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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F001 I003
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
1809
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Kurtz, Peter
Landis, Henry
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Warwick Twp.
Hempfield Twp.
Place
Warwick Twp.
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F001 I003
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional names: Henry Landis of Hempfield Twp.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Canoeing on the Juniata, 1888

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13395
Author
Landis, Henry K.,
Date of Publication
1993.
Call Number
797.122 L257
Responsibility
Henry K. Landis ; introduction by Elizabeth Johnson.
ISBN
0892710470
Author
Landis, Henry K.,
Place of Publication
Pennsylvania
Publisher
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Landis Valley Associates,
Date of Publication
1993.
Physical Description
i, 67 p. : ill., maps ; 19 x 24 cm.
Subjects
Canoes and canoeing - Pennsylvania - Juniata River.
Juniata River (Pa.) - Description and travel.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
797.122 L257
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Conestoga wagons and their ornamental ironing

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13882
Author
Landis, Henry K. ,
Call Number
905.748 PGFS v.3
Responsibility
by Henry K. Landis.
Author
Landis, Henry K. ,
Notes
In: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, v.3.
Subjects
Wagons.
Carriage industry - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Transportation - United States
Carriages and carts - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PGFS v.3
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Collection
Vendue Lists
Object ID
Vendue 1836 F001 L
Description Level
Item
Collection
Vendue Lists
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1836
Creator
Orphans' Court
People
Landis, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Vendue
Caernarvon Twp.
Place
Caernarvon Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English and German
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Vendue 1836 F001 L
Classification
RG 04-00 0178
Location
Archives
Container
003
Box Number
003
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1880 F048
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
1880
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Landis, Henry
Landis, Joseph
Landis, Susan
Musser, Willis B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Strasburg
Place
Strasburg
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1880 F048
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
012
Box Number
012
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncers: Landis, Joseph; Landis, Susan.
Administrator: Musser, Willis 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
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.
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Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1822 #251
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
Awylward, John
Baire, John
Baughman, Robert
Border, George
Boyer, Samuel
Brewes, Samuel
Burns, Christian
Cannon, John
Dellam, Charles
Dellam, Joseph
Depper, Julius
Derrick, Mary
Eberline, George
Eberman, Mathias
Fegel, Frederick
Fegel, Sarah
Feldeberger, John
Ferguson, Eliza
Fessler, Elizabeth
Gardner, Adam
Gibson, Lydia
Graham, George
Green, Sophia
Greybill, Jacob
Grimes, Thomas
Hercules, Peter
Johnson, Abraham
Jones, Eliza
Landis, Henry Jr.
Lauret, Thomas
Lutz, Catherine
Magill, Robert
Mallson, Ephraim
Matter, George
McCready, James
McKensay, Thomas
Milborn, Mary
Miller, Henry
Miller, John
Musketnus, Susanna
Nelson, Pompe
Orehler, Christian
Owens, Margaret
Pearson, John
Peters, Els
Rheam, William
Robeson, Robert
Schweinky, Henry
Sinneson, Garret
Smith, Mathias
Spear, Robert
Spera, Henry
Taylor, William
Wallace, Joseph
Ward, Mary
Yarlitz, Margaret
Young, Henry
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 #251
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
002
Box Number
002
Notes
Entered into Q&A Aug 26, 2003.
Additional Notes
Court house.
Payment to constables in a number of cases.
Baughman, Robert.
Greybill, Jacob.
Magill, Robert.
Matter, George.
Spear, Robert.
Spera, Henry.
Taylor, William.
Wallace, Joseph.
Cases the consrables were involved with (all are Commonwealth v.):
Gardner, Adam. Larceny.
Grimes, Thomas. Riot.
McCready, James, and others. Assault and battery.
Awylward, John. Assault and battery.
Mallson, Ephraim. Surety of the Peace.
McKensay, Thomas. Larceny on Schweinky, Henry.
Baire, John. Assault and battery.
Derrick, Mary. Assault and battery.
Brewes, Samuel. African American. Surety of the peace toward Ward, Mary.
Depper, Julius. Larceny on Miller, Henry.
Fegel, Frederick; Fegel, Sarah. Assault and battery on Eberman, Mathias.
Miller, John. Larceny on Lauret, Thomas.
Johnson, Abraham. African American. Surety of the peace toward Smith, Mathias.
Border, George. Assault and battery on Burns, Christian.
Fessler, Elizabeth. Surety of the peace toward Ferguson, Eliza.
Musketnus, Susanna. Surety of the peace toward Gibson, Lydia.
Peters, Els. Surety of the peace toward Milborn, Mary.
Young, Henry. Bastardy with Lutz, Catherine.
Orehler, Christian. Surety of the peace toward Robeson, Robert.
Green, Sophia. Receiving stolen goods.
Sinneson, Garret. Assault and battery.
Hercules, Peter. Larceny.
Nelson, Pompe. Bastardy.
Pearson, John.
Jones, Eliza. Assault.
Dellam, Joseph. Larceny.
Dellam, Charles. Larceny.
Yarlitz, Margaret. Larceny.
Graham, George. Perjury.
Eberline, George. Bastardy with Owens, Margaret.
Boyer, Samuel. African American. Larceny on Rheam, William.
Feldeberger, John. Larceny on Landis, Henry Jr.
Cannon, John. Arson.
1 item 14 pieces.
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Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1900 F003 L
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1900
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Landis, Henry L.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
Upper Leacock Twp.
Place
Upper Leacock Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1900 F003 L
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
009
Box Number
009
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1796 F012 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
1796
People
Landis, Henry
Grace, John
Brown, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1796 F012 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with assault on John Grace.
Additional name: David Brown.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1797 F051 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
1797
People
Landis, Henry
Grace, John
Bowman, Wendel
Miller, John
Landis, Jacob
Herr, Abraham
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1797 F051 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Bill of costs.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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