ohio
Persons of color
Politics
Postal service employees
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Real estate
Real property surveys
Rocky Mountains
Safe Harbor, Conestoga Twp.
Slackwater, Conestoga Twp.
Tennessee
Texas
Thomas W. Evans and Company
Washington County, Iowa
Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne Twp., Marion County, Indiana
Weather
Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana
Extent
66 items
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0982
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
This collection was given in memory of the donor's maternal grandparents, David S. Warfel and Clara Haverstick Warfel.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
This collection has not been cataloged. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Accession Number
2023.053
Other Numbers
MG-982
Classification
MG0982
Description Level
Fonds
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Collection
Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection
Title
Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection
Object ID
MG0264
Date Range
1851-1997
Cemeteries Death registers Deeds Lancaster (Pa.) Minutes (Records) Search Terms: Burial records Business records Cemeteries Deeds Finding aids Lancaster Manuscript groups Minutes (Records) Woodward Hill Cemetery Related Materials at LancasterHistory: MSAccess database in the Research Center. Processing
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Collection
Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection
Title
Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection
Description
The Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection contains records of the cemetery from 1851-1997, such as the charter and by-laws, board minutes, lot holder records, plans, programs, financial documents, and grant proposals. The records include the names of thousands of people who were employed by, buried at, served on the cemetery board, or were otherwise associated with the cemetery.
Admin/Biographical History
For more than 150 years, Woodward Hill Cemetery has been one of Lancaster’s most significant historic sites. As the final resting place of numerous prominent citizens including President James Buchanan, with a layout reflecting Victorian ideals of landscape design and containing fine examples of funerary monuments, Woodward Hill’s national significance was recognized in 2005 when the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Woodward Hill was the largest and most elaborate of the new rural cemeteries established in Lancaster during the mid-nineteenth century. Rural cemeteries were designed as vital open spaces or public parks for the community; they provided a place for recreation as well as veneration of the dead. As a final resting place for illustrious citizens, Woodward Hill is a “museum” of notable clergy, educators, civic leaders, and veterans. Today the cemetery occupies 32 acres and contains approximately 13,750 grave markers ranging in date from the late eighteenth century to the present day. They illustrate the 200-year evolution of funerary art, sculpture and associated symbolism. In addition to tombstones, there are numerous obelisks and mausoleums representing Victorian, neoclassical, and early modern architectural styles. Founded in 1852 by Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodward Hill Cemetery is one of Lancaster's significant historic sites. The cemetery was the largest and most elaborate of the new "rural" cemeteries established in the mid- nineteenth century. It was designed as vital open space, allowing for recreation as well as veneration of the dead. The final resting place of many notable clergy, veterans, education, civic and business leaders, Woodward Hill's best known grave site belongs to James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States http://www.woodwardhillcemetery.com/ 8/11/17
Date Range
1851-1997
Year Range From
1851
Year Range To
1997
Date of Accumulation
1851-1997
Creator
Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster, Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 07
Subjects
Business records
Cemeteries
Death registers
Deeds
Lancaster (Pa.)
Minutes (Records)
Search Terms
Burial records
Business records
Cemeteries
Deeds
Finding aids
Lancaster
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Woodward Hill Cemetery
Extent
3 boxes, 34 folders,1 volume,3 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0264
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
MSAccess database in the Research Center.
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Woodward Hill Cemetery Collection (MG0264), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Folders 11-15 contain restricted materials.
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-264
Classification
MG0264
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to PP on 11 August 2017.
Documents
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Collection
Watt & Shand Collection
Title
Watt & Shand Collection
Object ID
MG0237
Date Range
1880-2003
Title Company of Philadelphia Correspondence Deeds Department stores DUSCO Property Management, Inc. East Hempfield Twp. Employees Ephemera Escalators Mortgages Finding aids Gatter and Diehl Consulting Engineers Gift certificates Ground-rent Hager and Bro., Inc. Hager Realty Corporation Employee
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Collection
Watt & Shand Collection
Title
Watt & Shand Collection
Description
The Watt & Shand Collection contains materials related to the Watt & Shand Department Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Series 1 includes employee handbooks, job description, beauty salon price list, bridal registry information, a history of the store, a Christmas catalog, a Historic Preservation Trust calendar, and children's books.
Series 2 is a record of the property at the downtown location and at Park City Mall beginning in 1880 with deeds, legal agreements, a building inspector's permit, and insurance policies.
Admin/Biographical History
On 22 February 1878, Peter Watt, James Shand and Gilbert Thompson advertised the opening of a new store, The New York Store, featuring new lines of foreign and domestic dry goods as well as fancy goods and notions. The New York Store opened on 9 March 1878 and was an immediate success focusing on customer service. The owners had an unwritten policy stating that they remained open until the last customer left. During that first year, partner Gilbert Thompson died. Watt and Shand purchased a building located at 8-10 East King Street and changed their name from The New York Store to Watt, Shand and Company. Then during 1885, the store name was shortened to Watt & Shand even though the business was expanding to acquire 6 East King Street. The Ladies' Ready-To-Wear Department was added in 1889 which included coats, suits, dresses, and underwear. The owners proceeded to expand the business over several decades and procured Appel & Weber jewelry store and Hager's Department Store during the 1950s and 1960s. The branch store opened in 1970 at Park City Mall. The Bon-Ton Stores purchased Watt & Shand in 1992 and the store officially closed in March of 1995
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged by series.
Series 1 Items collected by LancasterHistory
Series 2 Gift of Penn Square Partners
Date Range
1880-2003
Year Range From
1880
Year Range To
2003
Date of Accumulation
1880-2003
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Ammon, Cora Mae Fox
Ammon, John M.
Appel, Eva Rengier
Appel, Percy L.
Baker, Miriam Rengier
Bell, Louise Price
Berger, R. R.
Blatchley, Charles A.
Breyers, C. J.
Buchanan, James
Drukenbrod, Lee Roy
Fehl, J. Herbert
Frantz, I. E.
Fritz, C. C.
Goodhart, E. C.
Groff, Alpheaus S.
Groff, Ella L.
Hermansader, T. F.
Hirsh, Bertha
Hirsh, Gabriel
Hostetter, D. B.
Lively, Henry
Long, Jacob M.
Loss, Natalie M.
Loss, Nathan
Marshall, Elizabeth H. W.
Marshall, Elizabeth Weber
Marshall, George A.
Marshall, George W.
Marshall, Maria L. Good
May, Jennie H.
Miller, E. N.
Myers, Harry
Myers, Maria
Myers, Patricia Marshall
Myrtetus, George B.
Noonan, Ella O.
Noonan, Raymond Smith
Prangley, James
Reed, George R.
Reichley, Jacob Christian
Reifsnyder, Arden P.
Reifsnyder, Christine Kauffman
Rengier, Charles F.
Rengier, John S.
Rohrer, Adelaide C. Crohen
Rohrer, George Redsecker
Rohrer, Jeremiah
Rohrer, Mary Ann Redsecker
Roth, George R.
Rupert, L. H.
Schaller, Kimberly
Shand, James
Shand, Thomas Marshall
Sherrill, Anita B.
Sherrill, S. Edward
Short, Edwin P.
Skyllas, Drossos A.
Slaymaker, Peter J. Eckert
Stiles, H. A.
Stirk, Isaac
Stirk, Sarah C.
Swarr, Donald
Urban, Cassius Emlen
Watt, Laura Louise Geiger
Watt, Peter T.
Weber, May H.
Wisegarver, Harry P.
Witmer, Albert F.
Other Creators
Watt & Shand Department Store (Pa.)
Subjects
Advertising
Architectural drawings
Blueprints
Building leases
Calendars
Catalogs
Deeds
Department stores
Historical markers
Insurance policies
Letters
Menus
Newsletters
Penn Square (Lancaster, Pa.)
Scrapbooks
Stores, Retail
Search Terms
A and S Realty and Investment Corporation
A. B. Rote & Co.
Advertising
Agreements
Air conditioning
American Blower Corporation
Appel & Weber
Architectural plans
Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America
Awards
Blueprints
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton Beauty Salon
Booklets
C. J. Breyer and Associates, Inc.
Calendars
Catalogs
Central Automatic Sprinkler Company
Certificates
Columbia
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
Commonwealth Title Company of Philadelphia
Correspondence
Deeds
Department stores
DUSCO Property Management, Inc.
East Hempfield Twp.
Employee handbooks
Employees
Ephemera
Escalators
Finding aids
Fire sprinklers
Floorplans
Gatter and Diehl Consulting Engineers
Gift certificates
Ground-rent
Hager and Bro., Inc.
Hager Realty Corporation
Heating and ventilation systems
Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Historical markers
Insurance policies
Job descriptions
Kroll Electric Company, Inc.
Lancaster
Lancaster Parking Authority
Lancaster Trust Company
Leases
Letters
Manuscript groups
Menus
Mortgages
Newsletters
Oblender's Furnishing, Inc.
Park City Mall
Penn Square
Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Power and Light Company
Permits
Poetry
PPL
Price lists
Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company
Reynolds and Reynolds Company
Scrapbooks
Stores, Retail
Total Energy Leasing Corporation
Trion, Inc.
Watt and Shand
Workers' Compensation Act
York Corporation
Extent
4 boxes, 59 folders, 1 scrapbook, 2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0237
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Folder 2 contains restricted items. With the exception of Folder 2, the items in this collection may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-237
Classification
MG0237
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Scrapbook cataloged by CB, 2008. Series 2, Folder 1-48 cataloged by ML, Summer 2014. Added to database 13 January 2022.
The Watt & Shand Department Store scrapbook was cataloged and preserved with funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. ME60112.
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Coulter and Hepler Land Records
Title
Coulter and Hepler Land Records
Object ID
MG0426
Date Range
1733-1929
Finding aids Land drafts Manuscript groups National Fire & Marine Insurance Co. of New Jersey Octoraro Creek Quarryville Real estate Sadsbury Twp. Processing History: This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was
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Collection
Coulter and Hepler Land Records
Title
Coulter and Hepler Land Records
Description
The Coulter and Hepler Land Records contain property records for land in southeastern Lancaster County that once belonged to the Reids, Coulters, and Heplers. The records include deeds, land drafts, and articles of agreement. There is also a desk blotter for I. P. Hepler.
Admin/Biographical History
Walter R. and Esther E. Hepler (parents of donor) purchased a farm from R. M. Coulter in 1929. The farm was located in Bart Twp. and Colerain Twp. with an address of 113 Rosedale Road, Quarryville. In the early 1930s, Walter was injured in a farm accident and the family had to sell the farm in a sheriff's sale. They subsequently lived with Esther's parents and helped on their farm, earning 50¢ per week plus meals and shelter. Somehow, Walter was able to keep the family's truck through these difficult times.
He later was employed as manager at the Capital Theatre in Lancaster where he earned $14.75 per week. He moved the family into a three-story house in Lancaster with indoor plumbing and electricity, which was an exciting change for the children-James and his sister, Dorothy. As the U.S. emerged from the Depression and entered World War II, Walter used his carpentry skills to obtain a position in the shipyards and earned $2.37½ per day. James Hepler retired from Trojan Yachts as a boat-builder.
Date Range
1733-1929
Year Range From
1733
Year Range To
1929
Date of Accumulation
1733-1929
Creator
Hepler, Walter Rupert, 1897-1967
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 10
People
Armstrong, Jackson
Beyer, John D.
Caughey, John
Coulter, Hugh
Coulter, James
Coulter, John
Coulter, Nathaniel
Coulter, Rankin Martin
Coulter, Samuel
Dip, Robert
Downing, Samuel
Duire, David
Eastburn, Benjamin
Eshleman, B. B.
Eshleman, Isaac S.
Eshleman, William G.
Hepler, Esther E. Sheaffer
Hepler, Israel Painter
Hepler, Walter Rupert
Homsher, John
Hunter, Alexander
Jackson, Levin H.
Johnson, J. B.
Johnson. J. Buckley
McCauley, James
McNiss, Edgar
Parke, John
Read, Andrew
Read, John
Read, Nathan
Read, Sarah
Read, Thomas
Reid, Andrew
Reid, Sarah
Reinhart, William
Thompson, John
Thompson, Mary
Trout, Frank M.
Trout, Jerre P.
Wilson, Josephine
Other Creators
Hepler, Esther E. Sheaffer, 1901-1997
Coulter, Rankin Martin, 1860-1929
Coulter family
Subjects
Advertisements
Blotting paper
Deeds
Real property
Real property surveys
Search Terms
Advertisements
Bart Twp.
Blotters (Paper)
Colerain Twp.
Deeds
Finding aids
Land drafts
Manuscript groups
National Fire and Marine Insurance Company of New Jersey
Octoraro Creek
Quarryville
Real estate
Sadsbury Twp.
Extent
1 oversized box, 7 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0426
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Coulter and Hepler Land Records (MG0426), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2007.MG0426
Other Numbers
MG-426
Classification
MG0426
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 28 December 2021.
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Gibbons Diaries, Family Papers, and Mill Records
Title
Gibbons Diaries, Family Papers, and Mill Records
Object ID
MG0846
Date Range
1727 - 1980s
Society of Friends Westtown Boarding School Search Terms: Business records Correspondence Deeds Diaries Lampeter Twp. Leacock Twp. Letters Mills Philadelphia Quakers Society of Friends Westtown Boarding School �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633
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Collection
Gibbons Diaries, Family Papers, and Mill Records
Title
Gibbons Diaries, Family Papers, and Mill Records
Description
This collection contains letters, family papers, deeds, diaries, and mill records from three generations of the Gibbons family. The collection starts with documents focused on James Gibbons, then contains papers central to Daniel Gibbons, and finally end with the third generation papers surrounding Joseph Gibbons. The letters in this collection span from 1783 until 1865. The contents within the letters describe the daily happenings within the family and on their property which was located in Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. The family deeds in the collection detail the exchanging of property to and from the Gibbons family mostly within Lampeter Township and Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County. The deeds span from 1727 to 1879. Also included are some miscellaneous family papers that span from 1799 to 1871. The content of these family papers ranges from anonymous stories about the Gibbons family, an independent order of Good Templars of Joseph Gibbons, to a land draft of James Gibbons' Land. This collection also contains diaries from various members of the Gibbons family, spanning the three generations. These diaries detail the day to day lives of the Gibbons family and also include historical anniversaries of important events or detail the passing of members within the Gibbons family and the surrounding community. The Mill Records in the collection contain information about [ ]. Overall, the Gibbons Family collection includes the regular happenings over the family's three generations in both business and secular life.
Date Range
1727 - 1980s
Creator
Gibbons family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 19
People
Bonsall, Daniel
Bonsall, Edward Horne
Bonsall, Rachel
Brinton, William
Brown, Ellen
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Conrad, Abraham
Dunbar, Andrew
Dunbar, Mary
Eaby, Christian
Eaby, Samuel
Earle, Mary Hussey
Evans, Thomas
Evans, Rebecca
Evans, William
Gibbons, Abraham
Gibbons, Caroline
Gibbons, Daniel
Gibbons, Deborah
Gibbons, Joseph
Gibbons, Phebe Hussey Earle
Gibbons, Rachel
Gibbons, Samuel
Gibbons, William
Grigs, Joseph
Hamilton, James
Hertzkey, John
Kendall, John
Kirk, Jeremiah
Lightfoot, Jepthat
Miller, Eliza
Miller, John
Reynolds, Margaret
Stauffer, Christian
Steer, Joseph
Stevens, Thaddeus
Thomas, William B.
Wartnaby, Elizabeth
Subjects
Business records
Deeds
Letters
Mills and mill-work
Quakers
Society of Friends
Westtown Boarding School
Search Terms
Business records
Correspondence
Deeds
Diaries
Finding aids
Lampeter Twp.
Leacock Twp.
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mill Creek
Mills
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Quakers
Society of Friends
Westtown Boarding School
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0846
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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.
Accession Number
2021.008
Other Numbers
MG-846
Other Number
MG-846
Classification
MG0846
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Folders 1-30 processed and finding aid prepared from the donor's notes by MB, 8 July 2021. Added to database 12 July 2021.
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Grill Family Papers
Title
Grill Family Papers
Object ID
MG0559
Date Range
1823-1925
(MG559), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Subject Headings: Deeds Probate records Real property surveys Search Terms: Deeds Estate inventories Finding aids Land drafts Manuscript
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Grill Family Papers
Title
Grill Family Papers
Description
The Grill Family Papers contain deeds and land drafts for property in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County; an estate inventory for John Miller; letters of administration for the estate of John Grill; a warrant for John Grill to collect the school tax for East Cocalico School District; and receipts pertaining to a court case between Adam Grill and Martin Althouse. Some of the documents involve the property of Muddy Creek Church.
Date Range
1823-1925
Year Range From
1823
Year Range To
1925
Date of Accumulation
1823-1925
Creator
Grill family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 12
Subjects
Deeds
Probate records
Real property surveys
Search Terms
Deeds
Estate inventories
Finding aids
Land drafts
Manuscript groups
Muddy Creek Church
Probate records
Extent
1 box, 10 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0559
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Grill Family Papers (MG559), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2010.MG0559
Other Numbers
MG-559
Classification
MG0559
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by JP, June-July 2012. Added to database 28 December 2021.
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Diffenderffer Family Papers
Title
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Object ID
MG0410
Date Range
1691-1963
, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Conestoga River Correspondence Deeds Drowning Earl Twp. England Estate settlement Finding aids German Reformed Church of New Holland Haupt Elementary School Hutchings Printing House King Street
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Collection
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Title
Diffenderffer Family Papers
Description
The Diffenderffer Family Papers collection contains items that have been passed down through generations of the Diffenderffer family. Deeds for tracts of land in New Holland date back to the creation of New Design, the village that preceded New Holland. Correspondence and some manuscripts pertain to J. P. McCaskey's life and accomplishments. F. R. Diffenderffer's manuscripts on Easter Day and Conrad Weiser are preserved with this collection, as well as poems, a program for the C. Elvin Haupt School, and a claim of F. R. Diffenderffer & Co. against the State of Texas.
Date Range
1691-1963
Year Range From
1691
Year Range To
1963
Date of Accumulation
1691-1963
Creator
Diffenderffer family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 10
People
Brubaker, John
Brubaker, Margaret
Brubaker, Philip
Davis, Sarah
Diffenderfer, David
Diffenderfer, Elizabeth Shirk
Diffenderfer, John
Diffenderffer, Christina
Diffenderffer, David
Diffenderffer, David, Sr.
Diffenderffer, Fianna L. Lutz
Diffenderffer, Frank Ried
Diffenderffer, Harold F.
Diffenderffer, John, Jr.
Diffenderffer, John, Sr.
Diffenderffer, Margaretta Stein
Diffenderffer, Michael
Freymyer, Jacob
Grim, Henry
Haupt, Charles Elvin
Hoch, Herman E.
Holl, Wendel
Hubley, Bernard
Kennerly, John
Kinzer, John
Kinzer, Magdalena
Koch, Mary
Koch, Melchior
Law, James D.
Markley, Henry
McCaskey, Donald G.
McCaskey, John Piersol "Jack"
Nevin, Blanche
Painter, John
Penn, William
Rodman, John H.
Shirk, Henry
Smith, Oliver
Smith, William Evans
Sneider, Christian
Stone, David
Stone, George
Stone, Leonard
Stone, Mary
Sutton, Mary A. Diffenderffer
Thomson, Bill "Tommy"
Winter, John
Young, Matthias
Other Creators
Diffenderffer, Fianna L. Lutz, 1918-2009
Diffenderffer, David
Subjects
Deeds
Letters
Real property
Search Terms
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Conestoga River
Correspondence
Deeds
Drowning
Earl Twp.
England
Estate settlement
Finding aids
German Reformed Church of New Holland
Haupt Elementary School
Hutchings Printing House
King Street
Lancaster
Land drafts
Lemon Street School
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mortgages
New Design, Earl Twp.
New Holland
Newspaper clippings
Programs
Real estate
Real property surveys
Reigart's Landing
Susquehanna River
Texas
Texas Frontier Forces
Windsor Forge
Extent
1 box, 23 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0410
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Deeds in folders 1-18 were a gift of Fianna Diffenderffer and the Diffenderffer family, 4 November 2006.
Items in folders 19-23 were a gift from her nephew, David Diffenderffer, 14 August 2006.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level--please use photocopies or transcriptions for those items. Other original documents may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this collection must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2006.MG0410_NOV
Other Numbers
MG-410
Classification
MG0410
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged by HST, November 2008. Added to database 28 July 2021.
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Harry Lincoln Long Collection
Title
Harry Lincoln Long Collection
Object ID
MG0380
Date Range
1739-1883
, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Search Terms: Accounts Agreements Altick and McGinnis Baltimore, Maryland Bank of the United States Barns Broadsides Correspondence Deeds Drumore Twp. Estate settlement Finding aids Fishing Creek Independent Whig Steam Press Insurance policies
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Harry Lincoln Long Collection
Title
Harry Lincoln Long Collection
Description
The Harry Lincoln Long Collection contains documents of the Long family of Drumore Twp. Most papers pertain to property of the Long and Worrell families, and the estate of Robert H. Long. The documents include a broadside, deeds, land drafts, receipts, insurance policies, and correspondence.
Date Range
1739-1883
Year Range From
1739
Year Range To
1883
Date of Accumulation
1739-1883
Creator
Long, Harry Lincoln, 1865-1948
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 09
People
Ball, John
Ball, Joseph
Barclay, James
Barclay, Mary
Black, James
Boyd, Ann Margaret
Boyd, Hugh
Boyd, Isabella R.
Boyd, Samuel
Buchanan, James
Calvert, John
Churchman, George
Churchman, John
Clark, Nathaniel
Clerk, Nathan
Collins, Cornelius
Crawford, David
Crawford, Edward
Crawford, Robert
Dickson, Samuel
Ensminger, Samuel
Fairman, George Walter
Findlay, William
Forsh, Jonathan
Gardner, Valentine
Gill, George
Gryder, Jacob
Harrah, Patrick
Hecket, Frank
Hibshman, Jacob
James, John
King, Robert
Lamborn, Robert
Long, Harry Lincoln
Long, Hugh
Long, James
Long, Robert H.
Martin, Hugh
McElray, John
McPherson, James
McPherson, Martha
Mitchell, John
Mitchell, Samuel
Moore, Alexander
Neel, Thomas
Pennepacker, Henry W.
Penny, Hugh M.
Penny, John Joseph
Porter, Thomas
Quin, Bryan
Rippey, Matthew
Robertson, James
Robinson, James
Seiple, Samuel
Slaymaker, Henry Edwin
Smith, Howard
Smith, Joseph
Stevens, Thaddeus
Walker, John
Warner, Rily
White, William
Widmyer, C.
Worrell, Elijah
Worrell, Elizabeth
Worrell, Joseph
Yost, Jacob
Subjects
Deeds
Letters
Real property surveys
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Search Terms
Accounts
Agreements
Altick and McGinnis
Baltimore, Maryland
Bank of the United States
Barns
Broadsides
Correspondence
Deeds
Drumore Twp.
Estate settlement
Finding aids
Fishing Creek
Independent Whig Steam Press
Insurance policies
Invoices
Land drafts
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mortgages
Promissory notes
Real estate
Real property surveys
Receipts
Southern Mutual Insurance Company of Lancaster County
Surveys
Extent
1 box, 9 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0380
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original documents may be used by researchers--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit or request at Reference Desk.
Copyright
Collection items may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this collection must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2005.MG0380
Other Numbers
MG-380
Classification
MG0380
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Harry Lincoln Long was the donor's maternal grandfather; he kept these documents for the family.
Added to database 20 February 2022.
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