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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.80.137.2
Date Range
1840
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Jacquard coverlet, cotton warp and wool weft. Wool is dyed with madder red, indigo blue and green. Made with a 4 & 1 tiedown weave structure. Joined at center seam.
Corner block reads: "Made by J. Witmer, Manor Township, for Mary Shopf, 1840."
Note: Mary Shopf''s 1841 sampler is G.80.137.1.
Witmer, Jacob (1797 - 1887) Extant coverlets: 1837-1851
Provenance
Descent: Maker Mary Shopf Hertzler to daughter Mary Hertzler Herr to son Amos Herr to daughter and donor Anna C. Herr Wilkinson.
Genealogy: Mary Shopf (1 Feb 1823 - 12 Mar 1903) m. Rudolph Hertzler, dau. Mary Hertzler (16 Aug 1849 - 14 Apr 1929) m. Christian Herr, son Amos Herr (b. 1876) m. A.M. Hollinger, dau. Anna C. Herr m. Harold Wilkinson." (Anna is donor)
Maker was possibly the daughter of Henry Shopf & Elizabeth K. Kauffman. Henry was from Manor Twp.
Date Range
1840
Made By
Witmer, Jacob
Subcategory
Bedding
Object Name
Coverlet
Material
Wool / Cotton
Length (in)
101
Width (in)
88
Dimension Details
Includes fringe.
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2015-10-12
Accession Number
G.80.137
Object ID
G.80.137.2
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Wall
Island 2
Cabinet
Unit 13
Shelf
6 (top shelf)
Container
Box 1013
Notes
Weaver Jacob Witmer also cited in :
1. Heisey, John W., compiler. A Checklist of American Coverlet Weavers. Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Wmsbrg. Foundation, 1978. p.120.
3. Anderson, Clarita. American Coverlets and Their Weavers. Wmsburg, VA, 2002. p.230.
Place of Origin
Manor Twp., Lancaster Co.
Credit
Gift of Mrs. Harold Wilkinson
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.01.28.8
Date Range
1838
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Woven coverlet of two 39-inch widths seamed together. Horizontal rows of red, gold and blue wool; lenghtwise, natural cotton. Bird/tree border on both sides and the foot. Roses and flower designs. Top is rolled and stitched. 5.5-inch wool fringes on sides. 1-inch woven cotton border at foot with 7-in. self-fringe.
Weaver's blocks at foot: "MADE BY/ J. WITMER/ MANOR/ TOWNSHIP/ FOR/ CATHERINE/ HERR/ 1838."
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Date Range
1838
Made By
Witmer, Jacob
Object Name
Coverlet
Length (cm)
256.54
Length (ft)
8.4166666667
Length (in)
101
Width (cm)
226.06
Width (ft)
7.4166666667
Width (in)
89
Dimension Details
Width: 78 inches long plus 5.5-inch fringes on both sides
Length: 94 inches long with 7-inch cotton fiber fringe
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2020-03-06
Object ID
G.01.28.8
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Cabinet
Unit 12
Shelf
Shelf 6
Container
Box 1016
Notes
Weaver Jacob Witmer cited in:
1. Heisey, John W., compiler. "A Checklist of American Coverlet Weavers." Wmsburg, VA: The Colonial Wmsbrg. Foundation, 1978. p. 120.
2. Anderson, Clarita. "American Coverlets and Their Weavers." Wmsburg, VA, 2002. p. 230
An 1851 Witmer coverlet (#72) is pictured on pp. 154-55 in:
Shein, Jos. D. "Coverlets & the Spirit of America." Schiffer: Atglen, PA, 2002.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
AUG 1807 F035
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1807
People
Witmer, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1807 F035
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Tippling house
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F025 M
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1846
People
Myers, George
Witmer, Jacob S.
Myers, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manor Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F025 M
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
255
Box Number
255
Additional Notes
Witmer, Jacob S. Guardian of David Myers.
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 1862 F020 M
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1862
People
Miller, Andrew
Witmer, Jacob S.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manor Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1862 F020 M
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
264
Box Number
264
Additional Notes
Witmer, Jacob S. Administrator.
2 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1885 F020 M
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1885
People
Miller, Adam
Witmer, Jacob R.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manor Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1885 F020 M
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
277
Box Number
277
Additional Notes
Witmer, Jacob R. Executor.
2 items, 5 pieces.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1906 F109
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
1906
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Witmer, Jacob W.
Witmer, Clara
Brenneman, Jacob W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Manor Twp.
Place
Manor Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1906 F109
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
022
Box Number
022
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Witmer, Clara.
Administrator: Brenneman, Jacob W.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1861 F02 I01
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1861
People
Messner, Isaac
Witmer, Jacob
Messner, Daniel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Brecknock Twp.
Place
Brecknock Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Tav 1861 F02 I01
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
027
Box Number
027
Additional Notes
Bond: Jacob Witmer, Daniel Messner.
Receipt to keep a tavern.
2 items, 2 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 1831 #181
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
Bouman, Fanny
Bouman, Samuel
Horst, Susanna
Horst, David
Kiefer, Barbara
Kiefer, Daniel
Smith, Mary
Witmer, Jacob
Search Terms
Caernarvon Twp.
Earl Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Caernarvon Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1831 #181
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1993/04/16.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Witmer, Jacob. Teacher.
Horst, David; Horst Susanna. Parents of Bouman, Fanny, age 10; Bouman, Samuel, age 8. Caernarvon Twp.
Kiefer, Daniel; Kiefer, Barbara. Parents of Smith, Mary, age 9. Earl Twp.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #050
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
Witmer, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic tabard.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1827 #050
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Notes
Entered into Q & A Jun 7, 2001.
Additional Notes
Courthouse.
Payment for firewood.
Witmer, Jacob.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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