Location: Lancaster County PA

Shawnee Tribe

Formerly a leading tribe of South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. By reason of the indefinite character of their name, their wandering habits, their connection with other tribes, and because of their interior position away from the traveled routes of early days, the Shawnee were long a stumbling block in the way of investigators.

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Shawnee Indian Tribe

The earliest known home of the Shawnee was on Cumberland River. From there some of them moved across to the Tennessee and established settlements about the Big Bend. As we have seen, Henry Woodward was a witness, in 1674, to what was probably the first appearance of members of the tribe on Savannah River. 1See: Yuchi Indian Tribe. Although he represents them as settled southwest of that stream near the Spaniards, it is more likely that the individuals whom he met belonged on the Cumberland, had been to St. Augustine to trade with the Spaniards, and were on their return home. Shortly afterwards a Shawnee band settled near what is now Augusta, and, as already stated, in 1681 2See: Yuchi Indian Tribe. they drove the Westo Indians from that neighborhood. In 1708 they had three towns on Savannah River, and the number of their men was estimated at 150, 3S. C. Pub. Docs., V, pp. 207-209, MS. Ethn., pt. 2, Article “Shawnee.” but in 1715 a more detailed census gives three towns, 67 men, and 233 souls. 4Rivers, Ilist. S. C, p. 94. Before even the first of these enumerations, however, a part of the Shawnee had moved north to join their relatives from the Ohio and Cumberland who had settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 15 years before. 5Hanna, The Wilderness Trail, i, pp. 119-160. These latter belonged to...

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Divisions Index 1 of 6 Index 2 of 6 Index 3 of 6 Index 4 of 6 Index 5 of 6 Index 6 of 6 File 1 of 7 File 2 of 7 File 3 of 7 File 4 of 7 File 5 of 7 File 6 of 7 File 7 of 7 Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index A-E Index F-K Index L-R Index S-Z Township Listing Pg 0001-0026 Pg 0027-0053 Pg 0054-0080 Pg 0081-0108 Pg 0109-0135 Pg 0136-0162 Pg 0163-0189 Pg 0190-0213 Pg 0214-0234 Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Index of Census Records Bart Township Hosted at PA Roots Bart Township Brecknock Township Caenarvon Township Cocalico Township Colerain Township Donegal Township Drumore Township Earl Township Elizabethtown Maytown Mt Joy Township Rapho Township Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index A-D Index E-H Index I-L Index M-R Index S-Z Township Listing Pg 0001-0037 Pg 0038-0069 Pg 0070-0103 Pg 0104-0134 Pg 0135-0162 Pg 0163-0193 Pg 0194-0224 Pg 0225-0257 Pg 0258-0286 Pg 0287-0316 Hosted at PA Roots Complete 1800 Census Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted...

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lancaster County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Becker Family Cemetery, Clay Township Bomberger Cemetery, Penn Twp. Carpenter Graveyard, Paradise Twp. Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church Cemetery Chestnut Level/Morrison Presbyterian, Drumore Twp Drumore Friends Cemetery, Drumore Twp. Eberle Cemetery, Mt. Joy Township Fairview Cemetery, Manheim Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster Groff’s Dale Cemetery, 1889 Interments David Hess Family Graveyard, Conestoga Township Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster Limeville United Methodist Church Cemetery Miscellaneous:  Some small cemeteries in southern Lancaster County Mohler Cemetery, Ephrata Plot Map Mt. Airy Cemetery, Salisbury Twp. Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Drumore Twp. Paul Farm Cemetery, W. Cocalico Twp. Penryn Cemetery, Penryn Resh Cemetery, Weavertown, Leacock Twp. Sadsbury Meeting Burial Ground, Sadsbury Twp. Sadsbury Meeting Burial Ground – Unmarked Burials, Sadsbury Township Old Saint John’s Church Yard, Pequea Sharp Graveyard, Leacock Township Stern Family Cemetery, Mount Joy Twp. Swopes stones in Zion Lutheran and Salem Heller Church Cemeteries Trinity Lutheran, New Holland Washington Borough Cemetery Zimmerman Family aka Lichty Mennonite Cemetery East Earl Township Zion Lutheran Cemetery (partial), East Hanover Twp Cemetery Photos hosted at Lancaster County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archive Bainbridge Cemetery , Bainbridge Bangor Episcopal Church Cemetery , Churchtown Bellevue Presbyterian Church Cemetery , Gap Bridgeville E.C. Cemetery , Bridgeville Caernarvon Presbyterian Cemetery , Churchtown...

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Biography of Ira C. Buzick

Ira C. Buzick was one of the pioneer lawyers of Lincoln County. He was the first man elected to represent that county in the State Legislature after the county was formally organized in 1870. He had a long and active career as a lawyer and in public affairs, and the name is still continued on the professional rolls of the Kansas bar through his son, Alonson Ruckman Buzick of Salina. Ira C. Buzick was born June 21, 1841, at Dayton, Ohio. His parents were also native Ohioans. At the age of twenty-two he took up the study of law, and when twenty-five years of age graduated from Allegheny College at Meadville, Pennsylvania. He soon afterwards went west and first located for practice at Oregon, Missouri. In 1868 he represented Holt County in the Missouri Legislature. He also founded the New Era, the first republican paper even published at Savannah, Missouri. Besides his newspaper work and his practice as a lawyer he served for a time as principal of an academy at Savannah. In 1870 Ira C. Buzick came out to Kansas and located in Lincoln County. Lincoln County was created about 1867, but it had no civil organization until 1870. Mr. Buzick took an active part in that process by which the county was organized, and in the election of November of that year he was chosen to represent...

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Biography of Col. Jeremiah B. Cook

Col. J. B. Cook. In all Southeastern Kansas there is no better known figure than Col. J. B. Cook of Chetopa. For more than forty years he has been recognized as one of the old and reliable and standard real estate dealers. He was one of the pioneers in Labette County, and lived on and improved a claim there before taking up his present business. He is not only an interesting character because of his long and honorable record in business, but for a life of varied service and experience. Many who know him well in real estate circles have only such knowledge of his early career as is reflected in his title of colonel. That is by no means a complimentary title. It was won by the hardest kind of fighting service in the Civil war. He has spent most of his life on the western frontier, and is one of the few men who knew the exciting life of California in the days following the discovery of gold there. His friends and business acquaintances by the hundred will appreciate even the necessary brevity of a review of his life as given in the following paragraphs. Jeremiah B. Cook was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at Pleasant Grove, June 22, 1834, and has already passed his eighty-second birthday. His ancestors were English people who emigrated to Pennsylvania in...

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Biography of Hiram Rutherford

Hiram Rutherford, retired physician and surgeon, Oakland; one of the early settlers of Coles Co.; was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., Dec. 27, 1815; his great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland in 1729, and settled in Lancaster Co., Penn., upon a branch of the Susquehanna, where, with his wife, he lived until 1755, when he removed to Great Limestone Springs, two miles east of where the city of Harrisburg now stands, and near which place a large portion of his descendants now live; this grand old patriarch died 100 years ago, and lies buried in the Paxton Church-yard, the oldest burial-place in that country. The subject of this sketch was the eighth member of his father’s family; he was raised to heavy farm labor, and at the age of 18, he commenced the study of medicine with an older brother, an eminent physician of Harrisburg, and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in the spring of 1838; with $10, a horse, saddle and bridle, he set out to seek his fortune; his first location was at Millersburg, Penn.; in the latter days of 1840, he emigrated to Illinois, and located at Oakland, Coles Co., where he has since resided; the practice of medicine in a new country is a work of great labor, when the calls are numerous and the extent of territory covered, as in this case, embraced half...

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Biography of John Brandt

John Brandt was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1828, and is of German descent, his great-grand parents having emigrated from Germany, and settled in Pennsylvania, in the early history of that State. His father, John Brandt, for several years was engaged in the manufacture of rifles for the United States Government at Lancaster, and was a man of great natural mechanical ability. When the first railroad in Pennsylvania, known as the Old State road, running from Philadelphia to Columbia, and now a part of the Pennsylvania railroad system, was completed, the managers secured a locomotive of English manufacture. This was in the infancy of railroad operations in America, and after repeated failures in putting this primitive locomotive in working order, Mr. Brandt was sent for and speedily accomplished the task. His quick perception of the mechanical principles involved, although. in an entirely new field of work, attracted considerable attention and he was soon after appointed master mechanic of the road, which at that time was operated by the State. He remained in this position some eight or ten years, and was then appointed to a similar position on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, and later as superintendent of the motor power and machinery of the New York & Erie Railroad. In 1851 was made superintendent of the New Jersey Locomotive Works, at Paterson, New Jersey, and in 1853 assisted...

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Biographical Sketch of William C. Forney

He was of Corwin Township, Ida County, Ida Grove, Iowa, and settled here in 1882. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1854. His father was Michael Forney (born October 15, 1824 in Dauphin County, Pa.) who came here in 1885. His mother was Margaret Crownshield, born in Maryland. Michael and Margaret’s children were: Sarah C., wife of David O. Crum, and William C., the subject of this biography. William C. Forney received his education at Millersville Normal School, Pa., and entered the boot and shoe business. Since coming West in 1882, he engaged in farming and stock-raising. When he was 21, he married Emma J. Kinter who was born in Lebanon County, Pa. Emma’s parents were John and Elizabeth Kinter. William C. and Emma’s children were: Margaret Elizabeth, Michael J., Harry S., and William C. Forney, Jr. William C. Forney, Jr. married Minnie H. and their children were Ross Nicholl and Arlo W. Forney. Ross married Ruth Clapsaddle, and Arlo married LaDonna...

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Biographical Sketch of C. C. Zupp

He was born September 18, 1835 to George Peter Zupp (a native of France), and Elizabeth Zeuder of that country. They came to America and located in Pennsylvania. C. C. Zupp was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and when he was 3 years old they went to Wyandot County, Ohio. Three years later, they moved to Hillsdale County, Michigan. At the opening of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Eighteenth Michigan Infantry. After its close, he returned to Michigan, and moved to Buchanan County, Iowa. In 1869, he moved to Section 3, Douglas Township, Ida County, Iowa. At the time of 1869, Ida County cast only 32 votes, and only 3 families resided in Douglas Township. The Judge John H. Moorehead lived at the west edge of where Ida Grove was built later, and there were no homes between Mr. Zupp’s farm in Douglas Township and Mr. Moorehead’s home. The hardships experienced with pioneer life was common then. Mr. Zupp, at the age of 19, first married Jennie Crawfoot, a native of New York, and a daughter of Seth and Ann Eliza Crawfoot. To this union was born two children: A. D. and Ida. In 1867, Mr. Zupp was united in marriage with Julia Crawfoot, a sister of his former wife, and they had the following children: Jennie (wife of M. G. Sherman of Cushing, Ia); Jessie; Will;...

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Biography of Tobias Engle

Tobias Engle, one of the early settlers of Freeport, is a native of Lancaster, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he was born May 9, 1829. He is the son of Jacob and Nancy (Myers) Engle. Jacob Jingle was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. In early days he ran a clover huller, later. a grist mill, and afterward took charge of his father’s farm in Lancaster county, residing there until 1851 when he removed to Stephenson county, Illinois, locating in Freeport where he remained two years. Deciding to return to Pennsylvania they started eastward but stopped in Montgomery county, Ohio, where Mr. Engle purchased a farm on which he spent the remainder of his life. His wife was a native of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania. They had eleven children, as follows : Benjamin, who died in Kansas ; Tobias; Jacob, who resides in Montgomery county, Ohio, on the old homestead; Abram, who lives on part of the old farm in Montgomery county, Ohio ; Betsy, wife of Jacob Huntzbiger, both deceased; Annie, wife of Adam Hocker, a farmer in Montgomery county, Ohio; Leah, wife of Jacob Castle, of Montgomery county, a farmer; Martha married Eli Boyer who runs a boarding house in Dayton, Ohio, and three others deceased. Tobias Engle received a limited education in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he worked on his father’s farm until 1851, removing at that time with...

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