Monthly Archives: February 2011

Heritage of York County African American Cemeteries

Settlement patterns can be determined by what those who went before us left behind. Cemeteries offer many clues. The surnames on the headstones and the denomination of the churches with which the graveyards were affiliated point to the ethnic background … Continue reading

Posted in 1790s, 1860s, African Americans, cemeteries, Chanceford Twp., Civil War, Fawn Township, Lower Chanceford Twp., Peach Bottom Twp., Spanish-American War, tombstones, Universal York, Wrightsville, York County | Comments Off on Heritage of York County African American Cemeteries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, York–More Saved Treasures

I have done a couple of blog posts on York’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, whose congregation is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this month. One of the most horrific, but memorable, events in St. Paul’s history was the January 1939 arson-set … Continue reading

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Charles Chips Memories Linger On

Charles Chips at the Golden Plough Tavern You can’t eat just one potato chip, right? Apparently you can’t just do one blog post on potato chips either. At least I can’t. This is my 13th post on chips that are/were … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, 1990s, food, Lancaster County, manufacturing, potato chips, Universal York | 9 Comments

York Resident Was a Stage Coach Driver in the Wild West

I came across a July 9, 1946 Gazette and Daily article about D. Bentz Heilman. It says that Heilman left his native Pittsburgh in 1879, at age 15, for the West. In a few weeks he became a stage coach … Continue reading

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York County Cemetery Records Go Back to the 18th Century

St. Luke Lutheran cemetery ca.1900 I’m on the Cemetery Committee at my church, St. Luke’s Lutheran in Chanceford Township, where both my husband’s family and mine go back over 200 years. The cemetery was one of about 500 cemeteries in … Continue reading

Posted in 1770s, 1860s, 1880s, 1930s, cemeteries, Chanceford Twp., churches, genealogy, Universal York, York County | 7 Comments