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Herr, Neff and Kauffman Family (Manor Twp.) Papers
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Herr, Neff and Kauffman Family (Manor Twp.) Papers
This collection contains mostly deeds and releases for property in Manor Township between the Herr, Kauffman, and Neff families. The dates for the deeds and releases are 1791-1792, 1804-1808, and 1841-1865. It seems that there are three main properties that all of the documents are mentioning within Manor Township. There are also nine bonds between Tobias H. Herr and Henry Herr Sr. that were all made in 1864. There are two Cyrus Neff's mentioned in this collection, Cyrus Neff and Cyrus L. Neff. One of the documents is Cyrus Neff's Certificate of Election for the Lancaster County Auditor in 1887. The documents pertaining to Cyrus L. Neff are his policy with the Pennsylvania Threshermen & Farmers' Mutual Casualty Insurance Company in the early 1920's. Towards the end of the collection there are two newspapers from 1929 and 1947, pertaining to the Herr family farm and house as well as what seems to be instructions on how to make animal feed.
Admin/Biographical History
John Herr came to Pennsylvania in 1710 with four of his five sons. His oldest son, Abraham Herr came with his father in 1710, and was the only one to settle west of the Conestoga River in Manor Township.
Francis Neff came to America from Switzerland in the early 1700's. One of his sons, Henry Neff, was the first to live in Manor Township. One of Henry Neff's four sons, Henry Neff Jr., was the only child that stayed at the homestead in Manor Township. He and his wife, Susannah Neff, had a son named Benjamin Neff who, in turn, married Anna Hostetter, daughter of Ulrich Hostetter and had two sons, Cyrus and Benjamin H. Neff. Cyrus Neff attended common schools till he was 18 years old then farmed for 11 years, after which he taught in schools for three terms. He was very active in the school board for six years and then was elected as Lancaster County Auditor in 1887. He married Kate Lehman, a daughter of Reverend Benjamin Lehman, of Manor Township, and together they had eight children. Cyrus died in 1890 at the age of thirty-eight years.
The donor, Ethel Huber, is related to the Neff and the Herr families on her mother's side and may be a descendent of Abraham Herr, the brother of Christian Herr.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by EB, Spring-Summer 2015. Added to database 25 January 2018.
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Huber, Ethel M.
Barr, Ann Kauffman
Garber, Jacob B.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Ann
Herr, Catharine
Herr, Harry
Herr, Henry, Sr.
Herr, Rudolph
Herr, Tobias H.
Hershey, Christian
Hershey, Magdalen
Hertzler, Abraham
Hertzler, Barbara
Hertzler, Mary
Hochstetter, Jacob
Huber, Ethel M.
Huston, Esther Kauffman
Kauffman, Edgar M.
Kauffman, John
Kaufman, Abraham
Kaufman, Ester
Kaufman, John
Kaufman, Rudolph
Miller, Abraham
Neff, Annie K.
Neff, Cyrus
Neff, Cyrus L.
Neff, Edward
Randler, Charles G.
Randler, M. Elizabeth
Strickler, Jacob
Sweeny, Elizabeth
Witmer, Abraham
Witmer, Barbara
Witmer, David
Witmer, Eli
Witmer, Jacob
Witmer, John
Witmer, Magdalena
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Herr family
Insurance policies
Kauffman family
Manor (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township)
Neff family
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Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Newspaper clippings
First-Columbia National Bank
Insurance policies
Manor Twp.
Pennsylvania Threshermen & Farmers' Mutual Casualty Insurance Company
Garden Spot Farm News
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
1 box, 17 folders, 40 items, 74 pages, .2 cubic feet
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Archives South
Side 15
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use photocopy in Folder 11.
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Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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