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The 1869 diary of Samuel R. Hess of Clay Township, Lancaster County : Mennonite, farmer & nurseryman

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Author
Hess, Samuel R.,
Date of Publication
c1997
Call Number
905.748 JHSCV v. 22
Responsibility
introduction, transcribed & indexed by Clarence Edwin Spohn.
Author
Hess, Samuel R.,
Place of Publication
Ephrata, Pa
Publisher
Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley,
Date of Publication
c1997
Physical Description
viii, 48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Series
Journal of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley ;
Notes
Includes index.
Summary
This issue contains the transcription of the 1869 diary of Clay Township resident Samuel R. Hess, and provides a day-to-day look at the life of a typical Mennonite farmer and businessman. The diary has been indexed by name and provides a list of local residents with whom Hess had contact with.
Subjects
Hess, Samuel R., - 1830-1906 - Diaries.
Mennonites - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Farmers - Pennsylvania
Lancaster County (Pa.) - History - 19th century - Personal narratives.
Additional Author
Spohn, Clarence E.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
905.748 JHSCV v. 22
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Abraham Lutz diaries, Adamstown, PA 1856-1894

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Author
Lutz, Abraham.
Call Number
929 L975
Responsibility
by Abraham Lutz.
Author
Lutz, Abraham.
Physical Description
1 computer laser optical disc ; 4 3/4".
Subjects
Adamstown (Pa.) - History - 19th century - Personal narratives.
Adamstown (Pa.) - History.
Diaries
Location
Lancaster History Library - Media
Call Number
929 L975
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Abstract of diary of Warren C. Bean, 1899

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo14170
Author
Moyer, Willoughby W.
Call Number
905.748 PDF v.28, no.4
  1 website  
Responsibility
by Willoughby W. Moyer.
Author
Moyer, Willoughby W.
Physical Description
32-39 p.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania Folklife, v.28, no.4, Summer 1979.
Warren Bean was a farmer and Mennonite minister in Montgomery County, PA.
Subjects
Bean, Warren C. - Diaries.
Mennonites - Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania - History - 19th century - Personal narratives.
Diaries.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PDF v.28, no.4
Websites
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The annotated James McCullogh's book: Pages with transcription and commentary

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Author
McCullogh, James
Date of Publication
2016.
Call Number
975.45 S798a
Responsibility
edited by John Stauffer.
Author
McCullogh, James
Place of Publication
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Publisher
The Conococheague Institute,
Date of Publication
2016.
Physical Description
256 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes index.
Summary
This is the diary of James McCullogh, a Scot-Irish immigrant farmer who settled on the Pennsylvania frontier in the mid-1700s...In its 116 pages, he jots notations from his daily life, from planting to business accounts to the secret places where he hid his tools during bloody Indian raids. The book records life-altering events such as the loss of his brother John and the kidnapping of his two small sons -the younger of which he never saw again- at the hands of Indians. He includes Bible verses and writes some entries in code, somewhat curiously, since he also provides the key. [book jacket]
In this annotated volume, there are facsimiles of the diary's pages, along with a transcription for clarity...and useful commentary providing context and background.
Subjects
McCullogh, James, - approximately 1740-1781 - Diaries.
McCullogh, James, - approximately 1740-1781 - Family.
Franklin County (Pa.) - History - 18th century.
Pennsylvania - History - French and Indian War, 1754-1763 - Personal narratives.
Additional Author
Stauffer, John,
Bricker, Calvin.
Additional Corporate Author
Conococheague Institute (Mercersburg, Pa.)
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
975.45 S798a
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Author
Goddell, Mary.
Date of Publication
1908
. �file:///Volumes/LCHS%3BLCHSFS01/OCR%20Journal%20Project/PDF%20Biblio%20Info/Pwebrecon.cgi.txt Author: Goddell, Mary. Other Author(s): Zahm, Matthias, 1789-1874. Title: An old diary / by Miss Mary Goddell. Primary Material: Book Subject(s): Zahm, Matthias, 1789-1874 --Diaries. Lancaster (Pa.)--Social
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Responsibility
by Miss Mary Goddell.
Author
Goddell, Mary.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1908
Physical Description
[184]-194 p. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 12, no. 5
Summary
This article contains parts of the the diary of Matthias Zahm 1789 -1874. He was a Lancaster resident who served as a Tipstaff and then Crier in the County court. The diary begins in 1835 and ends in 1849.
Subjects
Zahm, Matthias, - 1789-1874 - Diaries.
Lancaster (Pa.) - History - 19th century - Personal narratives.
Lancaster (Pa.) - Social life and customs.
Additional Author
Zahm, Matthias,
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 12, number 5 (1908), p. 184-194Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.12
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Collection
Roy D. Pegan Collection
Object ID
MG0046
Date Range
1890-1968
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Roy D. Pegan Collection
Description
This collection contains handwritten volumes which contain genealogy, family reunion records, poems and a list of the ages of death of prominent American and foreign generals, and childhood memories of Sunday school and church activities. Three diaries recount everyday activities between 1890 and 1898.
Custodial History
Cataloged in 1998; added to database 17 May 2018.
Date Range
1890-1968
Year Range From
1890
Year Range To
1968
Date of Accumulation
1890-1968
Creator
Pegan, Roy D.
People
Gowan, Jean
Leiper, Jane S.
Miller, Allen
Pegan, Andrew
Pegan, James
Pegan, Margaret
Pegan, Roy D.
Subjects
Genealogy
Family records
Diaries
Heraldry
Search Terms
Coat of arms
Diaries
Family crest
Family records
Family reunion
Finding aids
Genealogy
Manuscript groups
Photographs
Extent
1 box, 8 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0046
Other Numbers
MG-46
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please make an appointment with the Research Center staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org to view the Pegan Coat of Arms.
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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Collection
David B. Hackman Collection
Object ID
MG0072
Date Range
1850-1896
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
David B. Hackman Collection
Description
Collection contains the original and typed copies of correspondence describing life in the gold fields of California in the 1850s, an account of crossing the desert on the way west, and a journal describing the sea voyage home. Also, two newspaper images relevant to the gold rush and Mr. Hackman's obituary. He sent many letters home to his family in which he related the details of his experience, hardships of finding gold, the high prices and lack of provisions, observations of life in mining towns, his health, and asked for news from home. He also wrote letters to his sweetheart, Harriet B. Miller asking her to write him back, and his uncle, regarding family financial information.
Admin/Biographical History
David Baer Hackman (1827-1896) was the second child of David Heistand Hackman and Susanna Frantz Baer. He was a third cousin, once removed, of Milton Hershey. David left Lancaster in the fall of 1849 with the hope of finding gold in California. In the spring of 1850, he went to Ohio and joined others headed west. They boarded a steamboat in Cincinnati that was bound for St. Louis and then travelled by wagon train to Sacramento City, where they arrived in September 1850. David found enough gold to buy food and supplies, and then had modest success in 1853. In 1854, he decided to return home, this time travelling by steamer and train from San Francisco to New York via Panama.
The adventure of travelling westward and his life in the gold fields of California are described in detail in David's journal and correspondence. He sent many letters home to his family in which he related the details of his experience, hardships, the prices and lack of provisions, observations of life in mining towns, and asked for news from home.
David also wrote to his sweetheart, Harriet B. Miller (1829-1870), the daughter of Adam and Rebecca Miller of Manheim. Although he did not receive any letters from her, they reunited upon his return to Lancaster in 1854 and married soon after. They had one son named Augustus, who became a minister. Harriet passed away in 1870. David later married Ella C. (1851-1907) and they had five children, Frank, Mabel, Harry, Walter, and Edith.
David's obituary shows that he was involved in the grocery, clothing, hat, and shoemaking businesses. In the 1860 Census he is listed as a hatter, and in 1880 as a saloon keeper. He was well-liked and respected in the community. David and Harriet are buried in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by DT, 1999; revised by JK, 2016. Added to database 30 October 2018.
Date Range
1850-1896
Year Range From
1850
Year Range To
1896
Date of Accumulation
1850-1896
Creator
Hackman, David Baer, 1827-1896
People
Hackman, David Baer
Miller, Harriet B.
Hackman, Susanna Frantz Baer
Subjects
Letters
Diaries
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
California
Manheim (Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
California
Correspondence
Diaries
Finding aids
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
Lancaster
Letters
Manheim
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, 52 items, 484 pages to scan, .25 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0072
Other Numbers
MG-72
Classification
MG0072
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original materials in Folder 1, Insert 1 and Folder 3 may not be used. Patrons may use the transcripts provided within this collection.
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
Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Object ID
MG0050
Date Range
1703-1991
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Eleanor Fulton, Presbyterian Collection
Description
The work of Eleanor Fulton, a professional researcher. Contains information on the Presbyterian Church in Lancaster County, including First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Donegal Presbyterian Church. Also, genealogy notes for local families and St. James Episcopal Church.
System of Arrangement
Organized by subject, arranged chronologically.
Date Range
1703-1991
Year Range From
1703
Year Range To
1991
Date of Accumulation
1703-1991
Creator
Fulton, Eleanor
People
Ashmead, William
Buchanan, James
Fulton, Robert
Woodhull, John
Subjects
Presbyterian Church
United States--History--War of 1812
Letters
Genealogy
Search Terms
Booklets
Correspondence
Diaries
Donegal Presbytery
Ephemera
Genealogy
Letters
Newspaper clippings
Presbyterian Church
War of 1812
Extent
2 boxes, 56 folders, .75 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0050
Other Numbers
MG-50
Classification
MG0050
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 2
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory.org
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
John H. Hook Collection
Object ID
MG0089
Date Range
1906, 1913
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
John H. Hook Collection
Description
Collection contains personal and business papers of John H. Hook. His 1906 diary is a record of his family and social life, business meetings, local baseball games, weather and Lancaster businesses, such as Long's Park, the Stevens Industrial School, Ann Street School and Federal Cigar Co. The billhead is an example of purchases made by his customers.
Admin/Biographical History
Copied from Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pa., 1903 by J. H. Beers & Co., page 746-747:
JOHN H. HOOK, who is a prominent citizen of Lancaster, Pa., and one who has long been identified with the material improvement and growth of the city, was born April 5, 1858, in Lancaster, a son of John and Catherine (Klaus) Hook, natives of Greiss, Gross-Gerau, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, although they met and were married in Lancaster, Pa. John Hook emigrated to America in 1831, while the date of his wife's emigration was one year later. They have their pleasant home in Lancaster, where he is employed as a stone-mason and stonecutter. He was born in October, 1823, a son of Jacob and Christiana Hook, natives of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, the former of whom was born on April 14, 1804, came to America in 1831, and died March 2, 1871. Mrs. Christiana Hook died in Germany, in 1850, aged fifty-six years, four months and twenty days. Mrs. Catherine (Klaus) Hook was a daughter of Ernest and Margaret Klaus, of Dreiburg, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, who came to Lancaster county, in 1834, where he died, and was buried at Strasburg, Pa. John and Catherine (Klaus) Hook are members of the German Lutheran Church. In politics he is a supporter of the Democratic party. They had born to them these children: John H.; Elizabeth, who married Frank Witmer, of Lancaster; Henry, who resides at home, unmarried; Adam P., who died of yellow fever in Havana; Catherine, who married William Zercher, a tobacco merchant of Lancaster; Frederick, who is a barber; and William F., unmarried, who lives at home.
John H. Hook was reared in a home where he was early taught the value of industry. Until he was thirteen years of age, he attended school and then became water boy on the railroad, retaining his connection with railroad work, from 1871, when he made this humble beginning, until 1898, when he quit the road. From 1884 to 1889 he was master stone-mason for the Frederick Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. In October, 1889, he made his beginning in contracting with J. F. Kellar and until his health failed, in June, 1898, he continued at that work. During that time Mr. Hook was engaged in building and contracting on a large scale, in Lancaster City, and in 1898, in association with Dr. M. L. Davis, began the building of garbage crematories, and in 1898 built a 100-ton crematory for the United States Government at Havana. Cuba. It would be a task to name all the work which has been completed by Mr. Hook in the building line, but a few of the notable constructions are: No. 13 bridge over the Juniata River, near Altoona, Pa., containing 10,700 cubic yards of masonry, built at a cost of $107,000, on the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and for the same, a bridge over Stone Creek, at Huntingdon, Pa., containing 4,000 cubic yards of masonry; also a bridge for the same over Shaver's Creek, at Petersburg, Huntingdon Co., Pa., containing 3,500 yards of masonry. It was at this point that Mr. Hook was stricken with paralysis, the heavy demands made upon his physical strength being more that he could endure. His present business includes contracting and grading, and probably there is no more competent man in his line in Lancaster county.
In September, 1884, Mr. Hook was united in marriage with Mary E. Boud, who was born at Barren Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa., a daughter of James and Sarah ( Fisher) Boud, natives of that county. The former was a son of James and Elizabeth Boud, natives of New Jersey. Mrs. Hook's father was a contractor and builder, and he died in 1879, at the age of sixty-seven years. Her grandfather was a cooper. The maternal grandparents of Mrs. Hook were George and Elizabeth Fisher, farming people of Montgomery county. Mrs. Hook's mother was born in January, 1821, and now resides at Audubon, Pa. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Boud were: William H., who keeps a hotel at Audubon; Kate F., who married Clinton Caster, and lives at Audubon, where he is engaged in brick manufacturing; Mary E., who became Mrs. Hook; and Margaret, who died unmarried. The children born to Mr. Hook and wife were: Adam, deceased; Henry B.; Irene M.; Josephine; Mary F. L.; John F.; and Paul R.
Mr. Hook has led too busy a life to have taken a very active part in politics, although no citizen of this locality is better qualified. For six years he consented to be judge of elections, but finally resigned the office. Until the silver question agitated the Democratic party, he had always adhered to its principles, but since that time, has been identified with the Republican party. For the past twenty-three years he has been an Odd Fellow, and also be longs to the order of Seven Wise Men. Mr. Hook was reared in the Lutheran Church, and is a most liberal contributor to its support, his family being regular attendants on its services and active in its work.
Although somewhat hampered by ill-health, Mr. Hook has retained in a very remarkable degree his energy, and still is the active and intelligent head of his business. It is to Mr. Hook that the city is indebted for the very satisfactory electric plant, erected at Slack Water, which supplies Lancaster with its light. He is also president of the South Mountain Kaolin Co., capitalized at $250,000, and president of the Cline Stock Car Co., capitalized at $100,000. Mr. Hook is one of the reliable, energetic and progressive citizens, who leave worthy monuments behind them, when called from life, and who can be but illy spared. He enjoys the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens, and also has a large circle of personal friends.
Date Range
1906, 1913
Year Range From
1906
Year Range To
1913
Date of Accumulation
1906, 1913
Creator
Hook, John H.
People
Eisenberger, W. V.
Hook, John H.
Subjects
Diaries
Business records
Weather
Billheads
Search Terms
Business records
Diaries
Federal Cigar Co.
Green Pool Rooms
Gunzenhauser Bakery
Billheads
Long's Park
Safety Buggy Company
Stevens Industrial School
Weather
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 2 folders, .1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0089
Other Numbers
MG-89
Classification
MG0089
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 3
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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.
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John Eshelman (Lampeter Twp.) Records
Object ID
MG0562
Date Range
1841-1887
. Eshelman, John W. �230 North President Avenue • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3125 717.392.4633 • www.LancasterHistory.org Subject Headings: Business records Diaries Mills and mill-work Search Terms: Business records Diaries Finding aids Manuscript groups Mills Related Materials: Deed #2103: Deed from
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
John Eshelman (Lampeter Twp.) Records
Description
The John Eshelman (Lampeter Twp.) Records contain a daybook, a daybook and account book, and a ledger for John W. Eshelman's mill in Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. He purchased, milled, and stored corn, rye and other grains.
Custodial History
Organized and finding aid typed by HST, 29 January 2010. Added to database 26 December 2021.
Date Range
1841-1887
Year Range From
1841
Year Range To
1887
Date of Accumulation
1841-1887
Creator
Eshelman, John W.
People
Eshelman, Bertie C.
Eshelman, John W.
Other Creators
Eshelman, Bertie C.
Subjects
Business records
Diaries
Mills and mill-work
Search Terms
Business records
Diaries
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Mills
Extent
3 volumes, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Accession Number
1977.997
Object ID
MG0562
Other Numbers
MG-562
Classification
MG0562
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 12
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Deed #2103: Deed from Abraham Witmer and Jacob Hartman to Jacob Stoffer, June 1776. (Unrecorded Deeds)
Deed #1859: Indenture between Christian Stauffer and Daniel Stauffer, March 1812. (Unrecorded Deeds)
Curatorial Collection: Wooden bookkeeper's desk of the Eshelman Feed Company.
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), John Eshelman (Lampeter Twp.) Records (MG0562), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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.
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