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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F048 I002
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
1899
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Sauer, Jacob
Welchans, A. C.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F048 I002
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: A. C. Welchans.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F048 I004
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
1899
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Shenk, Jacob R.
Welchans, A. C.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F048 I004
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: A. C. Welchans.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F058 I005
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
1902
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Shenk, J. R.
Welchans, A. C.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F058 I005
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
Additional name: A. C. Welchans.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F039 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
1896
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Weise, Jacob K.
Welchans, A. C.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F039 I010
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional names: A. C. Welchans.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F102 F002
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
1915
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Buckius, Walter
Miley, David G.
Welchans, A. C.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F102 F002
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
003
Additional Notes
Additional names: A. C. Welchans and Walter Buckius.
Dated 26 April, 1915.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
APR 1887 F064 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
1887
People
Welchans, Harry C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1887 F064 QS
Case Number
64.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Fornication and bastardy
Mother of child: Hall, Mary A.
3 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
APR 1887 F065 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
1887
People
Welchans, Harry C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1887 F065 QS
Case Number
65.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny as bailee
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1897 F036
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
1897
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Hambright, Catharine
Erisman, Anada
White, William
Welchans, A. C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1897 F036
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
018
Box Number
018
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncers: Erisman, Anada; White, William.
Administrator: Welchans, A. C.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1898 F005 H
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1898
People
Hambright, Catharine
Welchans, A. C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1898 F005 H
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
189
Box Number
189
Additional Notes
Welchans, A. C. Administrator.
3 items, 7 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Date Range
1856-1897
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Description
The documents in MG0545, Series 2 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the fire department, which was established in 1881 by consolidating the private fire companies in the city. These nineteenth century documents are primarily invoices for engine and hose parts and repairs; horse tack, feed and stables; alarm boxes; salary payments; supplies; and engine house maintenance. A few invoices are for the earlier volunteer fire companies.
Admin/Biographical History
"A radical change in the method of providing protection against fire was brought about in 1882, a paid city fire department being substituted for the volunteer fire companies. The old system had to some extent fallen into
disrepute and become inefficient. The ordinance creating the new system was approved Dec. 21, 1881, and actual organization was commenced in February 1882 by the appointment of Henry N. Howell as chief engineer.
The engine-houses, engines, and hose-carts of the American and Washington Fire Companies were purchased, and also the engines of the Union and Sun Companies and the house of the Humane. The department was in working order in April 1882 and has since then been constantly undergoing improvement."
Ellis, Franklin and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1883.
Custodial History
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster's past.
Collection was organized and rehoused by PH, Summer 2011; finding aid typed by HST, April 2012.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series by subject:
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Date Range
1856-1897
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1897
Date of Accumulation
1856-1897
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Albright, Robert
Barr, Charles H.
Bateman, William H.
Beidle, John
Bihl, A. F.
Blickenderfer, R.
Brimmer, Fred
Brimmer, George H.
Brown, Daniel
Brown, George W.
Calder, George Jr.
Colvin, C. H.
Cox , Samuel B.
Cummings, W. P.
Eby, Jonas F.
Edgerley, Edward
Erisman, H. M.
Eshelman, J. W.
Faust, Jacob
Finney, W. B.
Glazier, Henry
Groff, Abraham S.
Groff, H. E.
Groff, Nathaniel
Hartman, Army
Hatz, Jacob
Hawthorn, John A.
Heinitsh, John F.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Allan A.
Herr, J. L.
Herr, M. B.
Hirsh, B. W.
Hoch, W. T.
Huber, Joseph H.
Jacks, Samson
Jahn, Francis
Jeffries, John R.
Kitch, Davis
Kreider, Jacob S.
Martin, B. B.
Miller, Fred
Miller, H. C.
Miller, Mrs. L.
Pfeiffer, F. W.
Plitt, Edward
Pontz, Adam
Ringwalt, Amos
Rudy, Frank H.
Rudy, Philip
Schum, Philip
Shaub, H.
Shaub, J. C.
Shenk, B. M.
Shenk, Charles G.
Shindle, J. P.
Shirk, Reuben
Smeltz, Edmond S.
Steigerwalt, H. J.
Sutton , J. L.
Vondersmith, H. B.
Walker, Edward
Welchans, A. C.
Wilson, William H.
Wise, Zeb
Wohlsen, William
Wylie, William T.
Zook, Jacob K.
[Roote], G. W.
Subjects
Fire departments
Volunteer fire departments
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
American Engine Company
American Fire Company
Baumgardner Co.
Baumgardner, Eberman & Co.
Baumgardners & Jefferies
Binkley's Bridge Post Office
Burger & Anderson
Business records
C. V. Rote & Co.
Centennial Pastry Board
Chambers & Palmer
Citizens' Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.
City Hotel
Crystal Ice Co.
D. B. Landis & Son
Dennison Mfg. Co.
Dialogue & Serrill
Eagle Spoke and Bending Works
Eureka Fire Hose Company
Everts & Overdeer
Finding aids
Fire departments
Friendship Hose Company
Fulton Cotton Mill
Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company
George M. Steinman & Co.
Gleason & Bailey Mfg. Co.
Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg. Co.
Henwood Co.
Humane Hose Company
Invoices
J. B. Prescott & Son
J. B. Shannon & Sons
J. M. Migeod & Son
J. P. Stormfeltz & Sons
John Best & Son
L. G. Tillotson & Co.
La France Fire Engine Co.
Lancaster
Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co.
Lancaster Planing Mill Co.
Lancaster Son & Co.
Lancaster Steam Soap & Candle Works
Lowell Harness and Collar Co.
Manchester Locomotive Works
Manuscript groups
Marion & Stoy
McLaughlin & Gesell
Miller & Hartman, wholesale grocers
Patrick & Carter Co.
Philip Lebzelter and Company
Phoenix Cork Works
Reilly Bros. & Raub
Ridenour & Schaum
Samuel Eastman & Co
Shiffler Hose Company.
Southern Electric Co.
Stoner, Shreiner & Co.
Sun Engine Company
Union Fire Company
Washington Engine and Hose Company
Washington Fire Company
[Wilfing] & Sawyer
Extent
2 boxes, 72 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Other Number
MG-545, Series 2
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series02
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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