Schuylkill County, PA - Regional History Collection - Orwigsburg-Schuylkill Haven & Vicinity
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 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. Unless notes, each of these files are text-searchable.
Centennial Anniversary Orwigsburg Penna. 1813-1913
(Orwigsburg Civic Association, 1913, 150 pages)
This publication is a centennial history and photographic souvenir of the town of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA. The first section presents photographs of Orwigsburg's citizens and various locations around the town. Each of the committes involved in the centennial celebration have a group portait. Also featured are Orwigsburg's churches, civic buildings, businesses and several dozen private residences. The second section presents a brief history and description of the town from its first settlers up to the present day (1913). Lastly, there are several pages of ads for local businesses who helped sponsor the publication.
1928 Almanac and Business Directory of Schuylkill Haven
and Vicinity (The Call, 1928, 42 pages)
This is a collection of general information concerning weather, climate, etc, with the addition of numerous ads for local Schuylkill Haven businesses and organizations.
1942 Directory of Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania
(Advertising Publishing Associates, 1942, 124 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, PA for the year 1942. The first section is a numeric street directory listing both residents and businesses according to street address. The next section is an alphabetical directory, listing the residents' (or business') name, mate's name, occupation, street address and telephone number. There are also numerous ads for local businesses throughout.
1946 Directory - Orwigsburg, PA (Anonymous, 1946, 36 pages)
This is a resident and telephone directory of the borough of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA for the year 1946. The directory information is listed alphabetically and includes the names of the residents of each location (including children), their occupations, street address, and phone number. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
General Marshall's Victory Report [Schuylkill Haven]
(U.S. War Department, 1946-47, 152 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 Schuylkill Haven in Schuylkill County, PA.
200th Anniversary of Schuylkill Haven 1750-1950 (Anonymous, 1950, 66 pages)
This was published as a souvenir of the 200th Anniversary of Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, PA in 1950. It includes a program of the events of the celebration, a list of those involved in historical play and a list of those involved in its various committees. In commemoration of the event this publication also presents a brief timeline of local history, then picks up with more detailed information of the 25 years leading up to the celebration. It provides a brief individual sketch of many of Schuylkill Haven's businesses and organizations. The organizations covered include civic groups, clubs, fraternal organizations, public offices and fire companies, the businesses are listed below. Along with the historical information and sketches, there are also numerous ads for local businesses throughout.
Win-Ann Manufacturing Company, Walkin Shoe Company, Ethel Maid Inc., V & E. Products Inc., Amos M. Strause Lumber, Ebinger Iron Works, Bashore Knitting Mills Company, Reider Shoe Manufacturing Company, Meck Knitting Mills Inc., Zulick's Underwear Mill, Union Knitting Mills Inc., The Argo Knitting Mills Inc., Haven Motors Inc., Lewis Driesbach Garage, Dinger Chevrolet Company, Earl Stoyer, Elmer S. Ketner Garage, M. Y. M. Motors Inc.
Schuylkill Haven Directory 1955 (The Call, 1955, 140 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of the borough of Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, PA for the year 1955. The directory information is listed alphabetically and includes the names of the residents of each location, their occupation and street address. Preceeding the resident directory is a business directory of the town, there are also ads for local businesses throughout.
Sesquicentennial Anniversary Orwigsburg PA 1813-1963
(Sesquicentennial Committee, 1963, 99 pages)
This publication is a 150th anniversary history and photographic souvenir of the town of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA. The first section presents photographs of various locations around the town, including churches, civic buildings, businesses and residences. The second section presents a brief history and description of the town from its first settlers up to the present day (1963). Following this are brief histories of several of Orwigsburg's churches, the Ambulance Service, Banking facilities, Manufacturing, Theatre, etc.
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