Category Archives: lawyers

More on York County Civil War Pension Claims

As a follow up to my recent post on Civil War pensions–here are transcriptions of some of the attorney ads from the April 10, 1866 York Gazette. One year after the end of the war, there were plenty of lawyers … Continue reading

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Bells Go Awry in Dillsburg and York

York County, Pennsylvania people were having bell trouble, according to the November 20, 1877 issue of the York Gazette. Dillsburg’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church had a cracked bell, and Mary Mayer of York broke her arm trying to ring a … Continue reading

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Crime Pays in York County

William Wagner Drawing of 1830 York County Courthouse. I’m certainly not advocating crime, but when you think of it, salaries for all those policemen, jailers, judges, and attorneys do add to the economy. Building and upkeep of the prisons and … Continue reading

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York Doctors, Lawyers Fell for Scam

We often hear about new schemes the unscrupulous come up with to part the unwary from their cash. The York Daily newspaper reported an elaborate one of 100 years ago. The January 31, 1908 article reads: “CHIEF WHITE ARRESTS FAKE … Continue reading

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