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HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS



OF



BERKS COUNTY

PENNSYLVANIA



EMBRACING

zA Concise History of the County and a Genealogical and

BioGRAPHiJAL Record of Representative

Families



COMPILED BY



MORTON L. MONTGOMERY



In T'wo Volumes
ILLUSTRATED



VOLUME I.



CHICAGO
J. H. BEERS & CO.

1909

Hi



PREFACE

THE first attempt at the compilation of local history in Berks County was made in 1841 by
William Stahle, a storekeeper at Reading. Fie published a small volume of 68 pages
in two editions, one in the English language and the other in the German, entitled "A
Description of the Borough of Reading," and it related chiefly to the business affairs
of Reading. The book was prepared for him by Jackson H. Sherman, a young lawyer, who
had shortly before been admitted to practice in the Courts of Berks County.

The next attempt was made in 1844 by I. Daniel Rupp, of Lancaster. For some years
before, he ha'd been engaged in collecting information relating to a number of counties in
Pennsylvania which were situated to the east and west of the Susquehanna River, and the re-
sult of his persevering industry was published in separate volumes, entitled after the several
counties. One of them was the "History of Berks and Lebanon Counties," an octavo volume
of 504 pages.

In 1859, Amos K. Strunk, of Boyertown, published a small book of 134 pages, embracing
the names of the county representatives and officials who served from 1752 to 1860; and he
issued it in two editions, one in the English language and the other in the German, for use as a
convenient book of reference. In 1883, the author of the present work published the "Po-
litical Hand-Book of Berks County," an octavo volume of 104 pages, which was an enlarge-
ment of Strunk's idea, embracing census information of the county, the names of the repre-
sentatives and officials of Reading, and also census information of Reading, besides the names
of the county officials, from 1753 to 1883.

In 1881, Prof. David B. Brunner, a school teacher at Reading for many years, published
"The Indians of Berks County," an octavo volume of 177 pages; which related to the aborig-
ines of the county and included many cuts (176), made by himself, of the various relics
found in the county; and a revised edition (257 pages) was issued by him in 1897.

The author compiled the following works on local history : In 1886, the "History of Berks
County," a royal octavo volume of 1204 pages, for the publishers, Messrs. Everts, Peck &
Richards, of Philadelphia, which embraced a comprehensive description and tabulated state-
ments of local affairs, besides numerous biographical sketches of men who were prominent
in the industrial, financial, political and professional matters of the county; in 1889, the
"School History of Berks County," a duodecimo volume of 300 pages, for use in the public
schools of the county as a supplementary reader, which has been used in the local schools
since that time; in 1894, "Berks County in the Revolution," an octavo volume of 295 pages,
for the purpose of showing what services the people of the county rendered the national gov-
ernment in the establishment of independence ; and in 1898, the "Sesqui-Centennial History of
Reading," an octavo volume of 298 pages, which embraced a concise narrative of local events
and industrial affairs for 150 years, and a comprehensive description of the anniversary pro-
ceedings, as an appropriate memorial of the extraordinary occasion.

The volumes mentioned are the works of a general historical nature which have been
published of the county. After the lapse of more than twenty years from the time of, pub-
lishing the large county history of 1886, the author was encouraged by many persons to re-
vise that work by bringing the historical details down to the present time. Arrangements
were accordingly made with the publishers of this work to publish it under the title of "His-
torical and Biographical Annals of Berks County," so as to embrace, besides general history,
local biography and genealogy, which in that time had become very important in the estima-



tion of many historical societies throughout the State of Pennsylvania, and their publication
in a convenient and permanent form was encouraged by those societies.

Much time has been devoted to the careful preparation of this work in order to pro-
duce a compilation which should be recognized for its thoroughness in covering every section
of the county. The table of contents relating to the historical annals is comprehensive, and the
long list of personal sketches evidences patient inquiry in securing the biographical and genea-
logical annals; and these taken together will be appreciated by the public generally, as well
as by the patrons of the work, as of incalculable value to the people of the county and to
the numerous descendants of the First Families who were located in the county before the
Revolution. Many of the sketches contain items of history which would not be preserved in
any other way. In nearly every instance the data were submitted to those immediately inter-
ested for revision and correction.

"Family Reunions" has been a subject of importance to many persons of the county for
upward of ten years, and descendants of different families have assembled at certain pe-
riods in different places of the county to show respect for their ancestors and to collect bio-
graphical and genealogical data. Some of them have been very successful. A chapter on the
subject (XIII) has been included in this work, and it is the first attempt in the collection of
this particular kind of information. It is to be regretted that many others of the "First
Families," of equal prominence, have not also in this time formed reunions and held meet-
ings so as to increase their beneficent social influence in the county and to assist in preserving
distinct family records and genealogies.

November, 1909.



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Chapter I — Erection of County

Page
Physical Geography 1-4

Mountains, 1 -^ Relative Elevations, 4

Valleys, 2 ^ Iron Ore, t

Streams, 3 Copper Ore, 4

Schuylkill, 3 Minerals, 4

Latitude and Longitude, 4 Geology, 4

Conditions of Territory 4-6

Petitions for County 6-16

Districts at Erection, 7 First Assessment, 8

Boundaries of County, 7 First Taxables, Names of

in 26 Townships, 8-16

Nationalities 16-20

Swedes, 16 Welsh, 19

Germans, 17 Irish, 19

Hugiuenots, 17 Hebrews, 19

French, 18 Negroes, 19
English, 18

First Occupants, Indians 20-23

Origin, 20 Retreat of Indians, 22

Delaware Tribes, 20 Indian Names, 22

Ganawese, 21 Villages, 23

Manners and Customs, 21 Indian Relics, 28

PtntcHASE OF Territory 23-24

Reductions of Territory 24

Northumberland County, 24 Other Counties Proposed, 24

Schuylkill County, 24



Chapter II — Industry of County
Agriculture 25-26

General Condition and Agricultural Society, 26

Progress, 25 Farmers' Union, 26

Iron Industries 27-38

Furnaces and Forges, 27 General Industries, 28

Industrial Statistics, 27 Memorial for National

Iron-masters, 27 Foundry, 28

Internal Improvements 28-44

Schuylkill River, 28 Canals, 34

Fishing and Navigation, 28 Railways, 36

Freshets, 29 Post-OiBces, 40

Bridges, 29 Telegraph, 43

Roads and Turnpikes, 31 Telephone, 43

State Highways, 33 Oil Pipe Lines, 44
Stages, 33



Political Sentiment 68-71

Political Parties, 68 Vote for Prohibition, 69

Vote for Governor, 68 Election of 1876, 69

Vote for President, 69 State Conventions at Read-
Vote for Constitutional ing, 69

Amendments, 69 Mass-Meetings, 70

Political Festivals 71-72

Hiester Festival of 1820, 71 Tilden Festival of 1876, 72

Harrison Festival of 1840, Cleveland Festivals, 72

71

Offices by Special Legislation 72-73

National Representatives 73-74

Congressmen, 73 U. S. Commissioners, 74

Foreign Ministers, 74 Registers in Bankruptcy, 74

Foreign Consuls, 74

State Representati\'es 74-75

Delegates to Conventions,
74-75

State Officials 75

Senators 75

Assemblymen 75-77

County Officers 77-87

Commissioners, 77 Surveyors, 82

Auditors, 78 Poor Directors, 82

Controllers, 79 Stewards, 83

Treasurers, 79 Prison Inspectors, 83

Sheriffs, 79 Prison Wardens, 85

Coroners, 80 Jury Commissioners, 85

Prothonotaries, 80 Mercantile Appraisers, 85

Recorders, 81 License Commissioners, 86

Registers, 81 Oil Inspectors, 86

Orphans' Court Clerks, 81 Sealers of Weights and
Quarter Sessions' Clerks, 81 Measures, 86

District Attorneys, 82 Superintendents of Common
Special Detectives, 82 Schools, 87

County Buildings 87-90

Court-Houses, 87 State-House, 89

Prisons, 89 Poor-House, 90



Chapter III — Education in County
Religion 45-54

Denominations Described, 45 Sunday Schools of Berks

Pastors Long in Service, 48 County, 51

Churches in "Townships, 49 Sunday Mails, 53

General Education 54-58

Early Encouragement, 54 Tabular Statement of 1908,
Teachers Before 1752, 64 56

Charity Schools, 54 Lecture on Conrad Weiser,
Common Schools, 55 ^ 57

System Accepted by Dis- Purpose of Lecture, 58

tricts, 55 Teachers' Institutes, 58

Newspapers 59-61

Weekly Newspapers, 69 Daily Newspapers, 60

Language, Manners and Customs 61-65

Chapter IV — Government and Officials

Election Districts 65-66

Prominent Representative Men 66-68



Chapter V — Bench and Bar

Judges — 1752 to 1790 91-92

Judges — 1790 to 1909 92-93

President Judges, 92 Orphans' Court Judges, 92

Additional Law Judges, 92* Associate Judges, 92

Attorneys at Law 93-95

Chapter VI — Medical Profession
Medical Faculty of Berks County 96-105

Berks County Medical So- Reading, 98

ciety, 96 _ Boroughs, 100

Reading Medical Associa- Manatawny Section, 100

tion, 98 Ontelaunee Section, 101

Allopathic Practitioners, 98- Tulpehocken Section, 101

101 Schuylkill Section, 101

Homoeopathy 101-103

Homoeopathic Practitioners Homoeopathic Medical and

Association of Reading, Surgical Hospital of

102 Reading, 103

Homoeopathic Practitioners,
102

Osteopathy 103

Osteopathic Practitioners,
103

Dentistry 103

Dental Practitioners, 103

Veterinary 104

Veterinary Practitioners,
104



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Chapter VII — Public Charities



State Institutions.



105



Wernersville State Asylum,

106
State Hospital, 106
Glen Mills Reformatory,

106



Eastern State Peniten-
tiary, 106

Huntingdon Reformatory,
106



County Institutions .■ 106-107

Hospitals, 106 Homes, 106

Schools, 106



Chapter VIII — War Periods
French and Indian Was 107-110

Cause of War, 107 Peace Declared, 109

Troops in County, 107 Murdered and Captured,
Forts in County, 108 109

Premium for Scalps, 109

Revolution— 1775-83 110-120

Cause, 110 Colonels in Service, 116

Meeting at Reading, 111 Captains in Service, 116

Lexington Awakens County, Army Supplies from Coun-

112 ty, 116

First Officers from Coun- Store House at Read-

ty, 112 ing, 116

Germans to Rescue, 112 Lotz Receipt Book, 116

Associators, 112 Iron , Industries, 116

Recommendations for Com- Ironmasters, 117

panics, 113 Continental Paper Money,
County Colonels, 113 117

Declaration Read in Coun- Incumbents of Positions,

ty, 113 117

Population of County in Peace Declared, 119

1776, 113 Return of Soldiers, 120
Companies in Service, 113

Whiskey Insurrection, 1794 120

Cause, 120 Washington at Reading, 120

Troops from County, 120

House-Tax and Liberty- Poles, 1799 120-121

Cause of Insurrection, 120 Keim's Company Compli-

Excitement at Reading, 121 mented, 121

Embargo of 1807 121

English War of 1812-15 121-122

Cause of War, 121 Companies from Coun-

Families from Philadelphia, ty, 122

12? Peace Declared, 122

Mexican War of 1846-48 122-123

Cause of War, 122 Battles of Company, 123

Reading Artillerists, 183 Return of Company, 123

Departure of Company for
Mexico, 123

Civil War of 1861-65 123-139

Cause of War, 123 Ringgold Light Artillery,
Call for Troops, 124 129

Patriotism of County, 124 Three Years' Service —
War Meetings at Reading, 1861-64, 131

125 RingROld Band, 134

Appropriations for Boun- Durell's Battery, 135

ties, etc., 126 Nine Months' Service, 1862-
Ladies' Aid Society, 126 63, 135

Reading Hospital, 126 Volunteer Militia of 1862,
Drafts and Quotas of Coun- 136

ty, 126 Drafted Militia of 1862, 138

Northern Men in Service, Emergency Troops of 1863,

127 137

Summary of Battles, 127 One Hundred Days' Serv-
Paper Money, 127 ice, 138

Companies from County, 128 One Year's Service of 1864-
Surgeons from County, 129 65, 138

'Three Months' Service — Miscellaneous Enlistments,

1861, 129 139

Military Associations, 139

Spanish War of 1898 139-140

Militia System— 1776-1909 140-145

Returns for 1775, 140 System Since Revolution,
Returns for 1776, 141 142

Returns for 1777, 141 State National Guard, 143

New Svstem Provided, State Police, 144

1777, 141



Property Valuation of Districts — 1885, 1908 148

Money at Interest, by Districts — 1885, 1908 149

Registered Voters, by Districts — 1908 149

Presidential Vote of 1908 150

State Appropriations to County — 1904,1908 150

Banking in Berks County — 1909 151

Land and Live Stock of County — 1908 152



Chapter IX — Census

First Enumeration 146

Census Table of County, 1800 to 1900 147

Taxables of County, by Districts — 1885,1908 148



Chapter X — Reading

Town, 1748 to 1783 153-156

First Grant to Penn, 153 First Store at Reading, 155

First Patents, 153 Public Buildings, 155

Town Laid Out, 153 Oldest Buildings, 155

Lots Sold, 153 Educational AfEairs, 155

First Patentees, 153 Nationality of Inhabit-
Ground Rent, 154 ants, 155

Reading made County- French and Indian

Seat, 154 War, 155

Town District Established, Revolution, 156

155

Borough, 1783 to 1847 156-159

Borough Erected, 156 Churches and Schools, 157

Surrounding Towns, 156 Industrial Affairs, 157

Post-Office, 156 Water and Light, 158

Stage-Coach, 157 Fire Companies. 158

Bridges, 167 Street Names Changed, 168

Turnpikes, 157 Early Exhibitions. 158

Public Buildings, 157 Distinguished Visitors, 158

Canals, 167 Liberty-Poles of 1799, 159

Railroads. 157 English War of 1812-15, 159

Banks, 157 Mexican War of 1846-48,
Panic of 1837, 157 159

Newspapers, 167

City, 1847 to 1909 159-166

Reading in 1847, 159 Decade, 1887-97, 162
Decade, 1847-57, 160 " 1897-1909, 163

1857-67, 161 Riot in 1877, 164

" 1867-77, 161 Sesqui-Centennial of 1898,

" 1877-87, 162 166

Industries 167-193

Early Employments Before Industrial Development,
1783, 167 1783-1847, 168

Industrial Character of Industries in 1847, 168

Inhabitants, 167 Indu.qtrial Development

Early Traffic, 167 Since 1847, 169

Warehouse in 1826. 167 Statement of Industries,

Employments and Factories 170-193

in 1840, 168

Internal Improvements 193-200

Market-Houses, 1%3 Stage-Coaches, 197

Waterworks. 193 Canals, 197

Public Roads, 194 Steam Railroads, 197

Sewers, 194 Street Railways, 197

Subway, 194 Mountain Railroads, 198

Ferries and Bridges, 195 Telegraph, 198

Freshets, 195 Telephone, 199

Fire Company Buildings, Gas Light, 199

195 Electric Light dnd Power,
Public Parks, 195 199

Post-Office, 195 Steam Heat, 200

City Hall, 196 Halls, 200

Cemeteries, 196 Location of City. 200

Turnpikes, 196 Elevation above Sea Level

200

Religion and Education 200-204

Churches, 200 Statement of School Build-
Church Attendance, 201 ings, 202

Schools, 202 Private Schools, 203

Newspapers 204

Associations 204-216

Government and Officials 216-234

State Representatives, 216 Select Councilmen, 220-231

Burgesses, 217 Presidents of Select Coun-
Mayors, 217 cil, 221

Chiefs of Police, 218 Clerks of Select Council,
Treasurers, 218 221

Auditors, 218 Common Councilmen, 221-
ControUers, 218 226

Water Commissioners, 218 Presidents of Common
Water Superintendents, 219 Council, 226

Park Commissioners, 219 Clerks of Common Council,
Park Superintendents, 219 226

Citv Assessors, 219 City Clerks, 227

Building Inspectors. 219 City Solicitors, 227

Commissioners of Public City Engineers, 227
Works, 219



TABLE OF CONTENTS



vn



Market Commissioners, 227
Board of Public Health. 827
Members of Board, 227
Health Commissioners, 227
Plumbing Inspectors, 227
Trustees of Public Library,

228
Justices of the Peace, 228
Aldermen, 229
Constables, 229

Census

Census Table — 1S50-1900,

234
Sexes of Population, 234
Population North and South

of Penn Street, 234
Colored Population, 234
Comparative Statistics, 234
Assessment for 1898, 234



School Controllers, 230
Presidents of School Board,

23S
Secretaries of School

Board, 233
Treasurers of School

Board, 233
City Superintendents, 234
Meat and Milk Inspectors,

234



334-237

Assessment for 1908, 235
Presidential Vote, 1908, 235
Comparative Statement, 236
Number of Buildings, 236
Liquor Licenses for 1909,

236
Table of Industries in

1900, 237



Chapter XI — Boroughs

Erection

Comparative Table

Industries

Statement of Banks

Mercantile Licenses

Liquor Licenses

Churches

Schools

Statement of I. O. O. F

Statement of P. O. S. of A ;

East of Schuylkill

Kutztown, 240 Topton, 261

Hamburg, 247 Lenhartsville, 263

Boyertown, 252 Bechtelsville, 264

Fleetwood, 259 Mount Penn, 266

West of Schuylkill

Womelsdorf, 268 , Wyomissing, 281

Bernville, 271 Mohnton, 285

Birdsboro, 274 West Reading, 288

Centreport, 278 Shillington, 293

West Leesport, 280



Chapter XII — Townships

Four Sections

Erection of Townships

Development of Sections

Government

Railway and Telegraph

Industrial Situation '.

Religion and Education

Statistics



238
238
238
239
239
239
239
240
240
240



296
296
296
297
297
297
297
298



Towns 298

Mercantile Licenses 298

Liquor Licenses 298

P. O. S. OF A. Camps 298

Manatawny Section 298-303

Names of Townships, 298 Iron Ore Mines, 301

Derivation of Names, 299 Highways, 301

Boroughs, 299 Additional Taxables (Doug-
Names of Towns, 300 lass, Rockland, and
First Settlers, 300 District), 301

Industrial Prominence, 300 Noteworthy Enterprises, 302

Ontelaunee Section 303-306

Names of Townships, 303 Blue Rocks, 304

Derivation of Names, 303 Iron Ore Mines, 304

Boroughs, 304 Highways, 304

Names of Towns, 304 Early Iron Works, 305

First Settlers, 304 Noteworthy Enterprises, 305
Indian Atrocities, 304

TULPEHOCKEN SECTION 306-308

Names of Townships, 306 First Settlers, 306

Derivation of Names, 306 Highways, 306

Boroughs, 306 Noteworthy Enterprises, 307

Names of Towns, 306 Berkshire Country Club,

307

Schuylkill Section 308-311

Names of Townships, 308 Highways, 309

Derivation of Names, 308 Early Industries, 309

Boroughs, 309 Suburban Towns, 309

Names of Towns, 309 Noteworthy Enterprises. 310
First Settlers, 309



Chapter XIII — Family Reunions



First Families of County.
Reunions



Baer, 313
Bertolet, 313
Boyer, 314
Croll, 314
De Long, 314
Dierolf, 315
Dietrich, 315
Dries, 315
Fisher- Hartman
Furry, 316
Gery, 316
Grim, 316
Hafer, 317
Hartman-Fisher, 316
HefEner, 317
Heinly, 317
Kistler, 318



316



Kline, 318
Krick, 318
Levengood, 318
Ludwig, 319
Lutz, 319
Reedy, 319
Ritter, 319
Rohrbach, 320
Saul, 320
Schaeffer, 320
Seaman, 321
Schneider, 321
Strauss, 321
Trexler, 321
Wamsher, 322
Yeich, 322



311-313



Biographical 323



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS



Addams, Isaac 633

Addams, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac 633

Addams, Rufus 633

Addams, Wellington 1 632r

Althouse, Wilson D 968

Ancona, Sydenham E 376

Baer, George F 344

Barbey, John 585

Barbey, Peter 584

Bauscher, Henry and Sarah 1288

Beck, George S 840

Behne, Gustavus A 713

Beidler, Isaac Y 856

Benson, David E 688

Benson, Dr. Lot. 688

Berks County Prison 105

Bissinger, Philip 760

Bittner, Daniel F 1257

Bland, Judge H. Willis 400

Blimline, Sebastian 1560

Bobst, WilHam J 1368

Boone's . (Daniel) Birthplace 299

Bornemann, Rev. George 564

Breneis-er, Charles 736

Brooke, Edward 338

Brooke, George 336

Bruckman, Judge George W 752

Burkey, Peter 1080

Clymer, William H 360

County Map 1

Court-House, New 88

Court-House, Old 87

Crystal Cave — "Prairie Dogs" 822

Dechert, Adam 888

Dechert, Henry M 904

Deisher. Henry K. 1160

Dick, Henry D 744

Early Patents, Reading 153

Eckenroad, Francis H 1544

Eckert, George B 797

Esser, Jacob B 872

Fahrbach, John A 1448

Federal Inn 155

Fire Engine 205

First Church in County 45

First Defenders, Monument 196

First House in County (Old Swede Building) 17

First Public School at Reading 202

First School-house at Reading 202

Flax Brake 64

Gan-sho-han-ne — Poem 3

G. A. R. Monument 196

Gittelman, John J. K 1592

Gnau, Jacob 1384

Grim, Daniel P 1304

Griscom, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel 393

Griscom, William M 392

Gundry, Prof. G. Harel 1480

Guss, Samuel M 1433

Haak, George E 624

Hafer, Edward E 1176

Harbster, Matthan 536



Harbster, William 52S

Harrisburg (Penn Street) Bridge, Old 29

Hartraan, Harrison E 938

Hawley, Jesse G ^"^^

Haws, John W 1576

Heckler, Charles T 1464

Heckman, Harry A 1112

Heizmann, Albert A 664

Heizmann, Charles R 665

Heller, F. P 953

Hendel, Daniel J 648

Hendel, Edwin F 649

Henninger, Hunter 1191

Herbein, Rev. M. L. 984

High, Ezra 785

High, Brig.-Gen. William 785

Hoffeditz, John C 1128

Huntzinger, Benjamin K 1000

Huntzinger, Rev. Franklin K 488

Irwin, William J 1337

Jacobs, J. Howard 616

Jail, New 105

Jail, Old 89

Jones, J. Glancy 323

Jones, Jonathan 352

Jones, Richmond L 384

Keim, George deB 496

Keim, Gen. George M 328

Keystone State Normal School 245

Kissinger, John M 1224

Kistler, Rev. Charles E 1144

Kline, Mahlon N 776

Knabb, Jacob 568

Kremp, Joseph P 1241

Kohler's (Crystal) Cave 822

Lancaster Bridge 29

Lauer, Franklin P 783

Lauer, Frederick and Mary 783

Lauer Monument 784

Lauter, Gerhard 1512

Leinbach, George A 593

Leinbach, Jonathan G 720

Leippe, Charles E 681

Levan, Abraham 1084

Lincolns, Early Home of 299

Luden, William H 768

Marks, Dr. William F 1400

Mauger, David F 527

McKinley Monument 196

McKnight, Capt. James 129

Merritt, Thomas P 480

Miller, Jonathan B 1352

Miller, Lewis 1240

Mishler, John D 696

Mohn, Jeremiah G 728

Montgomery, Mbrton L Frontispiece

Monuments, First Defenders

G. A. R

McKinley

Volunteer Firemen 196

Mould, Jonathan 704

Muhlenberg, Henry A 440



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS



NicoUs, Giistavus A 520

Klolan, Edwari C 576

J^olan, James 456

J^olan, William 448

JNolan, William, Jr 576

J^Iolde, Jacob 600

Old Swede Building (First House in County) 17

•Otto, Henry M 920

JPatents, Early, Reading 153

Peifer, Peter 1528

Penn Hardware Company 666

.Penn Street (Harrisburg) Bridge, Old 29

Pioneer Homesteads, Tulpehocken Valley, 1733,

Map 306

Printz, Daniel F 640

.Prutzman, Asaph 808

^Reading, Administration Building of School Dis-
trict 55

Reading, Boys' High School 202

City Hall 196

Early Patents 153

Federal Inn 155

First Public School 202

" First School-house 203

"' Free Library 55

Girls' High School 203

"" Home for Friendless Children 314

" " " " Play Grounds 314

Hospital 312

" Penn Square, looking east from 5th St. . . 192
" Penn Square, looking west from 5th St. . . 193
" Penn Square, looking east from 4th St. . . 193
" Penn Square, North Side, looking east

from 5th St 200

■Reading, Penn Square, North Side, looking west

from 5th St 200

IReading, Penn Square, South Side, looking west

from 5th St 193

Reading, Penn Square, South Side, looking west

from 6th St 198

Reading, Plan of Roads to 32

Post-Office 195

" Public School Building, 5th and Spring

Sts 203

Reading, Public School Building, 11th and Pike Sts. 203

" Sesqui-Centennial, Executive Committee 166

" Sesqui-Centennial, Head of Civic Parade 167

Sesqui-Centennial, Division of Industrial

Parade .167



Reading, Town Plan 154

View of City from West 153

Widows' Home 213

Rhoads, Henry W 1336

Richards, Louis 513

Rick, Cyrus 544

Rick, George A 608



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