Category Archives: Somerset Co.

Guards at Camp Security 9: Philip Werntz & Jacob Beam

Here are two more excerpts, possibly related, from Revolutionary War pension applications at the National Archives concerning erecting a stockade for the British prisoners held at York (Camp Security). By the time he was eligible for a pension under the … Continue reading

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York County Potato Chip Makers Include Snyder’s of Hanover

About a year ago I did a series of blog posts on York County potato chip makers, large and small, of the past and present. It proved to be such a popular subject that I recently consolidated local potato chip … Continue reading

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