History of

 

York County, Pennsylvania

John Gibson, Historical Editor

Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886

 

Contents, Part I

Borough And Township History

Borough Of York 513
  Annexations 520
  Anti-Jacobinism 557
  Baer's Bank (Jacob H.) 559
  Banks and Banking 557
  Banking House of Weiser, Son & Carl 559
  Benevolent Association 572
  Bethlehem Church of the Evangelical Association 545
  Bottstown 520
  Bottstown in 1783 521
  Calvary Presbyterian Church 536
  Church History 523
  City Market 522
  Conspiracy in 1803 548
  Drovers and Mechanics National Bank 559
  Duke St. Methodist Episcopal Church 542
  Farmers Market 521
  Farmers National Bank 559
  Fire Department, The 560
  First Baptist Church 545
  First Church of the United Brethren in Christ 544
  First Evangelical Lutheran Church 523
  First Methodist Episcopal Church 541
  First National Bank 558
  First Presbyterian Church 535
  First Reformed Church 530
  Founding of York 514
  Fourth of July, 1788 552
  Fourth of July, 1819 553
  Franklin Institute 572
  Franklin Lyceum 571
  Gas Company 568
  Hand in Hand Fire Company 560
  Heidelberg Reformed Church 544
  Inhabitants in 1783 517
  Laurel Fire Company 561
  Manufacturing Interests 564
     Billmyer & Small Co. 564
     Variety Iron Works, E. G. Smyser 565
     Frey, Motter & Co. 566
     A. B. Farquhar 566
     P. A. & S. Small 566-568
  Markets 521
  Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 546
  Military 554
  Military of York and Civic Celebrations 551
  Moravian Church 536
  Municipal History 519
  Old Time Fairs 523
  Old Time Inns and Taverns and Later Day Hotels 549
  Opera House 571
  Postoffice, The 559
  Prospect Hill Cemetery 569
  Rescue Fire Company 563
  Riot in 1786 548
  St. John's Episcopal Church 532
  St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran Church 540
  St. Luke's Lutheran Church 541
  St. Mary's Catholic Church 543
  St. Patrick's Catholic Church 542
  St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 537
  Schall, Danner & Sperry's Bank 559
  Second Church of the United Brethren in Christ 544
  Sun Fire Company 569
  Trinity Church of the Evangelical Association 546
  Union Evangelical Lutheran Church 539
  Union Fire Company 563
  United Library Association 571
  Vigilant Fire Company 561
  Visit of President Washington and other Distinguished Men 553
  Visit of Lafayette 554
  Water Company 572
  Western National Bank 559
  York Club 569
  York County National Bank 559
  York National Bank 559
  Young Men's Christian Association 547
  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 538
  Zion Reformed Church 532
Borough Of Hanover 573
  Baltimore Defenders 591
  Biographical 593
  Col. Richard McAllister 593
  Gen. Jacob Eyster 592
  Churches 581
  Distinguished Entomologists 593
     Melsheimers 593
  Early History 574
  Emanuel's Reformed Church 583
  Fairs 591
  Fire Department 590
  First National Bank 581
  Gas Company 590
  Genealogical 594
  Growth of this Town 578
  Hanover Saving Fund Society 580
  Hotels 591
  Incorporation 578
  Kuntz-Welsh 594
  Manufactures 589
  Mennonite Church 587
  Methodist Episcopal Church 585
  Military and Musical 591
  Mount Olivet Cemetery 587
  Noted Improvements 578
  Postoffice 580
  Public Common 579
  St. Joseph's Catholic Church 586
  St. Mark's Lutheran Church 583
  St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 581
  Schools 588
  Taxable Inhabitants in 1783 575
  Town of Hanover 574
  Trinity Reformed Church 587
  United Brethren in Christ 587
  Visit of Gen. Washington 590
  Water Company 590
Borough Of Wrightsville 595
  African Methodist Church 599
  Business Interests 599
  Churches 597
  Evangelical Lutheran Church 598
  Ewing, Gen. James 596
  Incident of the Confederate Invasion 597
  Incorporation 597
  Methodist Church 597
  Postoffice 600
  Presbyterian Church 598
  Schools 599
  Societies 599
  Town Laid Out 599
Township Of Hellam 600
  Anderson's Ferry 605
  Border Troubles 601
  Churches of Hellam 606
  Cresap, Col. Thomas 602
  Druck Valley U. B. church 607
  Historical Notes 607
  Historic Old House 604
  Iron Ore Interests 608
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 606
  Public Schools 607
  Taxables in 1783 603
  Topography 600
  Troubles of Early Surveyors 601
  Village of Hellam 607
Township Of Spring Garden  608
  Church of the Evangelical Association 611
  Glades, The 610
  Mount Zion Church 610
  Pleasureville 610
  Schools 610
  Stony Brook 610
  Village of Freystown 608
Township Of Manchester 611
  Adoption of the Common School System 620
  Borough of Manchester 615
  Business Places 616
  Churches 616
  Church of the United Brethren in Christ 619
  Confederate Invasion 618
  Eib's Landing 614
  Emig's Grove Camp Meeting Grounds 620
  Emigsville 619
  Floods 614
  Founding of Manchester 615
  Incorporation 615
  Manchester Lutheran Church 617
  Mennonite Meeting House 617
  Mount Wolf Village 618
  Musical 619
  New Holland Village 613
  Old School House, An 617
  Paper City, A 614
  Physicians 616
  Postmasters 616
  Reformed and Lutheran Church (Hoover's) 619
  Schools 617
  Shad Fisheries 614
  Taxables of 1783 612
  The Gut 614
  Union Church of Manchester 616
  United Brethren Church 617
Township Of West Manchester 621
  Assessment of 1800 622
  Assessment of 1884 622
  Formation of Township 621
  Historic Mill Site 623
  St. Paul's Lutheran and Reformed Church 622
  Shiloh Church 623
  Topography 621
Township Of Newberry 623
  Ball Hills 637
  Bethel Church 627-629
  Borough of Lewisberry 632
  Business Industry of York Haven and other Facts 638
  Cigar Industry 626
  Goldsboro 627
  Goldsboro Sandstone Quarry 629
  Hay Run 630
  Indian Relics 634
  Justices of the Peace 635
  Large Mill Burned 639
  Last Indian, The 630
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 636
  Manufactures of Lewisberry 632
  Methodist Church 629-635
  Middletown Ferry 630
  Military Organization 634
  Newberry in 1783 624
  Newberrytown 625
  Patriotic Dead 631
  Physicians 631
  Plainfield Bethel 630
  Postoffice 626-634
  Pottery, A 626
  Prize Fight, A Notorious 629
  Public Well 626
  Quaker Schoolhouse 637
  River Meeting House 629
  St. Paul's Church 627
  Schools of Goldsboro 629
  Schools of Lewisberry 636
  Society of Social Friends 637
  Stores of Lewisberry 632
  Stores of Newberrytown 626
  Sunday-schools 636
  Terrible Tragedy 639
  Township Formed 624
  Union Meeting House 626
  Visit of Lorenzo Dow 636
  Yocumtown 631
  York County Rangers 626
  York Haven 637
  York Haven Laid Out 638
  York Haven Paper Mills 639
  York Haven Quarries 640
Township Of Fairview  640
  Boundary Difficulties 641
  Churches 642
  Emanuel's Church of the Evangelical Association 643
  Fairview Mutual Insurance Company 644
  Friends' Meeting House 644
  Historical Facts and Incidents 644
  Indians, The 645
  Insurance 644
  Mount Olivet Church 643
  Mount Zion Lutheran Church 643
  New Market Village 641
  Pause, A 646
  Pinetown 645
  Public Schools 645
  Salem Church 642
  Simpson, Gen. Michael 642
  Topography 640
  Township Formed 641
  Visit of George Washington 642
Township Of Monaghan 646
  Andersontown 647
  Churches 647
  Church of God 647
  Fruit Culture 649
  Landis Ore Bank 649
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 647
  Manufactures 648
  Mount Pleasant Bethel 647
  Public School 648
  Siddonsburg 647
  Sunday-schools 648
Township Of Carroll  649
  Beavertown 661
  Business Interests of Dillsburg 653
  Churches 655
  Church of the United Brethren in Christ 661
  Confederate Invasion 658
  Dills, The 660
  Dillsburg Borough 652
  Dillsburg Bulletin 653
  Dillsburg Presbyterian Church 655
  Incorporation of Dillsburg 653
  Iron Ore Mines 650
  Methodist Episcopal Church 657
  Military 659
  Physicians 654
  Postoffice at Dillsburg 655
  Quay, Col. Matthew Stanley 660
  St. Paul's Lutheran Church 658
  Schools 658, 661
  Taxable Inhabitants 651
Township Of Franklin 661
  Borough Schools 663
  Business Industry 662
  Churches 663
  Evangelical Lutheran Church 663
  Franklintown 662
  Harmony Bethel 663
  Incorporation 662
  Military 663
  St. John's Reformed and Lutheran Church 663
  South Mountain Union Church 663
  Topography 662
  Township Schools 663
  United Brethren Church 663
Township Of Warrington 664
  Alpine 669
  Blue Ridge Bethel 669
  Boundary Line 664
  Churches, Rossville 667
  Church of God 670
  Historical Facts and Incidents 670
  Houses of Worship 669
  Lutheran Church 667
  Maytown 669
  Methodist Episcopal Church 668
  Mount Airy Church 670
  Mount Top 669
  Mount Top Horse Company 669
  Mount Zion Church 670
  Quaker Meeting House 669
  Reformed Church 667
  Rossville 667
  Round Top 666
  Salem Church of the Evangelical Association 669
  Topography 666
  Union Church 667
  Visit of Lorenzo Dow 670
  Warrington in 1783 664
  Wellsville 668
Township Of Washington 672
  Bermudian Meeting House 673
  Emanuel's Church of the Evangelical Association 674
  Hall Postoffice 673
  Houses of Worship 673
  Mulberry Postoffice 673
  Salem Lutheran and Ref'd Church 674
  St. Paul's Lutheran and Reformed Church 673
  Topography 672
Township Of Dover 674
  Borough of Dover 677
  Davidsburg 679
  Dover Church, The 674
  Dover in 1783 677
  Emig's Mills 680
  Incorporation of Dover 677
  Indian Relics 679
  Lutheran Church 679
  Mennonite Meeting House 679
  Public Schools, Introduction of 679
  Religious Societies 679
  Rohler's Union Church 679
  Small Fruits 679
  United Brethren Church 679
  Weiglestown 678
Township Of Conewago 680
  Church History 680
  Green Spring Church 681
  Historical Notes 682
  Indian Relics 681
  Mount Pleasant Chapel 681
  Public Schools 681
  Quickel's Church 680
  Strinestown 680
  Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church 680
Township Of Paradise 683
  Altland's Meeting House 684
  Baughmansville 685
  Bigmount Village 685
  Churches 683
  Confederate Invasion, The 686
  Holtz-Schwamm Church 683
  Mills 686
  Paradise Brickyard 684
  Paradise Catholic Church 684
  Schools 686
  Taxables of 1783 684
Township Of Jackson 687
  Brickyard 691
  Churches of Spring Grove 690
  Mt. Zion's Reformed Church 690
  Reformed Lutheran Church 688
  Schoolhouse 690
  St. Paul's Lutheran Church 688
  Spring Grove Borough 688
  Spring Grove Paper Mills 691
Township Of Manheim 691
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 692
  Public Schools 692
  Taxables in 1783 691
Township Of Heidelberg  693
  Historical Spot, An 693
  Iron Ore Interests 694
  Mennonite Meeting House 694
  Schools 695
Township Of Penn 696
  Evangelical Church 696
  Public Schools 696
Township Of West Manheim 696
  Churches 697
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 697
  Mount Zion United Brethren Church 698
  Public Schools 698
  St. Bartholomew's Church 697
Township Of Codorus And North Codorus  698
  Borough Schools 703
  Christ's Reformed Church 702
  Churches 699
  Churches of Jefferson 702
  Church of the United Brethren in Christ 702
  Glenville 703
  Hanover Junction 703
  Historical Notes 703
  Incorporation of Jefferson 702
  Iron Ore Interests 703
  Jefferson Borough 701
  Jefferson Station 703
  New Salem 703
  New Salem Church 700
  Old Roads 698
  Old-time Fairs 702
  Public Schools 700
  St. Jacob's Church 700
  St. Peter's Church 699
  Steltzes' Church 700
  Stoverstown 703
  Stoverstown Church 700
  Taxables in 1783 699
  Union Church 702
  Villages 703
  Ziegler's Church 700
  Zion Church 700
Township Of Shrewsbury 704
  Assessment Roll of 1783 704
  Church History 709
  Disasters 709
  Eminent Citizens 708
  Erection of Shrewsbury 707
  Evangelical Association 706
  First National Bank of Glen Rock 713
  Fissel's Church 712
  German Reformed Church 706
  Gerry, M. D., Hon. James 708
  Glen Rock Borough 711
  Incorporation of Glen Rock 712
  Industries 707
  Industries of Glen Rock 712
  Journalism 708
  Journalism of Glen Rock 712
  Lutheran Churches 706, 710, 713
  Methodist Episcopal Churches 707, 709, 713
  Military 708, 713
  New Freedom 714
  Public School System 709
  Railroad Borough 713
  Reformed Church 710, 713
  St. John's Catholic Church 714
  Schools of Glen Rock 712
  Secret Societies 710, 713
  Shrewsbury Borough 707
  Shrewsbury Savings Institution 710
  Soldiers of Shrewsbury 707
Township Of Springfield 715
  Churches 717
  Friedonsaals Kirche 717
  German Baptist Meeting House 718
  Loganville 715
  Loganville Church 718
  Mining Interests 719
  Mount Zion's Church 718
  New Paradise 716
  Paradise Church 718
  Public Schools 719
  Salem Lutheran and Ref'd Church 718
  Seven Valley 716
  St. Peter's Reformed Church 717
  Topography 715
Township Of York 719
  Bethany Church 722
  Business Places in Dallastown 721
  Churches 721
  Church of the United Brethren in Christ 721
  Cornet Band 722
  Dallastown 720
  Foundation of Dallastown 720
  Incorporation of Dallastown 721
  Incorporation of Red Lion 722
  Industries of Red Lion 722
  Innersville Chapel 723
  Longstown 723
  Manufacturers 723
  Mount Union Chapel 723
  Origin of Name of Dallastown 721
  Origin of Name of Red Lion 722
  Pine Grove Church 723
  Public Schools 724
  Red Lion Borough 722
  Red Lion School Building 723
  Residents in 1783 719
  Schools 722
  St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church 721
  St. John's Reformed Church 722
  St. Joseph's Catholic Church 721
  St. Paul's Lutheran and Reformed Church 721
Township Of Windsor 724
  Bethlehem Church 726
  Churches 726
  Emanuel's Lutheran and Reformed Church 726
  Frysville 725
  Historical and Industrial Notes 728
  Iron Ore Interests 727
  Locust Grove Church 727
  Prison for British and Hessian Soldiers 728
  Public Schools 727
  Taxables for 1783 724
  Union Church 727
  Windsorville 725
  Windsor Bethel 727
  Zion United Brethren Church 726
Township Of Lower Windsor 729
  Beard's Tannery 731
  Cemetery 732
  Churches 732
  East Prospect Borough 731
  Ebenezer Church 732
  Evangelical Church 731
  Fire Insurance Company 732
  Historical Notes 733
  Iron Ore Interests 733
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 730
  Margaretta Church 732
  New Salem Church 732
  North Trinity Church 732
  Schools 733
  Yorkana 731
  Zion's Church of the Evangelical Association 732
Township Of Chanceford 734
  Agriculture 735
  Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church 737
  Boundaries 734
  Churches 736
  First Buildings 734
  Guinston United Presbyterian Church 736
  Industries 735
  Lockport 736
  Lutheran and Reformed Church 737
  Mount Pleasant Church 737
  New Bridgeville 736
  New Harmony Presbyterian Church 737
  Public Schools 738
  Settlement 734
  St. James Church 737
  Successful Men 735
  The Chapel 735
  Topography 734
  Trinity Church of the Evangelical Association 737
  Trout, Hon. Valentine 738
Township Of Lower Chanceford 738
  Airville 745
  Airville Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church 743
  Anecdotes of Rev. Cuthbertson 742
  Centreville 745
  Historical Personages 747
  McCall's Ferry 744
  McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church 744
  Military 746
  Muddy Creek Forks Postoffice 746
  Organization 739
  Origin of Name 738
  Pine Grove Presbyterian Church 743
  Pleasant Hill Church 744
  Presbyterian Church 741
  Public Schools 747
  Religious History 741
  Remarkable Missionary 742
  Salem Methodist Episcopal Church 744
  Taxable List of 1783 739
  Things of the Past 746
  Union Chapel 744
  United Presbyterian Church 742
  Woodbine 746
  York Furnace 744
  York Furnace Bridge 744
Township Of Hopewell 748
  Agriculture 749
  Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Winterstown 754
  Cross Roads Postoffice 754
  Historical Notes and Incidents 756
  Hopewell Centre 755
  Hopewell in 1783 748
  Hopewell Presbyterian Church 750
  Introduction of Lime 749
  Lebanon Lutheran and Reformed Church 752
  Methodist Episcopal Church, Stewartstown 753
  Mount Olivet Church, Winterstown 754
  Presbyterian Church, Stewartstown 753
  Sadler's Church 752
  Stewartstown Borough 752
  The "King of the Barrens" 755
  United Presbyterian Church 751
  Winterstown Borough 754
  Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, Stewartstown 753
Township Of Fawn 757
  Centre Presbyterian Church 758
  Fawn Grove Academy 760
  Fawn Grove Borough 759
  Fawn Township in 1783 757
  Friends' Meeting House 760
  Gatchellville 760
  New Parke 761
  Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church 760
  Public Schools 761
  Whiteside Chapel 760
Township Of Peach Bottom 761
  Bryansville 766
  Calvinistic Methodist Church 768
  Churches 766
  Cold Cabins 770
  Coulsontown 770
  Delta Borough 765
  Delta Methodist Protestant Church 766
  Historical Notes 769
  Kersey, Jesse 770
  Peach Bottom Baptist Church 766
  Peach Bottom Village and Ferry 764
  Public Schools 767
  Slate Ridge Presbyterian Church 762
  Slateville Postoffice 770
  Slateville Presbyterian Church 764
  Slate Quarries 767
  Temporary Line 767
  Welsh, The 768
  Welsh Congregationalist Church 768
  West Bangor 768
Conclusion  771
Addenda 772

 

 

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