Fever struck Harrisburg during the early 1790s. Many of the town’s inhabitants blamed the disease on the stagnant water at the local mill. In 1795, they decided to do something about it. This is the story of the Landis mill dam incident.
Henry Landis of Derry Township wrote his last will and testament on 26 April 1785 and it was proven on 29 November 1785. It was written in German. I found […]
I found a deed that shows an association between Henry Landis Jr., son of Henry Landis of Swatara Township, and Benjamin and Martin Hocker. Could it be that this is the Henry Landis who married Martin’s daughter Christianna Hocker?
A photo of Henry D. and Saraphine K. (Witmer) Snyder, possibly taken in front of the Greulich home in Landsdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, circa 1912. The Snyders owned and lived […]
A Christmas card arrived from my mother’s first cousin once removed—a first cousin to both her mother and father—and in it was an unexpected Christmas gift.
It’s Saturday again and this week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Henry D. Snyder of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
It’s surname Saturday and this week I’m remembering my great great grandfather William Smith of Edinburgh, Scotland and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America’s blog post I found the German Digital Library. The goal of the library is “to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural […]
It’s surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Dr. Charles T. Waage of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.