Category Archives: Family Histories

Widespread One-Room School names in York County

While working on a family history for a neighbor in Arizona, Sally Snyder found the following passage in an old, although relevant, connecting family history. “He walked two-miles to Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse, from the family farm in southern York County, … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2017

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Tavern Menu loaded with neat stuff

Meadowbrook Tavern menus were always loaded with neat photos and history about the Meadowbrook Mansion. This enlarged section of a photo from a menu is most likely of the Edwin B. Myers family, with a farm hand, showing off their … Continue reading

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First York County WWI soldier dies in France

Walter L. Fitzgerald was the first York County WWI soldier to die on foreign soil, doing so on January 5, 1918. Private Fitzgerald is buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery just east of Fere-en-Tardenois in France; within Plot C, Row … Continue reading

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Local WWI Veterans buried in Europe

Writing a family history book produces appreciative actions and notes of thanks for connecting distant, and sometimes no so distant, family members. The French gravesite of WWI Veteran Blaine B. Barshinger has received numerous floral decorations by even distant Barshinger … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during March 2017

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Mahlon Haines built Haines Building at 101 E. Market St.

Mahlon Haines had shoe stores at six locations within the City of York and three of his stores were within his own buildings; all designed by John A. Dempwolf. Mahlon Haines built the, still standing, Haines Building at 101 East … Continue reading

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The tale of Gilbert Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek

After seeing Teresa Boeckel’s article, in the York Daily Record earlier this week, about historic but deteriorating bridges spanning the Yellow Breeches Creek, I recalled pertinent long-ago Gilbert Family History questions concerning Gilbert Bridge. This York County Archives 1954 photo … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 71-80 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Emanuel G. Keller—conducted Pleasureville Store for 52-years At the left side of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. For … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 61-70 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Dr. George Conn—Nineteenth Century Cancer Doctor of Pleasureville At the top of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At … Continue reading

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