Skip header and navigation

Revise Search

7 records – page 1 of 1.

Elizabethtown Insurance Company records

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo19853
Corporate Author
Elizabethtown Insurance Company.
Call Number
MG-684, Archives South
  1 website  
Corporate Author
Elizabethtown Insurance Company.
Physical Description
2.5 cubic feet.
Summary
This collection contains documents and record books from the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. Items include records of new policies issued, policies cancelled, reinsurance policies, and books documenting taxes owed to the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. The collection also contains receipt books, personal agent books, and various notes and documents inserted into the lager record books. All documents are handwritten by multiple individuals and some books have missing, or broken spines. Many items are fragile, and caution should be used when turning pages to avoid further tearing and damage.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company
Fire insurance - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Insurance policies - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Elizabethtown (Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.)
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-684, Archives South
Websites
Less detail
Collection
Elizabethtown Insurance Company Records
Object ID
MG0684
Date Range
1872-1941
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Elizabethtown Insurance Company Records
Description
This collection contains documents and record books from the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. Items include records of new policies issued, policies cancelled, reinsurance policies, and books documenting taxes owed to the Elizabethtown Insurance Company. The collection also contains receipt books, personal agent books, and various notes and documents inserted into the lager record books. All documents are handwritten by multiple individuals and some books have missing, or broken spines. Many items are fragile, and caution should be used when turning pages to avoid further tearing and damage.
Admin/Biographical History
The Elizabethtown Insurance Company was formally chartered on December 23, 1843 as Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. They started doing business January 31, 1844 and by June 1844 had applications from prospective policy holders for enough insurance to issue their first policy. The company was originally developed to insure against loss or damage by fire, but eventually began insuring other types of property damage. Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company moved multiple times; finding homes in Lampeter and Conestoga Townships, as well as Lancaster City. The company moved to Elizabethtown in 1925, and in July of 2009, Farmers' Mutual changed their name to Elizabethtown Insurance Company. In 2011 Elizabethtown Insurance Company stopped accepting new applications, and in 2012, the company relocated to Delaware.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, 24 March 2015.
Date Range
1872-1941
Creation Date
1872-1941
Year Range From
1872
Year Range To
1941
Creator
Elizabethtown Insurance Company
People
Beare, Harry W.
Brandt, J. N.
Dulebohn, G. Walter
Gantert, H. A.
Gibbel, H. R.
Gise, Henry L.
Haldeman, John
Herr, Isaac
Herr, Isaac R.
Landis, H. Reist
Leaman, B. E.
Martin, Christ
Miller, A. W.
Miller, C. H.
Miller, Susan E.
Oweiler, J. N
Shimp, H. G.
Snavely, B. H.
Trout, J. M.
Zartman, E. R.
Subjects
Elizabethtown (Pa.)
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company (Lancaster, Pa.)
Fire insurance--Pennsylvania
Insurance companies--Pennsylvania
Insurance policies--Pennsylvania
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Correspondence
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown Insurance Men's Association
F. & M. Hat Co.
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company (Lancaster Pa.)
Finding aids
Fire insurance
Insurance companies
Insurance policies
Lancaster
Letters
Lykens Valley Mutual Insurance Company
Manuscript groups
Penn Township Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Postcards
Receipts
Taxes
Extent
4 boxes, 38 folders, 2.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0684
Classification
MG0684
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 14
Related Item Notes
MG-0065 Griest: William Walton Griest Collection, Series 19 Taxes/Tariffs, 1909-1929
MG-0283 Long: Judge Henry G. Long Collection, 1752-1888
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
Less detail
Collection
Herr, Neff and Kauffman Family (Manor Twp.) Papers
Object ID
MG0700
Date Range
1791-1956
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Herr, Neff and Kauffman Family (Manor Twp.) Papers
Description
This collection contains mostly deeds and releases for property in Manor Township between the Herr, Kauffman, and Neff families. The dates for the deeds and releases are 1791-1792, 1804-1808, and 1841-1865. It seems that there are three main properties that all of the documents are mentioning within Manor Township. There are also nine bonds between Tobias H. Herr and Henry Herr Sr. that were all made in 1864. There are two Cyrus Neff's mentioned in this collection, Cyrus Neff and Cyrus L. Neff. One of the documents is Cyrus Neff's Certificate of Election for the Lancaster County Auditor in 1887. The documents pertaining to Cyrus L. Neff are his policy with the Pennsylvania Threshermen & Farmers' Mutual Casualty Insurance Company in the early 1920's. Towards the end of the collection there are two newspapers from 1929 and 1947, pertaining to the Herr family farm and house as well as what seems to be instructions on how to make animal feed.
Admin/Biographical History
John Herr came to Pennsylvania in 1710 with four of his five sons. His oldest son, Abraham Herr came with his father in 1710, and was the only one to settle west of the Conestoga River in Manor Township.
Francis Neff came to America from Switzerland in the early 1700's. One of his sons, Henry Neff, was the first to live in Manor Township. One of Henry Neff's four sons, Henry Neff Jr., was the only child that stayed at the homestead in Manor Township. He and his wife, Susannah Neff, had a son named Benjamin Neff who, in turn, married Anna Hostetter, daughter of Ulrich Hostetter and had two sons, Cyrus and Benjamin H. Neff. Cyrus Neff attended common schools till he was 18 years old then farmed for 11 years, after which he taught in schools for three terms. He was very active in the school board for six years and then was elected as Lancaster County Auditor in 1887. He married Kate Lehman, a daughter of Reverend Benjamin Lehman, of Manor Township, and together they had eight children. Cyrus died in 1890 at the age of thirty-eight years.
The donor, Ethel Huber, is related to the Neff and the Herr families on her mother's side and may be a descendent of Abraham Herr, the brother of Christian Herr.
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by EB, Spring-Summer 2015. Added to database 25 January 2018.
Date Range
1791-1956
Year Range From
1791
Year Range To
1956
Date of Accumulation
1791-1956
Creator
Huber, Ethel M.
People
Barr, Ann Kauffman
Garber, Jacob B.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Ann
Herr, Catharine
Herr, Harry
Herr, Henry, Sr.
Herr, Rudolph
Herr, Tobias H.
Hershey, Christian
Hershey, Magdalen
Hertzler, Abraham
Hertzler, Barbara
Hertzler, Mary
Hochstetter, Jacob
Huber, Ethel M.
Huston, Esther Kauffman
Kauffman, Edgar M.
Kauffman, John
Kaufman, Abraham
Kaufman, Ester
Kaufman, John
Kaufman, Rudolph
Miller, Abraham
Neff, Annie K.
Neff, Cyrus
Neff, Cyrus L.
Neff, Edward
Randler, Charles G.
Randler, M. Elizabeth
Strickler, Jacob
Sweeny, Elizabeth
Witmer, Abraham
Witmer, Barbara
Witmer, David
Witmer, Eli
Witmer, Jacob
Witmer, John
Witmer, Magdalena
Subjects
Bonds
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Deeds
Herr family
Insurance policies
Kauffman family
Manor (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township)
Neff family
Search Terms
Bonds
Certificates
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Newspaper clippings
Deeds
First-Columbia National Bank
Insurance policies
Letters
Manor Twp.
Pennsylvania Threshermen & Farmers' Mutual Casualty Insurance Company
Garden Spot Farm News
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 17 folders, 40 items, 74 pages, .2 cubic feet
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0700
Classification
MG0700
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 15
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use photocopy in Folder 11.
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
Less detail

Harry Lincoln Long collection

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15546
Author
Long, Harry Lincoln.
Call Number
MG-380, Archives South
  1 website  
Author
Long, Harry Lincoln.
Physical Description
.25 cubic ft.
Arrangement of Material
Organized by subject. Arranged chronologically.
Summary
Collection contains Long family papers. Documents include papers relating to family members and the family business.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Family records.
Insurance policies - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Real property surveys - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Deeds - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Receipts (Acknowledgments) - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-380, Archives South
Websites
Less detail

The Jacob Ream collection

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4331
Author
Ream, Jacob.
Call Number
MG-164, Archives South
  1 website  
Alternate Title
Jacob Rihm collection.
Jacob Reeme collection.
Author
Ream, Jacob.
Physical Description
.5 cubic ft.
Arrangement of Material
Organized by subject. Arranged chronologically.
Summary
Collection contains original documents pertaining to business conducted by Jacob Ream and his family of Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Includes receipts, land agreements, bonds, releases, letter, will, tax notice, land appraisal, account sheet, and a fire insurance policy.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Business records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Deeds - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Wills - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Insurance policies - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-164, Archives South
Websites
Less detail
Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-14-06-22
  1 image  
Object Name
Negative, Film
Collection
General Collection
Description
Insurance policy of Benjiman Hershey of Leacock Twp. from the Lancaster Mutual Insurance Company signed by Henry Slaymaker, Secretary and Samuel Duffield, President.
Provenance
From the Slaymaker Collection
People
Hershey, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Leacock Twp.
Lancaster Mutual Insurance Co.
Insurance policies
Slaymaker Collection
negative
Object Name
Negative, Film
Print Size
8 x 10
Object ID
2-14-06-22
Images
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.2.3.005
Date Range
1868/04/03
  1 document     4 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Insurance policy issued by Girard Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Philadelphia, for the amount of $3.60 that insured James Buchanan against loss or damage by fire for $900 on his double two story brick dwelling house on the south side of Orange Street between Lime and Shippen Streets, Lancaster. Countersigned by A. B. Kaufman, agent for the company. Philadelphia.
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1868/04/03
Creator
Kaufman, A. B.
People
Buchanan, James
Kaufman, A. B.
Subjects
Insurance policies
Search Terms
Insurance policies
Girard Fire and Marine Insurance Co.
Philadelphia
Orange Street
Extent
2 items, 4 pages to scan, 10.75 x 16.75 in.
Object Name
Policy, Insurance
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS2003.018
Object ID
JBFP 1.2.3.005
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 2, Subseries 3, Folder 5
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives North
Container
JBFP Oversized Box 1
Location of Originals
Housed in JBFP Oversized Box 1.
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
Less detail

7 records – page 1 of 1.