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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1811 F057 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
Monteer, William
Clendenin, James
Rohrer, Christian
Messengale, Peggy
Galloway, Hannah
Bartle, Catharine
Bero, Catharine
Boyle, John
Gumpf, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: surety of the peace
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1811 F057 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, surety of the peace towards James Clendenin.
Additional names: Christian Rohrer, Peggy Messengale, Hannah Galloway, Catharine Bartle, Catharine Bero, John Boyle, Michael Gumpf.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1822 #247A
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
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.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Year
1822
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Abbott, Samuel R.
Ackerman, George
Armstrong, James
Austin, James
Awerter, Leonard
Axer, George
Baire, John
Banks, David
Bear, Andrew
Bender, Nathan
Berkenhiser, Mary
Berkinhizer, Mary
Birkenheiser, Mary
Bitner, Abraham
Black, James
Bosehart, Ann
Boshart, Joseph
Boyer, Samuel
Brady, John
Branberger, Mary
Brenneman, Melchior
Briceland, Benjamin
Brison, Ann
Brown, John
Brown, Nancy
Bruckhart, Frederick
Buchwalter, John
Burke, John
Burke, Peter
Butler, Henry
Cadwalader, Ezra
Caligan, Edward
Carnes, Robert
Christ, John
Clyde, James
Cooper, Jeremiah
Dellam, Charles
Dellam, Joseph
Dellet, Adam
Diffenderfer, Jacob
Eberline, George
Eberline, Samuel
Eberman, Matthias
Eicholtz, Leonard
Evans, Sarah
Fahnestock, Dietrich
Feree, Ann
Findley, Jane
Findley, Sarah
Finfrock, Michael
Fishbaugh, William
Flick, Sarah
Freeman, Clarkson
Frey, Jacob
Fulk, David
Gardner, Adam
Gochenauer, Adam
Good, David
Green, Joseph
Green, Sophia
Gumpf, Michael
Haag, Bernard
Haag, Michael
Haines, Daniel
Hamacher, Adam
Heckroth, Henry
Heckrotte, Henry
Herculas, Peter
Herkless, Peter
Hess, John
Heyd, David
Hinkle, Jonathan
Hitzelberger, George
Holl, Peter
Hoover, George
Immel, John
Irick, Elizabeth
Johnson, Eliza
Jones, Eliza
Keller, John
Kendig, George
Kessinger, Mary Ann
Klecknir, George
Kuhns, Isaac
Kurtz, Ellen
Kurtz, William
Landis, Henry
Lansey, Jacob
Laughlin, James
Leman, Jacob
Light, Samuel
Lind, Michael
Lindy, Jacob
Lockard, Charles
Loyd, Ann
Markley, Jacob
Marshall, Joseph
McFann, WIlliam
McGivern, Patrick
McKinsey, Thomas
Menold, Andrew
Messencope, Philip
Montgomery, [Benjamin]
Mulford, Jonathan
Muma, John
Neff, John
Ogilby, Joseph
Orrick, Samuel D.
Pastor, John
Pauley, Barbara
Peterman, Elizabeth
Peters, Jacob
Powell, Edward
Powell, John
Reed, John
Reynolds, John
Rigle, Henry
Rigle, Martin
Rutter, Amos
Salmer, John
Santer, Hugh
Santers, Hugh
Schein, Jacob
Sellers, Samuel
Shaffner, Henry B.
Shartzer, Christopher
Shenk, Christian Jr.
Shertz, Jacob
Shirer, William
Shively, Daniel
Sinnison, Garret
Smith, Mary
Smith, Nicholas
Smith, Sarah
Smith, Steven
Smith, William
Snyder, John
Sower, Jacob
Spear, Robert
Spelk, Robert
Spera, Henry
Steffy, Jacob
Stevens, Darius
Stevenson, Hannah
Stock, Adam
Stokes, Abraham
Stoner, Christian
Storm, Elizabeth
Sweeney, James
Sweeny, James
Sweigart, John
Sweny, James
Swinkey, John
Swinky, Henry
Tarbill, Samuel
Taylor, Charles
Taylor, William
Todd, James
Todd, Mary
Treppert, John
Tripple, Joseph
Upperman, John
Walls, John
Ways, Michael
Weekland, James
Weigand, George
West, John
Williams, Charles
Wilson, John
Winter, Jacob
Yertes, Paul
Zeigler, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
African-American
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1822 #247A
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
002
Box Number
002
Notes
Never entered into Q&A.
Additional Notes
Court House
Payments to witnesses. [This large item has been divided into two main parts: witnesses in diverse cases and witnesses in the John Lechler murder trial.]
WITNESSES IN DIVERS CASES
[All are "Commonwealth v." ]
January 1816 Session, Court of Oyer and Terminer
Merrill, [illegible]. Counterfieting.
Ogilby, Joseph. Witness.
November 1817 Session, Court of Oyer and Terminer.
Marshall, Joseph. Stevens, Darius. Cadwalader, Ezra. Fishbaugh, William. Forgery and counterfeiting.
January 1818 Session, Court of Oyer and Terminer.
McGivern, Patrick. Forgery and counterfeiting.
September 1818 Session, Mayor's Court.
Stokes, Abraham. Forging and passing counterfeit banknotes. Ogilby, Joseph. Witness.
November 1818 Session, Court of Oyer and Terminer.
West, John. Counterfeiting and forging.
Ogilby, Joseph; Reynolds, John. Witnesses.
August 1820 Session.
Butler, Henry. Larceny.
Bear, Andrew. Witness.
September 1820 Session, Mayor's Court.
Boshart, Joseph. Larceny.
Klecknir, George; Kessinger, Mary Ann. Witnesses.
January 1821
Yertes, Paul. Disorderly house.
Sweigart, John. Witness.
November 1821
Berkinhizer, Mary. Murder.
Rutter, Amos. Witness.
January 1822 Sessions
Baire, John. Assault.
Axer, George. Witness.
Berkenhiser, Mary. Murder of a bastard child.
Sellers, Samuel and wife. Witnesses.
Birkenheiser, Mary. Murder.
Good, David. Constable's fees.
Tarbill, Samuel. Passing counterfeit notes.
Williams, Charles. Stealing a horse.
Cooper, Jeremiah. Property owner, his costs.
April 1822 sessions
McKinsey, Thomas. Larceny.
Swinky, Henry; Spera, Henry; Sower, Jacob; Swinkey, John; Bruckhart, Frederick; Evans, Sarah. Witnesses.
Dellam, Charles; Dellam, Joseph. Larceny.
Rigle, Martin; Muma, John; Rigle, Henry; Wilson, John;
Sweeney, James. Witnesses.
Finfrock, Michael. Larceny.
Winter, Jacob; Smith, Mary; Branberger, Mary; McFann, WIlliam; Montgomery, [Benjamin]. Witnesses.
Brison, Ann. Larceny.
Taylor, William. Witness.
Boyer, Samuel. Larceny.
Buckwalter, John. Witness.
Boyer, Samuel. African American. Larceny.
Buchwalter, John; Kuhns, Isaac. Witnesses.
Green, Joseph. Disorderly house.
Shartzer, Christopher. Witness.
Diffenderfer, Jacob. Witness.
Carnes, Robert. Larceny.
Peters, Jacob. Witness.
Brenneman, Melchior. Constable's fees.
Santers, Hugh. Bigamy.
Brown, Nancy. Witness.
Walls, John. Assault and battery.
Bender, Nathan. Witness.
Gardner, Adam. Larceny.
Lockard, Charles; Spear, Robert; Feree, Ann; Taylor, Charles. Witnesses.
Smith, William. Larceny.
Ackerman, George. Witness.
Stock, Adam. Witness.
Gardner, Adam. Defendant.
Abbott, Samuel R. Witness.
Sinnison, Garret. Mischievous wickedness.
Findley, Sarah; Eberline, George; Brown, John; Findley, Jane. Witnesses.
Herculas, Peter. Larceny.
Smith, Nicholas; Laughlin, James; Brown, John; Heckroth, Henry. Witnesses.
Weigand, George and wife. Witnesses.
Herkless, Peter. Theft.
Salmer, John; Brown, john; Spelk, Robert; Sweny, James; Smith, Steven. Witnesses.
Fulk, David. Larceny.
Clyde, James; Brown, John; Irick, Elizabeth. Witnesses.
Jones, Eliza. Larceny.
Smith, Sarah; Johnson, Eliza; Stevenson, Hannah; Loyd, Ann; Pauley, Barbara. Witnesses.
Santer, Hugh. Bigamy.
Shaffner, Henry B. Reverend. Witness.
Green, Sophia. Receiving stolen goods.
Ways, Michael; Brown, John; Sweeny, James; Eberline, Samuel; Spear, Robert; Zeigler, George. Witnesses.
Austin, James. Passing counterfeit bank notes.
Banks, David. Assault and battery.
Clyde, James. Witness.
WITNESSES IN THE JOHN LECHLER MURDER TRIAL
April 1822
Payment of expenses in bringing John Lechler to Lancaster.
Evans, David. Deputy Sheriff of Cambria County.
Court of Oyer and Terminer.
August Session 1822.
Lechler, John. Murder.
Witnesses for the defense:
Briceland, Benjamin.
Briceland, Mrs.
Fry, Jacob Sr.
Fry, Mrs.
Mayers, Philip.
Mayers, Mrs.
Getz, Nancy.
Fisher, Mary.
Rogers, Timothy.
Hamilton, John.
Hill, Mrs.
Tripple, Jacob.
Syeffe, Jacob.
Hinkle, Jonathan.
Hinkle, Mrs.
Reitzel, John Esq.
Carpenter, Samuel Esq.
Matter, George Esq.
McConnell, Catherine.
Fahnestock, Derrick Dr.
Ackerman, George.
Powell, Edward.
Burk, John.
Lechler, David.
Witnesses for the procecution:
Landis, Henry.
Dellet, Adam.
Mulford, Jonathan.
Menold, Andrew.
Neff, John.
Pastor, John.
Markley, Jacob.
Eberman, Matthias.
Shertz, Jacob.
Eicholtz, Leonard.
Frey, Jacob.
Haines, Daniel. Constable's fees.
Hess, John.
Hitzelberger, George.
Lindy, Jacob.
Flick, Sarah.
Storm, Elizabeth.
Black, James.
Todd, James.
Todd, Mary.
Fahnestock, Dietrich Dr.
Messencope, Philip.
Gumpf, Michael.
Orrick, Samuel D.
Armstrong, James.
Burke, John.
Haag, B ernard.
Haag, Michael.
Bosehart, Ann.
Treppert, John.
Caligan, Edward.
Lind, Michael.
Holl, Peter.
Freeman, Clarkson.
Kendig, George.
Weekland, James.
Shenk, Christian Jr.
Stoner, Christian.
Christ, John.
Bitner, Abraham.
Kurtz, William.
Kurtz, Ellen.
Brady, John.
Tripple, Joseph.
Shirer, William. Payment for serving subpoenas.
Light, Samuuel.
Schein, Jacob.
Hamacher, Adam.
Lansey, Jacob.
Peterman, Elizabeth.
Upperman, John.
Snyder, John.
Gochenauer, Adam.
Awerter, Leonard.
Tayloe, William.
Hoover, George.
Steffy, Jacob.
Heckrotte, Henry.
Reed, John.
Leman, Jacob.
Shively, Daniel.
Keller, John.
Heyd, David.
Immel, John.
Burke, Peter.
Powell, John.
1 item 97 pieces.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1854 F018 G
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1854
People
Gumpf, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1854 F018 G
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
122
Box Number
122
Additional Notes
Gompf, Jacob; Block, John. Executors.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1878 F003
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
1878
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Gumpf, Michael
Weise, John P.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1878 F003
Case Number
305.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
013
Box Number
013
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 drunken and disorderly conduct; fighting in the Lancaster City.
Dated 1877.
Filed against: Weise, John P. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Habeas corpus.
Return, includes warrant of commitment.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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