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York’s Samuel Bacon was charged with founding the African colony that became Liberia

Samuel Bacon (1782-1820) packed a lot into his 38 years. He is described in the History of the York County Academy, as “educator, lawyer, Marine, Episcopal clergyman and missionary.” In 1814, within two years after coming to York to teach … Continue reading

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Many Fraktur were made for York County area children

I am doing research for an article I’m writing on the prolific York County Fraktur artist Daniel Peterman, who did the certificate above. So far I have recorded 79 examples of his work. His hand-down Taufscheine (Birth and Baptismal Certificates) … Continue reading

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More on York’s Endangered Trinity UM Church

Newspaper clipping, 1896 As promised in my previous post, I checked the Trinity Evangelical/ Trinity EUB/ Trinity United Methodist Church file at York County Heritage Trust. Besides copies of original church records, such as baptisms, I found directories, anniversary history … Continue reading

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Trinity Church a Landmark on East King Street in York

Trinity United Methodist Church, 241 East King St. I’ve been following the stories on the proposed demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church on East King St. because of my admiration of historic architecture and because of the church’s place in … Continue reading

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York Woman Left Promising Acting Career for God

Elaine Ryan/Sister Mary Clare St. Joseph’s Convent outside of Columbia is closing. The convent building has been sold, with plans to turn it into affordable housing for either single mothers or seniors. The Sisters there, members of the Adorers of … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century York County Swedenborgians?

The recent York Daily Record article about a new church in York, the Swedenborgians, also known as the New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem, rang a bell. Click here for the York Daily Record article. Members beliefs are … Continue reading

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