Lebanon County PA - Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous Histories Collection
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.
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Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous Histories Collection
Industrial and Commercial Resources of Pennsylvania
(Historical Publishing Company, 1886, 122 pages)
This is a historical and biographical review of the businesses and industries of southeast Pennsylvania. Pages 90 to 98 include sketches of prominent businesses and businessmen of the town of Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
-- From Lebanon: -- Lebanon Valley House, U. B. Mutual Aid Society of PA, Lebanon National Bank, Eagle Steam Planing Mill, J. H. Miller's General Insurance Agency, The Washington Mutual Fire Insurance Company, The Pennsylvania Bolt and Nut Company, Bressler & Spang, Edmund H. Graeff, Harry A. Leinbach, Dr. Geo. Ross & Co., First National Bank, Lebanon Stove-foundry and Hollow-ware Works, Geo. P. McFarlan, Fox & Embich, Lebanon Manufacturing Company, Eagle Marble and Granite Works, John K. Funck, C. Shenk, J. D. Kerr & Co., J. Dewald, Frantz's Furniture Bazaar, Miller Organ Company, Eagle Hotel, Lebanon Boiler Works, A. S. Light & Co., Atkins & Brother, A. Strickler's Sons, City Hotel, A. B. Hanck, J. H. Seltzer & Bro., Hemperley & Tice, Manbeck & Sando, J. M. Shenk, Cohen & Bros., T. S. Walmer, Central Drug-store, Ira C. Shirk, E. D. Krall, E. M. Woomer.
Industries of Pennsylvania The Cities of Lancaster, Lebanon and Mount Joy
Historical and Descriptive Review (Richard Edwards, 1879, 118 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 and Lebanon, Lebanon County, PA. The businesses review are:
The Home Mutual Life Association, of Penn'a, Eagle Marble Works, Reinoehl & Meily, Lebanon Stove Foundry and Hollow-Ware Works, Lebanon Button Works, A. Hershberger & Son, John Fox, The U. B. Mutual Aid Society of Pennsylvania, Lebanon Boiler Works, J. J. Harpel, Eagle Steam Planing Mill, Lebanon Impervious Building and Paving-Stone Company, Miller Organ Company, Henry H. Brandt, Marble Works, J. L. Lemberger, A. B. Hauck, Van-De-Sande & Capp, James J. Newhard, First National Bank, Eagle Hotel, C. Penrose Sherk, A. T. Copenhaver, Lebanon Valley Daily Times, Lebanon Valley Standard, Lebanon Courier, Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon Advertiser, Der Pennsylvanier, Lebanon Review, Wahrer Demokrat
Genealogy of the Meyer Family (Henry Meyer, 1890, 129 pages)
This book is a history and genealogy of the Meyers of Muhlbach (Mill Creek). Decendants of this family also later settled in Snyder and Centre Counties.
A History of Tabor, First Reformed Church, Lebanon, Penna.
(Rev. D. Earnest Klopp, 1892, 79 pages)
A centennial commemoration of Tabor Church, Lebanon, PA, including its early history and growth. It also contains biographies of it's past ministers.
Bucher, Hiester, Klopp, Kremer, Kroh, Lorentz, Lupp, Miller, Runkel, Story, Templeman, Wagner
A History of St. Mark's Reformed Church and Sunday School, Lebanon, PA
(I. Calvin Fisher, 1895, 81 pages)
This is a history of the church as well as a description of its organizations. It also contains a directory of current members for 1895.
Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever Baptismal and Marriage 1730-1779
(Anonymous, 1896, 79 pages)
John Casper Stoever was an early and prominent minister serving the area of southeast Pennsylvania, principally the counties of Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery and York. He recorded the details of the baptisms and marriages he performed, providing an early primary set of vital records.
Old Salem in Lebanon - A History of the Congregation and Town
(Theodore E. Shumauk, 1898, 218 pages)
This is a history of Old Salem Church, an early church of Lebanon County, PA. It includes details about its beginning, early members and pastors. It also includes some information on the early history of the area and of the founding of the town of Lebanon.
History of St. John's Reformed Church, 1858-1901
(Henry H. Ranck, 1901, 258 pages)
This publication is a history of St. John's Reformed Church. The account covers the early formation of this congregation and its growth through the years. It contains biographies of some of its ministers: Dr. H. Harbaugh, Thomas Swan Johnston, George Besore Resser, Warren J. Johnson and Henry Haverstick Ranck, along with descriptions of their works. There is also a list of Trustees, Elders, Deacons, Delegates, Treasureres, Secretaries, and Presidents from about 1860-1901, and a roll of members with dates of death for those members who had died.
Centennial Celebration of the Organization of the First Conference of the
Evangelical Church 1807-1907 (J. H. Shirey & S. L. Wiest, 1907, 106 pages)
History of St. Paul Klopp Reformed Church, Hamlin, PA
(Rev. C. A. Butz, 1908, 64 pages)
This is a history of St. Paul Reformed Church, commonly called Klopp's Reformed Church located in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, PA.
Yearbook of St. Mark's Reformed Church - 1909
(I. Calvin Fisher, 1909, 71 pages)
This is a yearbook of the congregation of St. Mark's Reformed Church of Lebanon, Lebanon County, PA. It contains a register of the church bodies, and special events. It also contains a record of baptisms, marriages, and deaths as well as a directory of current members.
Red: White: and Blue Badge - Pennsylvania
Veteran Volunteers (Penrose G. Mark, 1911, 592 pages)
A History of the 93rd Regiment, known as the "Lebanon Infantry" and "One of the 300 Fighting Regiments" from September 12th 1861 to June 27th 1865. Many soldiers from Lebanon County served in this regiment as well as soldiers from a number of other Pennsylvania Counties.
Directory of the Directors and Teachers of the County
and City of Lebanon 1916-1917 (Jno. W. Snoke, 1916, 58 pages)
This booklet is a directory of the educators of Lebanon County for 1916-1917. It lists the name, school district, town, grade and pay for each teacher, and the name, school district, position and term for each director. There are also numerous ads for local businesses included in the booklet.
Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church - 1932 - Souvenir
(Anonymous, 1932, 28 pages)
This a souvenir history of Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church, published for the year 1932. Bindnagles is an early and influential Lebanon County church, home to many German immigrants and their descendants. It also includes a number of photographs of the church.
Hill Lutheran Church (Berg Kirche) 1733-1933
(Rev. P. C. Croll, 1933, 48 pages)
This is a brief history of this early Central PA church. It covers the formation and early history of the church, providing excellent research material on the area's early settlers.
First [Tabor] Reformed Church, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 1760-1935
(William J. Hinke & William D. Happel, 1935, 128 pages)
This book is a history of an early Lebanon County, PA congregation. it covers the history and events of the church chronologically through each pastor's length of service.
The Historical Booklet Commemorating the Centennial Anniversary
of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lebanon, Pennsylvania
(Rev. Cleon F. Prowell, 1944, 26 pages)
125 Anniversary of Elias Union Church (Anonymous, 1945, 25 pages)
This booklet provides a brief history of the church. It also contains several photographs of members, a list of members of the Lutheran Aid Society, the Elias Church Choir, the Luther League, and the Lutheran Sisterhood.
Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church - 1745-1945
Bicentennial Souvenir (Anonymous, 1945, 29 pages)
This a condensed history and souvenir of Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church, published for its bicentennial in 1945.
General Marshall's Victory Report [Palmyra]
(U.S. War Department, 1946-47, 162 pages)
This was published following the close of the war to provide the public with a general account of the war from beginning to end. The report was published for individual areas throughout the state, and each of these areas included a list of local men and women who served in the war. This report covers the town of Palmyra in Lebanon County, PA
General Marshall's Victory Report [Womelsdorf, Newmanstown, Stouchsburg]
(U.S. War Department, 1946-47, 159 pages)
This was published following the close of the war to provide the public with a general account of the war from beginning to end. The report was published for individual areas throughout the state, and each of these areas included a list of local men and women who served in the war. This report covers the towns of Womelsdorf, Newmanstown and Stouchsburg in Berks and Lebanon Counties, PA.
Bicentennial - The Moravian Church of Lebanon, PA 1747-1947
(Anonymous, 1947, 45 pages)
This is a brief history of this early Pennsylvania church. It contains excerpts from the Hebron Diary from the Revolution and later historic events. It also contains a directory of current members and past ministers.
In Memory of Our Honored Dead - Souvenir Program
(Anonymous, 1947, 52 pages)
This booklet was published as an honorary souvenir of the soldiers of Lebanon County, PA, particularly those who died in the course of World War II. It gives a list of those in the Lebanon detachment of the Marines, and outlines the engagements they saw in the course of the war. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
1948 Directory - Year Book. The Luther Church,
[St. James, Lebanon, St. John's Mt. Aetna] (Anonymous, 1948, 44 pages)
This is a year book of these two churches of Lebanon county, outlining their various organizations, services, etc. It also includes a membership roll for 1948 for both churches.
Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church - Souvenir 1957
(Anonymous, 1957, 29 pages)
This a condensed history and souvenir of Bindnagles Evangelical Lutheran Church, published for the year 1957. It re-prints the historical account from earlier souvenirs with the addition of some updated current information.
Historic Bindnagles Church (Anonymous, ~1970's, 4 pages)
This is a brief historical souvenir of Bindnagles Church.
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