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Benjamin F. Trexler Allentown, Pa.

Hon. H. S. Funk. . . .• Springtown, Pa.

Howard S. Kriebel East Greenville, Pa.

Officers.
President, George T. Ettinger, Ph. D.
Vice-President, David McKenna.
Secretary, Charles R. Roberts.
Treasurer, Leo Wise, Esq.

Executive Committee.
The President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Hon.
F. M. Trexler, Rev. S. E. Ochsenford, D. D., Rev. C. J. Cooper,
D. D., O. P. Knauss and Wm. L. Hartman.



I, ,of ..,

give, devise and bequeath to The Lehigh County Historical

Society the sum of dollars,

to be used

WITNESSES : Signed



I, , of

give and donate to the Lehigh County Historical Society the
following articles, to be deposited in said society's library and



museum



I hereby apply for life membership in the Lehigh County
Historical Society and enclose the sum of twenty-five dollars,
the requisite amount according to the constitution of said society,
this membership exempting me from all future dues and entitling
me to one copy of all publications of the society.



CONTENTS.

PAGES.

Organization, Constitution and Minutes 3 — 20

William Allen, the Founder of Allentown, and his Descendants,

by Chas. R. Roberts 21 — 43

A Bit of Lehigh County Indian History, by Alfred F. Berlin . . 44 — 49
Sketches of Some Settlers in Lehigh County Prior to 1750, by

Chas. R. Roberts 50 — 61

A Few Notes on the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Tribe of In-
dians, by A. F. Berlin 62 — 69

History of the Reformed Congregation of Egypt Church, by

Chas. R. Roberts 70 — 100

History of the Lutheran Congregation of Egypt Church, by

Rev. J. D. Schindel, D. D loi— 121

The Egypt Church, by Rev. J. D. Schindel, D. D 122 — 140

The Hampton Furnace, by Henry A. vSchuler 141 — 152

Allentown and its Vicinity about Sixty Years ago, by Rev. F.

J. F. Schantz, D. D 153—183

Some Indian History of the Lehigh Valley, by John W. Jor-
dan, LL. D.. 184 — 196

Revolutionary Patriots of Allentown and Vicinity, by Chas. R.

Roberts 197 — 204.

The Mayors of Allentown, by Wm. L. Hartman 205 — 218

In Memoriam 219 — 225

Charter, Roll of Members and Officers 226 — 231



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PROCEEDINGS

AND PAPERS READ BEFORE THE

LEHIGH COUNTY HISTORICAL
SOCIETY



VOL. 11




ALLENTOWN, PENNA.
1910



PROCEEDINGS

AND PAPERS READ BEFORE THE

LEHIGH COUNTY HISTORICAL
SOCIETY



VOL. 11



ALLENTOWN, PENNA.
1910



PROCEEDINGS

OF THE LEHIGH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 1908-1909.



MINUTES OF THIRD ANNUAL MEETING.

Ai.i,ENT0WN, Pa., February 7, 1908.

A regular meeting of the Lehigh County Historical Society
was held this evening at No. 37 South Seventh Street.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The following persons were elected members of the society:
Mr. Albert S. Weiler, Dr. Charles O. Henry, Mrs. Anna A. Mauser,
Mr. G. Thomas Leisenring, Mr. Frank S. Hartman, Dr. Henry
D.Jordan, Mr. Joseph B. Lewis, Mrs. Klenora S. Lewis, Mr. Adam
K. Bittner, Mr. Henry W. Bloss, Mr. James S. Peter, Mr. Harvey
J. Wieand, Mr. Landes F. Miller and Miss Louise A. Leisenring.

The election of officers for the ensuing year followed and the
following persons were elected: President, Mr. George T. Ett-
inger; Vice-President, Mr. David McKenna; Secretary, Mr.
Charles R. Roberts; Treasurer, Mr. Leo Wise; Members of Exec-
utive Committee for two years, Mr. O. P. Knauss and Mr.
William L. Hartman.

Announcement was made of the death of Henry A. Schuler
since the last meeting of the society and William L. Hartman read
biographical sketches of the deceased members, Mr. Frank W.
Koch, Mr. Alex. S. Shimer, Mrs. Robert Iredell, Jr., Prof. Henry
A. Kline, Rev. F. J. F. Schantz, D. D., and Mr. Henry A. Schuler.

The Secretary's report for the year was read and received
and directed to be spread upon the minutes.

Secretary's Report.
Receipts.

1906 Fees and Dues $10.00

1907 Fees 30.00

1907 Dues 81 .00

1908 Dues 1 . 00

Life Membership Fee 25 . 00

$147.00

Balance January i, 1907 57-98

Total $204 . 98



Expenditures.

Voucher No. 7, H. H. Knerr, printing $ 9.25

" " 8, Book "Indian Local Names" pur-
chased, $1.00, and postage, .50 i . 50

" " 9, H. H. Knerr, printing 16. 25

" " 10, Sanders Engraving Co 3- 19

" " II, Welt Bote Publishing Co., blank books, 3-55
•' " 12, Federation of Historical Societies, dues,

1 907 2 . 00

" " 13, Allen Stamp and Stencil Co .45

" " 14, John A. Heimbach, two frames 2.15

" " 15, Expressage and hauling books i • 50

" " i6, Pa. German Magazine, 22 numbers.... 7.00

" "17, Prothonotary, fee for charter 3-75

" " 18, Recording Charter 4.00

" " 19, Notary Public Fees .75

" " 20, H. H. Knerr, printing 6.50

61.84

Balance on hand $^A2> ■ ^4

Active members elected in 1907 39

Honorary members elected in 1907 2

Total 41

Total active members elected 112

Total honorary members elected 5

Total 117

Deceased 6

Resigned i

— 7

Total present membership no

Donations received in year 1907: 28 bound volumes, 14 pamphlets.
2 pictures and 2 maps.

Total owned by the society: Bound volumes, 98; pamphlets, 140;
portraits, 6; facsimiles, 4; pictures, 3; maps, 2; draft, i; blue print, i;
proclamation, i; newspapers, 5.

Charles R. Roberts,

Secretary.

The report of the Treasurer for the years 1906 and 1907 was
read and received and directed to be spread upon the minutes.



Treasurer's Report.

Leo Wise, Treasurer, in account with the Lehigh County Historical
Society.

Dr.

The Accountant charges himself with the following accounts received
from the Secretary, Charles R. Roberts:

August 6, 1906 $52 .47

August 31, 1906 40.00

January 29, 1907 40.00

July 12, 1907 31.00

December 6, 1907 40. 75

January 30, 1908 52 . 25

$256.47

Cr.

The Treasurer claims credit for the following amounts paid by
voucher, duly issued by the proper officers of the society:

May 29, 1906, H. H. Knerr, printing $ 8 . 35

August 24, 1906, Call Publishing Co., City 32 .00

August 24, 1906, Charles R. Roberts, sundries 8.89

August 24, 1906, S. P. Heilman, dues, 1906 i .00

August 24, 1906, H. H. Knerr, printing i . 25

January 22, 1907, C. R. Roberts, sundries i . 50

January 22, 1907, H. H. Knerr, printing 9. 25

May 13, 1907, H. H. Knerr, printing 16.25

May 13, 1907, Sanders Engraving Co., cuts 3- 19

May 13, 1907, Welt Bote Publishing Co., blank books 3.55

May 13, 1907, S. P. Heilman, Secretary Pennsylvania Federa-
tion of Historical Societies, dues, 1907 2 .00

May 13, 1907, Allen Stamp and Stencil Co., stamps .45

May 13, 1907, John A. Heimbach, frames 2.15

May 13, 1907, Charles R. Roberts, expressage i .50

May 13, 1907, H. A. Schuler, Pennsylvania German Magazine, 7.00

August 13, 1907, George G. Blumer, Prothonotary's cost of

obtaining charter 3-75

August 13, 1907, David Davis, Recorder's cost recording

charter 4 . 00

August 13, 1907, Mary E. Crowley, taking acknowledgment

for charter .75

October 23, 1907, H. H. Knerr, printing 6.50

Balance in the hands of the Treasurer, February 6, 1908 . . 143. 14

$256.47
Leo Wise,

Treasurer.
Note. — As this is the first report made by the Treasurer, it comprises
all receipts and all payments made since the founding of the society.



The Secretary reported the following donations :

By Hon. Frank M. Trexler: Vol. i6, Proceedings of the
Pennsylvania German Society.

By Rev. J. D. Schindel, D. D. : Map of Lehigh County, by
G. C. Aschbach, 1862.

By James B. Laux, New York, N. Y. : The Huguenot
Element in Pennsylvania, by James B. Laux.

By John W. Jordan, LL. D. : Washington's Farewell Address
in German.

Received by exchange:

From Smithsonian Institution: Report of the Smithsonian
Institution for 1906.

By Schuylkill County Historical Society: Vol. II, No. i,
1907 Proceedings.

By State Library: Laws of Pennsylvania, 1907; Smull's
Legislative Hand Book, 1907.

History of the 124th Pa. Vol. Regt.

Proceedings of the 41st Annual Encampment of the Dept.
of Pa., G. A. R., at Easton, 1907.

Acquired by purchase :

30,000 Names of Immigrants, by I. D. Rupp; Reprint by
Leary, Stuart & Co.

Reminiscences of George LaBar, Philadelphia, 1870.

Pennsylvania German Magazine, Vols, i to 8.

The Secretary announced the presentation to the society by
Mrs. Annie E. Leisenring of a gavel made of oak and hickory
taken from a settee formerly owned by the Allen and Livingston
families, of Trout Hall. It became the property of the Seagreaves
family, from whom it descended to the Leisenring family.

The thanks of the society were voted to Mrs. Leisenring and
the donors of the various articles.^

The President appointed the following standing committees
for the year :

Necrology — ^Mr. William L. Hartman, Chairman; Mr. David
A. Miller, Mr. William F. Roth.

Manuscripts, Relics, Curios and Antiquities — ^Mrs. Annie E.
Leisenring, Chairman; Mr. William M. Gehman, Mr. Thomas
A. J. Schaadt.

Pictures, Photographs and Paintings — ^Rev. J. D. Schindel,
D. D., Chairman; Mr. Frank D. Bittner, Mr. Henry S. Moyer.

Rev. Dr. J. A. W. Haas, President of Muhlenberg College,
then delivered a most admirable and instructive address to the
society on "What Local History Contributes to General History."

A vote of thanks to Dr. Haas was then passed.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned.

Chari^Es R. Roberts,

Secretary.



MINUTES OF MAY MEETING, 1908.

AlIvEntown, Pa., May 9, 1908.

A regular meeting of the Lehigh County Historical Society
was held this afternoon at No. 37 South Seventh Street, in the
rooms of the Allentown Oratorio Society.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The following persons were elected to membership: Mr.
George W. Shoemaker, Mr. WilHam F. Schlechter, Mr. Frank J.
Newhard and Mrs. Mary L. Romig, of Allentown; Mr. Charles
Deshler, New Brunswick, N. J., and Mr. G. E. Oswald, Hoken-
dauqua, Pa.

The following donations were reported :

By Miss C. Rosa Troxell, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: A bronze
medal issued by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society
in commemoration of its 50th Anniversary and of the Centennial
of the first use of Wyoming coal.

By Hon. Frank M. Trexler: History of Fries' Rebellion, by
Gen. W. H. H. Davis.

By Henry S. Moyer, Executor of Henry A. Schuler Estate:
Seven Volumes Pennsylvania German Society Publications.

By Mr. O. C. Dorney: Allentown Illustrated; Issued by
Chamber of Commerce.

By Rev. C. J. Cooper, D. D.: History of Northampton
County, by Capt. F. Ellis, 1877.

By Fred. W. Reichard: History of the United States, by
Joseph C. Martindale, 1866.

Wells Lawyer and Form Book.

By Benjamin F. Trexler: History of the Lehigh Valley,
by M. S. Henry, i860.

By H. W. Kriebel: The Pennsylvania German Magazine.

By Mrs. G. A. Aschbach: Map of Allentown, 1873, by G. A.
Aschbach.

By James J. Hauser: Eulogy on William R. King, 1854.

Received by exchange :

Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society of New York for 1908.

By purchase :

The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,
by J. W. Wayland, Ph. D., 1907.

The Cumberland Blue Book, by J. Zeamer.

A History of Bethlehem, Pa., 1742-1892, by Bishop Joseph
M. Levering, 1903.

A vote of thanks was passed to the donors of the gifts.

On motion of Messrs. Schaeffer and School, it was resolved
that the society hold a summer meeting at Macungie.

On motion the Executive Committee was authorized to



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request the Park Commission to permit the society to occupy
the building known as "Trout Hall," at Fourth and Walnut
Streets.

The motion was adopted that the society extend its thanks
to the city authorities for purchasing the historic site of old
Muhlenberg College for use as a park.

Mr. Charles R. Roberts read a paper entitled "Notable
Events in the Social Life of Allentown in the Eighteenth Century,"
and Rev. J. D. Schindel's paper on "The Egypt Church," was
read by President Ettinger.

A vote of thanks was passed to the writers and readers of
the papers.

On motion the society adjourned.

Charles R. Roberts,

Secretary.



MINUTES OF AUGUST MEETING. 1908.

Macungie, Pa., August i, 1908.

A special meeting of the Lehigh County Historical Society
was held this afternopn in Solomon's Reformed Church. The
society was welcomed by Dr. W. B. Erdman and President George
T. Ettinger responded.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The following persons were elected members of the society:
Hon. John O. Sheatz, State Treasurer, Harrisburg; Mrs. Margaret
S. Hunsicker, Norristown; Mr. William J. Heller, Easton, Pa.;
Rev. Frank P. Laros, Alburtis; Mrs. Lyman H. Howe, Wilkes-
Barre ; Mr. Alfred L. Reichenbach and Mr. C. L. Freeman, of Al-
lentown.

Announcement was made of the death of two members,
Mr. A. A. Kern, of Slatington, and Rev. J. D. Schindel, D. D.,
of Allentown.

The President announced that the Park Commission appeared
to be favorable to the occupancy of the " Old Trout Hall " building
on the former Muhlenberg College site.

The following donations were announced :

Minutes and Proceedings of the First Reunion of the Trexler
Family, by Claude T. Reno, Secretary.

Easton's flag of the Revolution, by William J. Heller.

An iron plate from a fireplace of a house at Catasauqua,
built by George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence
from Northampton County, with date 1768 and initials G. T.,
by Dr. Charles Milson.

By John W. Jordan, LL. D., Librarian of the Historical
Society of Pennsylvania: Three photographs of original papers
with signatures of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah;



The Moravian of January 7, 1791, containing an account of
William Edmonds; D'lvernois on the Downfall of Switzerland,
1798; Kin Erustlicher Ruf an die Deutchen in Pennsylvanian,
Lancaster; Heckewelder's Journal, 1791, by Dr. Jordan; Spangen-
berg's Notes of Travel to Onondaga in 1745, by Dr. Jordan;
James Burnsides, of Northampton County, by Dr. Jordan; The
Bethlehem Ferry, 1743- 1794, by Dr. Jordan; Extracts from the
Journal of Rev. James Sproat, Hospital Chaplain, 1778, by
Dr. Jordan; Oration on Battle of Brandywine, by Frederick
D. Stone.

By Miss Minnie F. Mickley: The Borough Town of West
Chester, an address by Fordham Morris, 1896; Incidents of
the Revolution in West Chester, preceding the Battle of White
Plains, by Frederick W. Jackson; Poverty and Patriotism of
the Neutral Grounds, by J. C. L. Hamilton.

Issues of the Press of Pennsylvania, 1685- 1784, by Charles R.
Hildeburn; 2 volumes, 516 pages, Philadelphia, 1885 (only 300
copies printed of which this is No. 162), by Benjamin F. Trexler.

The following were received by exchange :

The Story of the 48th Pa. Vol. Infantry; Report of the State
Librarian, 1906; Inaugural Address of the Governor, 1907;
Myron Watson Memorial. From the Pennsylvania State Library.

Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical
Societies, January 2, 1908.

A Decade of the Kittochtinny Historical Society, of Cham-
bersburg, Pa.

Bulletin of the Chester County Historical Society.

Schuylkill County Historical Society Publications, Vol. II,
No. 2.

A vote of thanks to the donors was passed.

An invitation was extended to the society by Mrs. Joseph
P. Mickley to meet in September at her home in Mickley's.

The invitation was received with thanks and referred to the
Executive Committee with power to act.

The completion of Vol. I was announced and a voucher of
$175.00 was directed to be drawn in favor of Berkemeyer, Keck
& Co., in part payment of their bill of $232.00.

Rev. Dr. S. E. Ochsenford was appointed Chairman of the
Committee on Pictures, Photographs and Paintings.

A paper on "The History of Solomon's Reformed Church,"
was read by Mr. O. P. Knauss, and a paper on "Millerstown in
the Fries Rebellion," was read by Mr. James J. Hauser.

Discussion followed and a vote of thanks to the church
authorities and to the readers of the papers was passed.

The meeting then adjourned.

Charles R. Roberts,

Secretary.



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MINUTES OF OCTOBER MEETING, 1908.

MickIvEy's, Pa., October 3, 1908.

A regular meeting of the Lehigh County Historical Society
was held this afternoon in the chapel of the church at Mickley's,
Whitehall township.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The following persons were elected to membership: Rev.
George M. Smith, New Tripoli, Pa. ; Rev. John Baer Stoudt,
Kmaus, Pa.; Howard Weiss, Siegfried, Pa.; F. A. R. Baldwin,
Esq., R. F. Stine and Joseph S. Knauss, of Allentown.

The thanks of the society were voted to the following donors
of books:

Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming and
Lackawanna Valleys, Penna., under the Editorial Supervision of
Rev. Horace E. Hayden, Hon. Alfred Hand and John W. Jordan,
LL. D., 1906. By Miss C. Rosa Troxell, of Wilkes-Barre.

History of the Peter Family. Compiled by W. K. Peter,
1908. By David A. Miller.

The Crown Inn, 1745, by William C. Reichel, Bethlehem,
1872. By Rev. C. J. Cooper, D. D.

Bibliography of Washington County, Washington County
Historical Society, 1908. By Boyd Crumrine, Esq.

Report of the Council to the Historical Society of Pennsyl-
vania, May 3, 1880.

Memorial of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to the
Board of Taxes of Philadelphia County, 1881.

Remember Paoli, by John O. K. Robarts, 1908. By Dr.
John W. Jordan.

Account of Murders by the Indians on October 8, 1763, by
Joseph J. Mickley. By Miss Minnie F. Mickley.

Certificate of Membership in the Francis Scott Key Memorial.
By Mrs. Joseph P. Mickley.

Photographs of the church chapel and old schoolhouse at
Mickley's. By Rev. Thomas H. Krick.

The following were received in exchange :

The Quarto-Centennial Celebration of the Presidency of
James B. Angell. Memorial Services and Addresses on the
Lives of Professors. From the University of Michigan.

Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Vols. 3 and 4, 1829, 5
and 6, 1830, 9 and 10, 1832, 11 and 12, 1833; Philadelphia and
Its Environs; Pictorial History of the United States, by John
Frost, Vol. I, Philadelphia, 1844. From the Library of Congress.

Meyerstown, Its Men and Events of the Past. Read before
the Lebanon County Historical Society by Rev. F. J. F. Schantz.
D. D., on December 28, 1906. History of St. Paul Klopp Re-



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formed Church, Hamlin, Pa., by Rev. C. A. Butz, A. M., of
Meyerstown. From the Lebanon County Historical Society.

Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, 7 volumes; History of
the 63rd Regt. Pa. Vols., 1861-1865, Pittsburgh, 1908; Smull's
Legislative Hand Book, 1908. From Pennsylvania State Library.

The City of York, Past and Present; Frederick J. Mel-
sheimer, a Pioneer Entomologist; Career of Phineas Davis, the
Noted Inventor; York in its Relation to the Revolution; Minutes
and Proceedings of the Historical Society of York County. From
George R. Pro well, of the York County Historical Society.

Rev. Thomas H. Krick read an excellent history of the
church at Mickley's from its organization until the present time.

Miss Minnie F. Mickley read an interesting paper on the
founders of the church.

After the meeting the members were the guests of Mrs.
Joseph P. Mickley at her residence. The members then returned
to Allentown by automobile.

Chari.es R. Roberts,

Secretary.



MINUTES OF FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING.

AivivENTOWN, Pa., January 23, 1909.

The fourth annual meeting of the Lehigh County Historical
Society was held this afternoon in the rooms of the Allentown
Oratorio Society, No. 37 South Seventh Street.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The following persons were elected to membership: Mr.
Henry J. Detwiller, Hon. H. H. Herbst, M. D., Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas W. Saeger, Charles D. Weirbach and Mrs. Charles M.
Saeger, of this city; Mrs. Horace Luckenbach, of Bethlehem, Pa.,
and Prof. Edwin M. Fogel, Ph. D., of Philadelphia.

The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted in the
election of George T. Ettinger, Ph. D., as President; William M.
Gehman, Vice-President; Charles R. Roberts, Secretary; Leo
Wise, Esq., Treasurer, and Hon. Frank M. Trexler, Rev. S. E.
Ochsenford, D. D., and Rev. C. J. Cooper, D. D., as members of
the Executive Committee for two years.

Announcements were made of the death of two members
since the last meeting, Vice-President David McKenna and Hon.
H. G. Stiles.

The request of the New York Public Library for a copy of
the publication of the society was granted.

The reading of obituaries of deceased members was postponed
until next meeting.

The annual report of the Secretary was received and ordered
spread on the minutes.



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Secretary's Report.
Receipts.

1907 Fees and Dues $22.00

1908 Fees 30.00

1908 Dues 97 . 00

1909 Dues 3 00

Books Sold 4 . 00

Total Receipts $156.00

Paid to the Treasurer.

July 16, 1908 $50.00

August 3, 1908 40.00

September 30, 1908 40.00

November 24, 1908 16.00

January 19, 1909 10.00

Total $156.00

Members elected and qualified in 1908 32

Active membership January i, 1908 105

Total. . . . .■ 137

Deceased in 1908 5

Resigned in 1908 i

— 6

Total active members 131

Honorary members 5

Total Membership 136

Accessions during the year 1908: Bound volumes, 42; pamphlets,
40; map, i; photographs, 5; medal, i; manuscript, i; plate, i-

Total bound volumes owned by the society, 140; total pamphlets,
180; portraits and photographs, 14, maps, drafts and blue prints, 4.

Charles R. Roberts,

Secretary

The annual report of the Treasurer, Leo Wise, for the year
ending January 23, 1909, was received and ordered spread upon
the minutes.



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Treasurer's Report.
Dr.
The said Treasurer charges himself as follows:

1908, Balance as per last report $143 . 14

July 17, Received of the Secretary 50.00

Aug. 4, " " " 40.00

Sept. 30, " " " 40.00

Nov. 25, " " " 16.00

1909, Jan. 23, " " " '10.00



$299.14
Cr.
The said Treasurer takes credit for the following disbursements:
1908, Feb. 10, Paid Sanders Engraving Co., Voucher No. 21,

three (3) zinc cuts $325

Paid Charles R. Roberts, Voucher No. 22, books

purchased 3-75

Paid H. H. Knerr, Voucher No. 23, 200 printed

notices 3 . 00

" Paid S. P. Heilman, Voucher No. 24, dues,
Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Soci-
eties, for 1 908 2 . 00

Paid Charles R. Roberts, Voucher No. 25, for

postage, janitor service and books purchased, 8 . 00

May 9, Paid Charles R. Roberts, Voucher No. 26,
History of Bethlehem, $4.00, Oratorio Society
for gas, $1.00. .
" Paid Sanders Engraving Co., Voucher No. 27.

two (2) zinc cuts 7 • 30

" Paid H. H. Knerr, Voucher No. 28, printing

blanks and notices 8.25

Aug. 3, Paid Berkemeyer, Keck & Co., Voucher No. 29,

on account of printing proceedings 175

Sept. 19, Paid Berkemeyer, Keck & Co., Voucher No. 30,

on account of printing proceedings 25

Paid Charles R. Roberts, Voucher No. 31,
postage and expenses of messengers for

delivering volume of proceedings 6.00

Nov. 24, Paid Berkemeyer, Keck & Co., Voucher No. 32,

in full of printing proceedings
Balance in hands of Treasurer



The thanks of the society were passed to the following donors
of articles :

Mr. A. L. Reichenbach : History of the Gabel Family.

Miss Minnie F. Mickley: Manuscript agreement at the
building of a church at Mickley's, 1848.

Mr. J. M. M. Gernerd, Muncy, Pa. : Heinrich Gernerd and His
Descendants, by J. M. M. Gernerd. Now and Then, 2 volumes.
Edited by J. M. M. Gernerd.

Mrs." Charles M. Saeger: Dougal's Index Register to Next
of Kin, Heirs at Law, Etc., in Great Britain.

John W. Jordan, Lly. D. : Thanksgiving Proclamation,
1908, by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Proc-
lamation on the Death of Grover Cleveland, by the Governor of
New Jersey.

Mrs. P. Frank Brown: Commission from Governor Joseph
Hiester to Brigadier General Peter Ruch, of the Second Brigade
of the Seventh Division of Militia in the Counties of Northampton,
Pike and Lehigh, August 3, 1821.

Mr. John W. Sepp: Map of Allentown, by Jarrett, 1842.

Mr. D. R. Klein: Volumes of the London Pictorial News.
History of Rome.

Mr. Philip S. Pretz, of Brooklyn, N. Y. : Map of Northamp-
ton and Lehigh Counties, 1830. Letter of Ann Greenleaf to
G. and C. Pretz, dated Philadelphia, November 14, 1825.

Subscriptions to the Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal
Company, May 16, 1831. Order from Henry King to Christian
Pretz, dated June 5, 1848, for $100.00 to the fund for the relief
of the sufferers by fire in Allentown. Annual Announcement of
the Allentown Seminary for the year ending September 29, 1849.
Names and Signatures of 32 scholars of the Allentown Seminary



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