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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F004 I010
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
1825
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Miller, William
Parker, William
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lampeter Twp.
Place
Lampeter Twp.
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F004 I010
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: William Miller.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.77.09
Date Range
c. 1800-1820
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Upholstered wingback commode chair has four turned Sheraton legs. Has replacement of original soiled handsewn homespun linen (remnants in this file), now an orange fabric with potted and vining flower design. Solid pinewood seat under cushion has center hole with fitted removable wooden disc.
This chair was from the Pownall home at Gap, where it was used by Dickinson Gorsuch, Maryland slave owner, during his recovery from wounds sustained during the Christiana Riot of Sept. 11, 1851. His father and two others were killed during the skirmish at the home of freed slave William Parker, and Dickinson was transported to the Pownall home for recovery. William Parker later published his story in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1866, making it highly publicized.
This incident "is an important example of the struggle over the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and the escalating tension between the North and the South. This act gave slave owners broad powers to recapture runaway slaves". (ExplorePAhistory.com)
Polaroid photos of chair before re-upholstery, in file.
Provenance
Provenance: Chair owned by the Pownall family & given in 1973 to the Lancaster County Historical Society by Mrs. Levi Pownall of Lancashire Hall (569-7279).
It was initially loaned to the Heritage Center (# L.77.9 and # 161.64.80) but soon donated to HCLC. Board minutes of Dec. 8, 1975 include Richard F. Smith's Museum Committee report noting a donation of a "Sheraton armed wing chair commode, used by the Pownall home in nursing Dickinson Gorsuch following Christiana Riot in 1851." Later unsigned note (Bruce Shoemaker?) states John Aungst of LCHS was consulted & chair was removed 11/9/84 from list on LCHS loan form, settling an apparent question of ownership.
Date Range
c. 1800-1820
Year Range From
1800
Year Range To
1820
Last Owner
Levi Pownall family of Gap
People
Gorsuch, Dickinson
Gorsuch, Edward
Parker, William
Pownall, Levi
Subject
African Americans. History
Free blacks
Slaveholders. Pennsylvania. Lancaster County
Slavery. Pennsylvania. Lancaster County
Search Terms
Christiana Resistance
African-American
Enslavers
Slaveholders
Slavery
Enslaved persons
Slaves
Free persons of color
Object Name
Chair, Commode
Oither Names
Chair, Wing
Material
Wood / Fabric
Height (cm)
119.38
Height (ft)
3.9166666667
Height (in)
47
Width (cm)
78.74
Width (ft)
2.5833333333
Width (in)
31
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-07-25
Condition Notes
Reupholstered. Minor wear in fabric; loose stitching, especially on proper right side.
Repaired and reupholstered gratis, April 1980, by The Upholstery Center of Lititz, (Mr. & Mrs. Paul Paes).
Accession Number
G.77.09
Object ID
G.77.09
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Wall
East
Shelf
Upper
Place of Origin
Likely Lancaster or Chester Co.
Credit
Heritage Center Collection, Gift of LCHS
Images
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #404
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
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Barge, Samuel
Binkley, Reuben
Brown, Daniel
Collins, Jacob
Collins, James
Fletcher, John
French, Belinda
Hall, Catharine
Hall, Henry
Hall, Manuel
Herr, Tilly
Kiner, Elizabeth
Kiner, Sfiah
Koven, John
Koven, Michael
Lawrance, Leah
Markley, George
McAlester, Leah
McAlester, Mary
McMichael, Abner
McMichael, Susan
McMichael, William
Olds, Elizabeth
Olds, Eza
Olstat, John
Olstat, Sfiah
Parker, Edward
Parker, William
Scepter, Patrick
Shultz, Samuel
Snider, Samuel
Stall, Jefferson
Stoner, Jacob
Stoner, Nancy
Strawbridge, George
Strom, Christian
White, John
White, Nicholas
Wilson, David
Worts, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Poor children
Charlestown, Manor Twp.
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Charlestown, Manor Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic tabard.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #404
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/04/22.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Barge, Samuel.
Binkley, Reuben.
Brown, Daniel.
Collins, Jacob.
Collins, James.
Fletcher, John. Teacher.
French, Belinda.
Hall, Catharine.
Hall, Henry.
Hall, Manuel.
Herr, Tilly.
Kiner, Elizabeth.
Kiner, Sfiah.
Koven, John.
Koven, Michael.
Lawrance, Leah.
Markley, George.
McAlester, Leah.
McAlester, Mary.
McMichael, Abner.
McMichael, Susan.
McMichael, William.
Olds, Elizabeth.
Olds, Eza.
Olstat, John.
Olstat, Sfiah.
Parker, Edward.
Parker, William.
Scepter, Patrick.
Shultz, Samuel.
Snider, Samuel.
Stall, Jefferson.
Stoner, Jacob.
Stoner, Nancy.
Strawbridge, George.
Strom, Christian.
White, John.
White, Nicholas.
Wilson, David.
Worts, John.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #623
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
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Barch, Samuel
Binkley, Reuben
Bloyer, Elizabeth
Bortsfield, Adam
Bortsfield, George
Browand, Ephraim
Brown, Daniel
Brubaker, George
Brubaker, Samuel
Chamberlain, Joanna
Cheny, Charles
Cheny, Devison
Christ, John
Christ, Magdalene
Cornelius, Adam
Cornelius, Elizabeth
Coy, George
Dock, Elizabeth
Dock, Lydia
Eckman, Elizabeth
Geiss, Esther
Geiss, John
Griffin, William
Hake, Catharine
Hake, William
Hall, Catharine
Hall, Emanuel
Hall, Henry
Hertzler, Elizabeth
Hertzler, Mary
Hilsher, Jacob
Hilsher, Mary
Hinesm, Henry
Kauffman, Elizabeth
Kauffman, Esther
Kauffman, Leah
Kauffman, Martin
Kauffman, Mary
Kauffman, Tobias
Keinert, Elizabeth
Keinert, Sophia
Kitch, Samuel
Kover, John
Kover, Michael
Lowrence, Leah
Markly, Elizabeth
Markly, George
Markly, Magdalene
May, Benjamin
May, Susanna
McCollester, Leah
McCollester, Mary
McMichael, Abner
McMichael, Susanna
McMichael, William
Newcommer, Elizabeth
Ols, Elizabeth
Ols, Esra
Ottstat, John
Ottstat, Sophia
Oxer, Anna
Oxer, Hannah
Parker, Edward
Parker, William
Peifer, Anna Mary
Phillips, James
Phillips, Thomas
Princenses, Rebecca
Reess, Robert
Sherk, David
Shertzer, Benjamin
Shertzer, John
Shulz, Samuel
Smith, Mathias
Smith, Harriet
Smith, Mary
Snyder, Joseph
Snyder, Samuel
Stall, Jefferson
Stauffer, Mary
Steigelman, Magdalene
Steigelman, Mary
Stevesson, Catharine
Stevesson, William
Stewert, Ephraim
Stoner, Anna
Stoner, Jacob
Strawbrich, George
Strome, Christian
Stump, Jacob
Sweitzer, Elizabeth
Sweitzer, John
Underhill, Jacob
Wertz, John
White, John
White, Nicholas
Williams, Amos
Wilson, David
Yerletz, Catharine
Yerletz, Magdalene
Young, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Manor Twp.
Poor children
African-American
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Manor Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic tabard.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #623
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/10/12.
.
Additional Notes
List of poor children in Manor Twp.
Brubaker, George. Age 7.
Brubaker, Samuel. Age 9.
Brown, Daniel. Age 10.
Barch, Samuel. Age 10.
Binkley, Ruben. Age 11.
Bortsfield, Adam. Age 9.
Bortsfield, George. Age 11.
Browand, Ephraim. Age 8.
Bloyer, Elizabeth. Age 7.
Chamberlain, Joanna. Age 9.
Coy, George. Age 11.
Cemmons, Jonathan. Age 8.
Cheny, Charles. Age 8.
Cheny, Devison. Age 11.
Christ, John. Age 9.
Christ, Magdalene. Age 11.
Cornelius, Adam. African American. Age 10.
Cornelius, Elizabeth. African American. Age 8.
Dock, Elizabeth. Age 8.
Dock, Lydia. Age 10.
Eckman, Elizabeth. Age 9.
Griffin, William. Age 11.
Geiss, Esther. Age 11.
Geiss, John. Age 8.
Hall, Catharine. Age 8.
Hall, Emanuel. Age 9.
Hall, Henry. Age 11.
Hines, Henry. Age 10.
Hertzler, Elizabeth. Age 9. House and lot.
Hertzler, Mary. Age 6.
Hake, Catharine. Age 6.
Hake, William. Agge 9.
Hilsher, Jacob. Age 9.
Hilsher, Mary. Age 6.
Kover, John. Age 10.
Kover, Michael. Age 8.
Kauffman, Tobias. Age 8.
Keinert, Elizabeth. Age 10.
Keinert, Sophia. Age 8.
Kauffman, Esther. Age 9.
Kauffman, Elizabeth. Age 11.
Kauffman, Leah. Age 8.
Kauffman, Martin. Age 7.
Kauffman, Mary. Age 6.
Kitch, Samuel. Age 10.
Lowrence, Leah. Age 7.
McMichael, Abner. Age 6.
McMichael, Susanna. Age 11.
McMichael, William. Age 9.
Markly, Elizabeth. Age 8.
Markly, George. Age 10.
Markly, Magdalene. Age 11.
May, Benjamin. Age 8.
May, Susanna. Age 10.
McCollester, Leah. Age 6.
McCollester, Mary. Age 8.
Newcommer, Elizabeth. Age 9.
Ols, Elizabeth. Age 11.
Ols, Esra. Age 10.
Ottstat, John. Age 10.
Ottstat, Sophia. Age 7.
Oxer, Anna. Age 8.
Oxer, Hannah. Age 11.
Parker, Edward. Age 10.
Parker, William. Age 5.
Princenses, Rebecca. Age 10. African American.
Peifer, Anna Mary. Age 7.
Reess, Robert. Age 8.
Stall, Jefferson. Age 8.
Shulz, Samuel. Age 10.
Stevesson, Catharine. Age 10. African American.
Stevesson, William. Age 8. African American.
Stewert, Ephraim. Age 6. African American.
Snyder, Joseph. Age 10.
Snyder, Samuel. Age 11.
Stoner, Anna. Age 6.
Stoner, Jacob. Age 8.
Strawbrich, George. Age 5.
Stauffer, Mary. Age 11.
Stump, Jacob. Age 8. African American.
Strome, Christian. Age 8.
Steigelman, Magdalene. Age 7.
Steigelman, Mary. Age 10.
Sherk, David. Age 7.
Shertzer, Benjamin. Age 8.
Shertzer, John. age 10.
Smith, Harriet. Age 10.
Smith, Mary. Age 7.
Sweitzer, Elizabeth. Age 6.
Sweitzer, John. Age 8.
Smith, Mathias. Age 9.
Underhill, Jacob. Age 10. Africann American.
White, John. Age 9.
White, Nicholas. Age 10.
Wilson, David. Age 10.
Wertz, John. Age 7.
Williams, Amos. Age 6. African American.
Phillips, James. Age 10.
Phillips, Thomas. Age 8.
Yerletz, Catharine. Age 11. African American.
Yerletz, Magdalene. Age 9. African American.
Young, Mary. Age 8.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #501
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
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Beam, John
Beam, Elizabeth
Beam, Catharine
Beam, Samuel
Lambert, Isaac
Titterline, _____
Lambert, Stephen
Setzler, Widow
Setzler, John
Carson, Isaac
Carson, Joseph
Casle, Magdaline
Schmith, Henry
Casle, Marian
Eschelman, Samuel.
Eschelman, Petter
Gillems, Aroon
Gillems, Perker
Himberger, Polle
Himberger, Benjamin
March, Jesse
March, Samuel
March, Nathan
Parker, William
Parker, Washington
Parker, Zeckial
Ranck, Marean
Schmith, Martin
Regert, Sophe
Regert, Richard
Regert, Elisabeth
Rieger, Isaac
Schmith, David
Schmith, Samuel
Schmith, Jonnadon
Schmith, Jimes
Schmith, Jinney
Segner, William
Segner, Catharine
Seidenstricker, Jacob
Seidenstricker, Elizabeth
Seidenstricher, Ann
Siverling, George
Siverling, Daniel
Siverling, Mary
Stein, Lydia
Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Jane
Stone, Henry
Zell, Jacob
Zell, Barbara
Zell, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Brecknock Twp.
African-American
Poor children
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Brecknock Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #501
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/02/01.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Names taken from Lancaster County tax lists.
Beam, John. Father of Beam, Elizabeth, age 8; Beam, Catharine, age 6; Beam, Samuel, age 5.
Lambert, Isaac. Age 10. Living with Titterline.
Lambert, Stephen. Age 6. Living with Titterline.
Setzler, Widow. Mother of Setzler, John.
Carson, Isaac. Age 11.
Carson, Joseph. Age 9.
Casle, Magdaline (or Marian). Age 5. Living with Schmith, Henry.
Eschelman, Samuel. Father of Eschelman, Petter, age 6.
Gillems, Aroon. Father of Gillems, Perker, age 7.
Himberger, Polle. Widow. Mother of Himberger, Benjamin, age 8.
March, Jesse. Father of March, Samuel, age 10; March, Jesse, age 9; March, Nathan, age 7.
Parker, William. Father of Parker, Washington, age 10; Parker, Zeckial, age 6.
Ranck, Marean. Age 9. Living with Schmith, Martin.
Regert, Sophe. Widow. Mother of Regert, Richard, age 7; Regert, Elisabeth, age 9.
Rieger, Isaac. Age 6.
Schmith, Martin. Father of Schmith, David,age 11; Schmith, Samuel, age 8; Schmith, Jonnadon, age 7.
Schmith, Jimes. Age 7. African American.
Schmith, Jinney. Age 9. African American.
Segner, William. Father of Segner, Catharine, age 10.
Seidenstricker, Jacob. Father of Seidenstricker, Elizabeth, age 6; Seidenstricher, Ann, age 5.
Siverling, George. Father of Siverling, Daniel, age 6; Siverling, Mary, age 7.
Stein, Lydia. Age 5.
Stephenson, Robert. Father of Stephenson, Jane, age 9.
Stone, Henry. Age 7. African American.
Zell, Jacob. Father of Zell, Barbara, age 7; Zell, Elizabeth, age 6.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1812 F10 I01
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1812
People
Parker, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lampeter Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Tav 1812 F10 I01
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
003
Box Number
003
Additional Notes
Owned by Henry Diffenbaugh.
Known as the Black Bear.
Petiton Allowed.
Signers of Petition: John Rohrer Jr., Andrew Wise, Henry Diffenbaugh, John Crite, John Bausman, Samuel White, Michael Gundaker, W. McKnight, and one other.
1 Item, 1 Piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1827 F10 I05
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1827
People
Parker, William
Dance, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lampeter, Lampeter Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
Tav 1827 F10 I05
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Additional Notes
Formerly occupied by John Dance.
Petition granted.
April term.
Signers of Petition: Jacob Smith, Jacob Brua, John Shultz, Christian Hess, Jacob Bachman, Isaac Graft, David Snavely, Henry Miller, George Diffenbaugh, Richard Ferree, Henry Diffenbaugh, John Rohrer.
1 Item, 1 Piece
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1888 F002 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1888
People
Parker, William
Reed, Howard
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1888 F002 P
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
306
Box Number
306
Additional Notes
Reed, Howard. Administrator.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1892 F002 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1892
People
Parker, William
Armstrong, Hugh
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Drumore Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1892 F002 P
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
306
Box Number
306
Additional Notes
Armstrong, Hugh. Executor.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1831 #134
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
1831
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Eckert, Magdelena
Lawrence, Catharine
Lawrence, Joseph
Newcomer, John
Parker, William
Search Terms
Manor Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Manor Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1831 #134
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1993/04/02.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Eckert, Magdelena.
Lawrence, Catharine.
Lawrence, Joseph.
Newcomer, John. Teacher.
Parker, William.
1 item. 1 piece.
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