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Lancaster County – Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous History Collection - PA-Genealogy

Lancaster County – Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous History Collection

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Industries of Pennsylvania The Cities of Lancaster, Columbia and Mount Joy Historical and Descriptive Review (Richard Edwards, 1879, 108 pages)A History of the Bethany Charge of the Reformed Church, in Lancaster County, PA (Rev. D. C. Tobias, 1881, 43 pages Genealogical Record of the Atlee Family (Edwin Atlee Barber, 1884, 127 pages) Industrial and Commercial Resources of Pennsylvania (Historical Publishing Company, 1886, 122 pages)
The Landis Family of Lancaster County (D. B. Landis, 1888, 88 pages)
Chronicon Ephrantense; A History of the Community of Seventh Day Baptists at Ephrata, Lancaster County, Penn'a (J. Max Hark, 1889, 301 pages)
Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Excepting Philadelphia) Embracing Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties (American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890 148 pages)
Register of the Marriages and Baptisms of the Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing (E. W. S. Parthemore, 1891, 43 pages)
Annual Business Review of Lancaster County (Franklin Publishing Co., 1891, 94 pages)
History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of the City of Lancaster, PA from 1807-1893 (John S. J. McConnell, 1893, 171 pages)
Historical Sketch of St. Anthony’s Church, Lancaster, 1870-1895 (Anthony F. Dorley, 1895, 81 pages)
A Genealogy of the Hess Family (John H. Hess, 1896, 258 pages)
An Authentic History of Donegal Presbyterian Church (J. L. Ziegler, 1902, 185 pages)
One Hundred and Fifty Years of School History in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (William Riddle, 1905, 615 pages)
A Biographical History of the Swarr Family (Jacob Mellinger Swarr, 1909, 35 pages)
1827-1927 The Centennial of the Founding of Zion Lutheran Congregation, Lancaster, PA (F. P. Mayser, 1927, 34 pages)
Directory of St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Lancaster, 1850-1935 (T. A. Alspach, 1935, 54 pages)
Genealogical Memoranda, Stouffer 1579-1943 (Revised Edition) (Kate S. Snively & C. S. Stouffer, 1903, 1943, 129 pages)
Columbia Welcome Home Celebration [WWII] Souvenir Program (Anonymous, 1946, 84 pages)
History of St. Paul’s Church of the West Manheim Charge 1853-1953 (Anniversary Committee, 1953, 58 pages)
St. Anthony’s Lancaster, Penna. 1870-1970 (Frank A. Weatherly, 1970, 82 pages)

This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania.  These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA. 

This material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs. You will receive an email with the download link after purchasing online. These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

 

Industries of Pennsylvania The Cities of Lancaster,
Columbia and Mount Joy Historical and Descriptive Review
(Richard Edwards, 1879, 108 pages)

The first half of this book is a brief overview of the industries of Pennsylvania by county.  The second half focuses on the businesses and industries of Lancaster, Columbia and Mount Joy, Lancaster County, PA.  The businesses review are: -- From Lancaster -- Lewis Haldy, Eureka Bark Mill Co., R. K. Schnader, Gorrecht, Reilly & Keller, Frederick Engle, Sher Smith, Penn Iron Co., Limited, Coho & Wiley, Conestoga Cork Works, Escholl Nursuries, C. A. Locher, Phares W. Fry, A. B. Sheaffer, J. A. Westhaeffer, Fred. Vollmer's, H. Baumgardner & Co., Lancaster Watch Company, H. L. Stehman, G. W. Dodge & Son, Jer. Rohrer, Hager & Bro., Frey & Weidler, George M. Steinman & Co., H. M. Shreiner, Wm. H. Manby's, Conestoga Furnace, Edward J. Zahm, Russel & Shulmyer, D. B. & D. H. Bartholomew, Dana Graham, G. Sener & Sons, E. J. Erisman, Lancaster Organ Manufactory, Widmyer & Ricksecker, Charles A. Heinitsh, Levi K. Landis, Lawrence Knapp's, Wm. D. Sprecher & Son, D. S. Bursk, Philip Doersom, W. F. Duncan, David Bair, Givler Bowers & Hurst, Brimmer & Bell, A. D. Rohrer & Brother, S. Clay Miller, George W. Hull, Isaac Diller, E. M. Schaeffer & Son, A. Rhoads, Julius Loeb, A. N. Breneman, C. A. Reece, M. Haberbush, D. S. Bare, Lancaster Commercial College, F. Ruth & Co., Walter A. Heinitsh, Alfred A. Hubley, Chas. Brimmer, Charles Knapp, H. C. Demuth, High & Martin, A. K. Hoffmeier, Chas. H. Barr, Stevens House, Dr. C. A. Greene, Reigart's Old Wine Store, Cooper House, James A. Nimlow, E. F. Bowman, J. K. Smaling, Geo. O. Hensel, S. E. Baily & Co., J. G. Goodman, Co-operative Carriage Works, Urban & Burger, H. Z. Rhoads & Bro., John J. Hoover, Lancaster Union Agricultural Works, Myers & Rathfon, Mrs. L. Miller, H. Gerhart, Flinn & Breneman, L. Bachler, John Baer's Sons, H. B. Shank, J. L. Arnold, B. Z. Shreiner, J. Q. Mercer, Cumming's Photograph Gallery, Rathvon & Fisher, Heitshu's Drug Store, E. M. Sheetz, D. H. Kulp, Frank J. Steinhauser, Cadwell House, L. B. Herr, Conrad Gast & Son, Amos Miley, Jacob Rotharmel, Shaub & Burns, Philip Rudy, Reading Mutual Aid Association of PA., Eagle Spoke Works, Rote & Sons, John Horting, City Hotel, H. Gundaker, H. B. Cochran, Wm. H. Fisher, Black Horse & Corn Exchange Hotel, Shultz Bros., Andw. G. Frey, Joseph Sansom, A. F. Bonine, Amos Ringwalt, Lancaster Coach Works, Samuel B. Cox, R. J. Houston, Wm. Blickenderfer, Wm. Loeb, Daisz and Lorenz, J. P. Stormfeltz, F. O. Sturgis, Wm. L. Gill, Lederman Brothers, Charles H. Amer, Adam Ohlender, J. R. Royer, H. Bechtold, Geo. Martin & Co., J. Hoover, M. F. Steigerwalt & Son, A. Wetter & Co., Ezra F. Landis, Edgerley & Co., Levan & Sons, John Best, John Flick, Henry Ganse, Frank Mettfett, B. Frank Saylor's, Franklin House,  -- From Mount Joy -- Exchange Hotel, D. H. Engle, Wolgemuth & Geyer, Mount Joy Steam Flouring Mills, D. Root, Son & Co., Red Lion Hotel, The Landis Coach Works, -- From Columbia -- Edward N. Smith, Ezra Smedley, Jacob Rothschild, Perrottet & Hoyt, H. S. Hershey, F. C. Snyder, J. W. Stauffer, John Fendrich, McBride & Maulfair, M. F. Stevenson, John B. Bachman, Bachman & Forry, Charles Grove, Black's Hotel, Jno. Shenberger & Son, G. S. Redsecker's, J. L. Pinkerton, Franklin House, John Westerman, Columbia Nursery, W. F. Maulick, H. F. Yergey

 

A History of the Bethany Charge of the Reformed Church,
in Lancaster County, PA (Rev. D. C. Tobias, 1881, 43 pages)

 

Genealogical Record of the Atlee Family
(Edwin Atlee Barber, 1884, 127 pages)


Industrial and Commercial Resources of Pennsylvania
(Historical Publishing Company, 1886, 122 pages)

This publication is a history and description of the business operations from dozens of towns throughout south eastern Pennsylvania.  Each business is detailed in sketch form, giving, in many cases, a brief history of its existence, management, and a description of its operations.  This information was only published in this publication making this a rare and useful resource for historical or genealogical research in these counties of PA.

Lancaster County
-- From Columbia: -- The Columbia Iron Co., Geo. W. & B. F. Haldeman, First National Bank of Columbia, Scott Patton, The Keeley Stove Co., Kline & Eppihimer, H. H. Heise, F. P. D. Miller, Frank Janson & Bro., Columbia Foundry and Machine Works, P. A. Krodel, John Shenberger & Son -- From Lancaster: -- W. D. Stauffer & Co., Wm Wohlsen's Planing-mill and Sash Factory, Bischoff & Engelhard, Philip Schum Son & Co., Henry Burger, J. R. Royers, Lancaster Steam Pump and Machine Works, Isaac Diller & Sons, Frey & Eckert, Killian's Cigar-box Factory, Geo. M. Steinman & Co., Henry Martin, R. Blickenderfer, S. E. Baily, Lancaster Comb Works, Wills & Keefer, John F. Little, Norbeck & Miley, Alfred Diller, Dr. J. C. Shaub, J. F. Heinitsh, Harry A. Schmidt, Reist & Co., Jere Rohrer, Askew & Scheid, Morris Zook, Harnish & Co., P. C. Snyder & Bro., Henry E. Leman, Flinn & Breneman, M. B. Weidler, Kieffer & Herr, M. Haberbush, E. S. Shirk, Samuel Clarke, C. S. Herr, Harry L. Trout, J. W. Hubley, Lancaster Paper-box Co., Jonas F. Eby, Chas. A. Locher, J. E. Rote's Studio, C. C. Dittenhofer.

The Landis Family of Lancaster County (D. B. Landis, 1888, 88 pages)
From the title page: A Comprehensive History of the Landis Folk from the Martyr's Era to the Arrival of the First Swiss Settlers giving their Numerous Lineal Descendants; Also, an accurate record of the Members in the Rebellion, with a sketch of the start and Subsequent Growth of Landisville, and Landis Valley, and a complete directory of Living Landis Adults."

Chronicon Ephrantense; A History of the Community of Seventh Day
Baptists at Ephrata, Lancaster County, Penn'a (J. Max Hark, 1889, 301 pages)

From the Translator's Preface:  This work is "an exceedingly frank and ingenuous contribution to our knowledge of the peculiar and wholly unique social and religious condition, and entire spiritual life of a very considerable part of the early settlers of Central and Southern Pennsylvania.  The otherwise incomprehensibly heterogeneous social and religious life of that populous, prosperous, and important part of the State of which Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, and Dauphin counties are the representatives; the strange variety of dialect, dress, social habits, religious beliefs, and sectarian organizations, to be met with in those counties to-day; are all readily accounted for as soon as we become acquainted with the history of the people and their surroundings, to which the Chronicon introduces us."

 

Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points in Southeastern Pennsylvania
(Excepting Philadelphia) Embracing Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Schuylkill,
Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties
(American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890 148 pages)

This publication contains sketches of industrial and economic significance from the major populated areas of southeastern PA.  These commercial sketches provide a rare look at many of the businesses and business people of Pennsylvania before the 20th Century.

Lancaster County
-- From Lancaster: -- The Fulton National Bank, D. P. Locher & Sons, J. A. Sprenger, B. F. Skeen & Son, Jacob K. Barr, Long & Davison, People's Tea Co., Martin Rudy, Anne & Thomas, John Horting, S. Clay Miller, H. M. Shreiner, Conestoga Cork Works, Julius Loeb, John J. Watson, B. F. Landis, J. P. Stormfeltz & Sons, Best Steam Engine and Boiler Works, The Conestoga National Bank, Philip Schum, Son & Co., James C. Leman, Jacob B. Long, D. B. Landis & Son, Bausman & Burns, Reinoehl Knipe, Flinn & Brenneman, F. Shroder & Co., The Lancaster Steam Pump and Machine Works, Lancaster Steam Laundry, W. H. Bateman, Slaymaker, Barry & Co., Wm R. Gerhart, John F. Reed & Co., Reigart's Old Wine Store, J. E. Weaver, G. M. Askew, Earnest Zahm, Jeremiah Rife, Brady's Edge Tool Works, Downey Bros., Baumgardner, Eberman & Co., F. R. Marion, Watt & Shand, Robert H. Pierce, Walter A. Heinitsh, Trout & Shank, Bohn & Brother, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Frank J. Faesig, Jacob G. Shirk, B. G. Dodge, John J. Hoover's Sons, David L. Deen, Wm. Wohlsen, Baumgardner & Co., Astrich Bros., M. Miley, Gustav Groezinger, R. M. Slaymaker, W. D. Stauffer & Co., H. R. Breneman, Allan A. Herr, American House, Eagle Spoke and Bending Works, Rufus H. Anderson, D. H. Miller, J. Walter Miller, Jonas F. Eby, John Ribman & Son, H. L. Mellinger, Philip Rudy, George Wiant.

Register of the Marriages and Baptisms of the
Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing (E. W. S. Parthemore, 1891, 43 pages)

This publication is a collection of church records from two central Pennsylvania Churches: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Middletown, Dauphin County, and Caernarvon Episcopal Church, Lancaster County.  It begins with a brief historical account of the churches and then goes into the records, including lists of subscriptions from 1773-1781, marriages from 1780-1799, baptisms from 1780-1798, and concludes with biographical notes on a number of individuals associated with the church.

Annual Business Review of Lancaster County
(Franklin Publishing Co., 1891, 94 pages)

This book was published as a descriptive and biographical review of the businesses of Lancaster County, PA.  It includes the Lancaster, Columbia, Marietta, Manheim, Strasburg, Elizabethtown, Millersville, Mount Joy, Christiana, Lititz, Ephrata, Gap, Quarryville, Paradise, West Earl, Kinzers, Farmersville, Maytown, New Holland, Bainbridge, Lincoln, Akron, Safe Harbor, Vogansville, Witmer, Bird-in-Hand, Florin, Wrightsville, Terre Hill, Landisville, Leaman Place, Hinkletown, Denver, Adamstown, Rothsville, Reamstown, Martindale, Spring Grove, Churchtown, Blue Ball, and Murrell.

History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of the City of
Lancaster, PA from 1807-1893 (John S. J. McConnell, 1893, 171 pages)

This is a history of this historic Lancaster County, PA church, covering its formation and growth over the years.  It also contains an account of early efforts to establish Methodism in the County.

Historical Sketch of St. Anthony’s Church, Lancaster,
1870-1895 (Anthony F. Dorley, 1895, 81 pages)

This is a brief history of the church published for its 25th Anniversary.  It also contains a history of the Sacred Heart Academy and St. Anthony's Parochial School.

 

A Genealogy of the Hess Family (John H. Hess, 1896, 258 pages)

An Authentic History of Donegal Presbyterian Church
(J. L. Ziegler, 1902, 185 pages)

This is a history of this early Pennsylvania church.  It covers the early beginnings of the church and the lives and efforts of its pastors.  One useful sections covers "The Families of the Church" and provides biographical sketches of several families which were influential in the church.  Another section provides transcriptions for 267 of its graveyard tombstones, followed by an appendix section with translates several more German inscribed tombstones.

Family Surnames:
Agnew, Armstrong, Bayly, Boggs, Boyd, Cameron, Clark, Cooke, Dodge, Duffey, Ellmaker, Evans, Ferree, Galbraith, Hatfield, Hayes, Lowrey, Lytle, McConaughy, McClean, McKinley, Mehaffey, Moore, Park, Patterson, Pedan, Pinkerton, Richards, Schock, Scott, Sheller, Spangler, Spear, Stahl, Stephenson, Sterrett, Watson, Whitehill, Wiley, Woods

 

One Hundred and Fifty Years of School History in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (William Riddle, 1905, 615 pages)

This is an extensive look at the history of education in the city of Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA.  It begins with the early church schools of the area and follows the development of education through to the time of publication.  A great deal of historical information is presented as well as dozens of photographs and illustrations of educators, school buildings, etc.  A nice feature of the book is a list of directors, teachers spanning the years 1838-1905, and alumni association members from 1854-1904.

 

A Biographical History of the Swarr Family
(Jacob Mellinger Swarr, 1909, 35 pages)


1827-1927 The Centennial of the Founding of Zion
Lutheran Congregation, Lancaster, PA (F. P. Mayser, 1927, 34 pages)


Directory of St. Paul’s Reformed Church,
Lancaster, 1850-1935 (T. A. Alspach, 1935, 54 pages)

This is a directory of this church for the year 1935.  It begins with a list of Pastors from 1850-1935.  Following this are photographs of the current (1935) Elders, Deacons, Sunday School Association members, Ladies Circle members, Women's Missionary Society members, Men's Bible Class members, Junior and Intermediate Choir members, Sunday School Orchestra members, Girls Missionary Guild members, Young People's Council members, as well as lists of member names for these organizations.  Finally it provides a Roll of Membership listing each member and their address as of 1935.

 

Genealogical Memoranda, Stouffer 1579-1943
(Revised Edition) (Kate S. Snively & C. S. Stouffer, 1903, 1943, 129 pages)

This publication outlines the genealogy of the Stouffer family which originated in Switzerland, and whose descendants emigrated to America and settled in Lancaster county early in Pennsylvania's history.  It focuses primarily on the family of Jacob and Magdalena (Hess) Stauffer and their descendants.

Columbia Welcome Home Celebration [WWII]
Souvenir Program (Anonymous, 1946, 84 pages)

This publication was written as a memorial to the service men and women of WWII who lived in Columbia, Lancaster County, PA.  It contains a program of the events associated with the celebration,  and a list of people involved in its various committees.  It also provides an "Honor Roll" of all the members of the armed forces from the area who served in World War II, as well as those killed in action.  This is accompanied by separate lists of servicemen from local organizations, such as lodges, and businesses.  Following this is a section dedicated to the soldiers who were killed in the course of the war.  It provides a photograph of most of them, and includes their name, rank, and where they died.

History of St. Paul’s Church of the West Manheim
Charge 1853-1953 (Anniversary Committee, 1953, 58 pages)


St. Anthony’s Lancaster, Penna. 1870-1970
(Frank A. Weatherly, 1970, 82 pages)


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