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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1843 F023
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1843
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Gesell, John Christopher
Gasell, John C.
Gezell, John Christopher
Ehler, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: assault
Sheriffs
Jailor
Petition
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1843 F023
Case Number
398.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
003
Box Number
003
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.
Additional Notes
Charged with assault.
Or Gasell, John C.
Or Gezell, John Christopher.
Petitioner: Gesell, John Christopher.
Filed against: Ehler, John. Occupation: sheriff and jailor.
Petition.
Commitment paper.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
APR 1811 F014 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1811
People
Bartle, George Jr.
Hershberger, David
Lutz, John
Gesell, John
Sweigert, John
Killian, Abraham
Wietzel, Adam
Shobert, William
Keller, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault and battery
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1811 F014 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, assault and battery on David Hershberger.
Additional names: John Lutz, John Gesell, John Sweigert, Abraham Killian, Adam Weitzel, William Shobert, Jacob Keller.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1805 F007 QS
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1805
People
Rearer, John Jr.
Rearer, John Sr.
Rarer, John
Rearer, John
Seidenbender, Christian
Seidenbender, Philipina
Fry, Peter
Gesell, John
Snyder, Lawrence
Clopp, Henry
Hendle, John
Barr, James
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault and battery
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1805 F007 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: Rearer, John Sr.
Recognizance, charged with assault and battery on Christian Seidenbender and his wife Philipina Seidenbender.
Additional names: Peter Fry, John Gesell, Lawrence Snyder, Henry Clopp, John Hendle, James Barr.
See MAY 1805 F008 QS.
5 items, 5 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Documents

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Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Object ID
MAR 1858 F040 ML
Description Level
Item
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date filed.
Year
1858
People
Gesell, John C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAR 1858 F040 ML
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Additional Notes
Dwellings.
Brill, Martin. Contractor.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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