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Collection
Patents Collection
Object ID
MG0632
Date Range
1827-1927
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Patents Collection
Description
This collection contains patents issued to inventors in Lancaster County. The patents have the technical information about the invention and also drawings and/or blueprints. Some of the patents are for a horse hay rake, pinions, a railroad car brake, and improvements in threshing machines, balancing mill stones, kitchen slicing utensils and a still. Two of the documents are signed by Secretary of State Henry Clay and President Andrew Jackson.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, February 2014. Added to database 26 May 2021.
Date Range
1827-1927
Creation Date
1827-1927
Year Range From
1827
Year Range To
1927
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Becker, Henry
Bennett, T. F.
Blake, James H.
Bomberger, Elias B.
Butler, B. F.
Clay, Henry
Eberly, John A
Fenstermaker, Emanuel Lively
Fenstermaker, Gerald B.
Fellenbaum, David
Gantz, David Zook
Iske, Anthony
Jackson, Andrew
Kauffman, C. L.
Keller, J. Frank
Lutz, Jacob
McLane, Louis
Musser, Peter
Price, Edward F.
Reigart, J. Franklin
Seitz, John
Sieger, P. George
Slaymaker, Amos Fleming
Spillinger, Joseph
Way, Andrew
Weitzel, Jacob
Whitehill, James
Withers, Michael
Subjects
Drawings
Inventions
Inventors
Patents
Search Terms
Blueprints
Brakes, Peerless track
Brakes, railroad car
Canon pinions
Certificates
Double rack and pinions
Drawings
East Cocalico Twp.
Finding aids
Garbage furnaces
Inventions
Inventors
Investments
Kitchen slicing utensils
Manuscript groups
Mill gudgeons
Mill stones, balancing
Nut locks
Patents
Plough-plates
Rakes, horse hay
Salisbury Twp.
Sanitary Engineering and Construction Company
Stills
Threshing machines
Watch mechanisms
Extent
1 box, 12 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0632
Other Numbers
MG-632
Other Number
MG-632
Classification
MG0632
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 13
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
An original watercolor drawing by J. F. Reigart of Jacob Weitzel's still (Folder 10) is in the Curatorial Collection.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
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.
Documents
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F008
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
1811
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Vonkennen, Michael
Reigart, Emanuel
Withers, Michael
Atlee, William P.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: escaped lunatic
Jailor
Affidavits
Order
Depositions
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F008
Case Number
31.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
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
Escaped lunatic.
Petitioner: Reigart, Emanuel.
Filed against: Withers, Michael.
Petitioner: Vonkennen, Michael.
Filed against: Atlee, Williams P. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit and order.
Alias capias.
Deposition.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
4 items, 4 pieces
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 1819 F004 W
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1819
People
Withers, George
Withers, Michael
Withers, Michael Jr.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
none
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1819 F004 W
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
407
Box Number
407
Additional Notes
Withers, Michael; Withers, Michael Jr. Administrators.
2 items, 3 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 1821 #326
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
1821
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Hartman Jacob
Withers, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lampeter Twp.
Strasburg Twp.
Road
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1821 #326
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
Notes
Entered into Q&A Mar 13, 2001.
Additional Notes
For laying out a road Lampeter Twp. and Strasburg Twp.
Hartman Jacob.
Withers, Michael. Road runs from his mill to his barn.
1 item, 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #307
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
Brackbill, Christian
Bachman, Jacob
Hoffman, George
Withers, Michael
Black, James
Miller, Henry
Seits, John
Sides, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Bridges
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #307
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
Notes
Date entered into Q & A was not recorded.
Additional Notes
Bridges.
Payment for constructing a bridge across Pequea Creek near [Memorialist's] Mill.
Brackbill, Christian.
In order for payment to be made, bridge viewers had to confirm that it had been built according to the ocntract. The viewers were:
Bachman, Jacob.
Hoffman, George Esq.
Withers, Michael.
Black, James Esq.
Miller, Henry.
Seits, John. [Also Sides, John.]
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1809 F006 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
1809
People
Johnston, Richard
Kendrick, Mary
Kendig, Mary
Haines, Moses
Withers, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1809 F006 QS
Case Number
2.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with fornication and bastardy on Mary Kendrick or Mary Kendig.
Recognizance.
Additional names: Moses Haines, Michael Withers.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1892 F023 W
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1892
People
Withers, Michael M.
Withers, Elizabeth C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
East Donegal Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1892 F023 W
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
432
Box Number
432
Additional Notes
Occupation: Doctor.
Withers, Elizabeth C. Executor.
3 items, 7 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1876 F024 W
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1876
People
Withers, Michael
Franklin, Emlen
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1876 F024 W
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
425
Box Number
425
Additional Notes
Franklin, Emlen. Administrator.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1873 F084
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
1873
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Withers, Michael
Withers, M. A.
Franklin, Emlen
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Place
None
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1873 F084
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
010
Box Number
010
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Withers, M. A.
Administrator: Franklin, Emlen.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1817 F001 V
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1817
People
Von Kennen, Catharine
Withers, Michael
Von Cannan, Catharine
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Leacock Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1817 F001 V
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
403
Box Number
403
Additional Notes
Also Von Cannan, Catharine
Withers, Michael. Executor.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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