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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Date Range
1856-1897
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Description Level
Series
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Description
The documents in MG0545, Series 2 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the fire department, which was established in 1881 by consolidating the private fire companies in the city. These nineteenth century documents are primarily invoices for engine and hose parts and repairs; horse tack, feed and stables; alarm boxes; supplies; engine house maintenance; and salary payments. A few invoices are for the earlier volunteer fire companies.
Admin/Biographical History
"A radical change in the method of providing protection against fire was brought about in 1882, a paid city fire department being substituted for the volunteer fire companies. The old system had to some extent fallen into
disrepute and become inefficient. The ordinance creating the new system was approved Dec. 21, 1881, and actual organization was commenced in February 1882 by the appointment of Henry N. Howell as chief engineer.
The engine-houses, engines, and hose-carts of the American and Washington Fire Companies were purchased, and also the engines of the Union and Sun Companies and the house of the Humane. The department was in working order in April 1882 and has since then been constantly undergoing improvement."
Ellis, Franklin and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1883.
Custodial History
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster's past.
Collection was organized and rehoused by PH, Summer 2011; finding aid typed by HST, April 2012.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series by subject:
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Date Range
1856-1897
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1897
Date of Accumulation
1856-1897
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Albright, Robert
Barr, Charles H.
Bateman, William H.
Beidle, John
Bihl, A. F.
Blickenderfer, R.
Brimmer, Fred
Brimmer, George H.
Brown, Daniel
Brown, George W.
Calder, George Jr.
Colvin, C. H.
Cox, Samuel B.
Cummings, W. P.
Eby, Jonas F.
Edgerley, Edward
Erisman, H. M.
Eshelman, J. W.
Faust, Jacob
Finney, W. B.
Glazier, Henry
Groff, Abraham S.
Groff, H. E.
Groff, Nathaniel
Hartman, Army
Hatz, Jacob
Hawthorn, John A.
Heinitsh, John F.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Allan A.
Herr, J. L.
Herr, M. B.
Hirsh, B. W.
Hoch, W. T.
Huber, Joseph H.
Jacks, Samson
Jahn, Francis
Jeffries, John R.
Kitch, Davis
Kreider, Jacob S.
Martin, B. B.
Miller, Fred
Miller, H. C.
Miller, Mrs. L.
Pfeiffer, F. W.
Plitt, Edward
Pontz, Adam
Ringwalt, Amos
Rudy, Frank H.
Rudy, Philip
Schum, Philip
Shaub, H.
Shaub, J. C.
Shenk, B. M.
Shenk, Charles G.
Shindle, J. P.
Shirk, Reuben
Smeltz, Edmond S.
Steigerwalt, H. J.
Sutton , J. L.
Vondersmith, H. B.
Walker, Edward
Welchans, A. C.
Wilson, William H.
Wise, Zeb
Wohlsen, William
Wylie, William T.
Zook, Jacob K.
Roote, G. W.
Subjects
Fire departments
Volunteer fire departments
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
American Engine Company
American Fire Company
Baumgardner Co.
Baumgardner, Eberman & Co.
Baumgardners & Jefferies
Binkley's Bridge Post Office
Burger & Anderson
Business records
C. V. Rote & Co.
Centennial Pastry Board
Chambers & Palmer
Citizens' Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.
City Hotel
Crystal Ice Co.
D. B. Landis & Son
Dennison Mfg. Co.
Dialogue & Serrill
Eagle Spoke and Bending Works
Eureka Fire Hose Company
Everts & Overdeer
Finding aids
Fire departments
Friendship Hose Company
Fulton Cotton Mill
Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company
George M. Steinman & Co.
Gleason & Bailey Mfg. Co.
Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg. Co.
Henwood Co.
Humane Hose Company
Invoices
J. B. Prescott & Son
J. B. Shannon & Sons
J. M. Migeod & Son
J. P. Stormfeltz & Sons
John Best & Son
L. G. Tillotson & Co.
La France Fire Engine Co.
Lancaster
Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co.
Lancaster Planing Mill Co.
Lancaster Son & Co.
Lancaster Steam Soap & Candle Works
Lowell Harness and Collar Co.
Manchester Locomotive Works
Manuscript groups
Marion & Stoy
McLaughlin & Gesell
Miller & Hartman, wholesale grocers
Patrick & Carter Co.
Philip Lebzelter and Company
Phoenix Cork Works
Reilly Bros. & Raub
Ridenour & Schaum
Samuel Eastman & Co
Shiffler Hose Company.
Southern Electric Co.
Stoner, Shreiner & Co.
Sun Engine Company
Union Fire Company
Washington Engine and Hose Company
Washington Fire Company
Wilfing & Sawyer
Extent
2 boxes, 72 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Other Numbers
MG-545, Series 2
Other Number
MG-545, Series 2
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series02
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Related Item Notes
Lancaster City Archives
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, MG0545
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
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.
Documents
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F064 I007
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
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.
Admin/Biographical History
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.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1905
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Eby, Jonas
Hess, Harry E.
Hunsecker, Ellis E.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Salisbury Twp.
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F064 I007
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Additional names: Jonas Eby and Ellis E. Hunsecker.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1853 F016 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1853
People
Risser, Samuel
Risser, Elizabeth
Eby, Jonas
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
West Hempfield Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1853 F016 R
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
317
Box Number
317
Additional Notes
Risser, Elizabeth; Eby, Jonas. Administrators.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1863 F016 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1863
People
Risser, Samuel
Eby, Jonas
Risser, Samuel W.
Risser, Joseph E.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
West Hempfield Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1863 F016 R
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
320
Box Number
320
Additional Notes
Eby, Jonas. Guardian of Samuel Risser and Joseph E. Risser.
2 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1834 F008
Description Level
Item
Collection
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 of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1834
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Eby, Abraham
Eby, Susanna
Eberly, Jacob
Brubaker, Elias
Eby, Jonas
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Cocalico Twp.
Place
Cocalico Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1834 F008
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
003
Box Number
003
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Eby, Susanna.
Administrators: Eberly, Jacob; Brubaker, Elias; Eby, Jonas.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1886 F012 W
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1886
People
Weidler, Fanny
Weidler, George L.
Harnish, Daniel F.
Smith, Henry
Eby, Jonas F.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manheim Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1886 F012 W
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
430
Box Number
430
Additional Notes
Weidler, George L.; Harnish, Daniel F.; Smith, Henry; Eby, Jonas F. Executors.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1850 F009 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1850
People
Rohrer, Christian
Eby, Jonas
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Rapho Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1850 F009 R
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
316
Box Number
316
Additional Notes
Eby, Jonas. Executor.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1902 F028
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
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 of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1902
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Eby, Jonas
Myers, Alice A.
Erb, Alice
Erb, Isaac E.
Erb, Jacob B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Clay Twp.
Place
Clay Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1902 F028
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
020
Box Number
020
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Myers, Alice A. (formerly Alice Erb).
Administrators: Erb, Isaac E.; Erb, Jacob B.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1873 F016
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
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 of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1873
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Eby, Henry S.
Eby, Henry
Eby, Peter
Eby, John
Eby, Joseph
Eby, Jonas
Eby, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Salisbury Twp.
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1873 F016
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
010
Box Number
010
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncers: Eby, Henry; Eby, Peter; Eby, John; Eby, Joseph; Eby, Jonas.
Administrator: Eby, Jacob.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1840 F013 R
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1840
People
Rohrer, Christian
Eby, Jonas
Hershey, Christian
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Rapho Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1840 F013 R
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
314
Box Number
314
Additional Notes
Eby, Jonas; Hershey, Christian. Executors.
2 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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