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Andreadis: George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 7 Administrative Records

Call Number:  MG-545, Series 7 Administrative Records

1 box     8 folders     .25 cubic ft.   

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11

Description:  The majority of the documents in this series are invoices pertaining to payments made by the City of Lancaster during the 19th century. The documents represent a wide cross-section of Lancaster’s history and include references to City Hall, the mapping of the city, officers salaries, charity donations, printing invoices, and bills and orders for coal. By far the largest groups of documents are those which record payments made for goods and services and for general labor completed for the city. These documents highlight the growth and improvements taking place in the city during the 19th century. Usually companies, as well as individual workers, are directly named on the invoices.

Creator:  Lancaster (Pa.)

System of Arrangement:  This collection is organized by a series of subjects.

Series 1  Market Houses

Series 2  Fire Department

Series 3  Bridges

Series 4  Railroads

Series 5  Lamps and Lighting

Series 6  Relief Fund

Series 7 Administrative Records

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Purchased from George and Rhonda Andreadis, 2009-2014.

Note:  These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster’s past.

Administrative History:  Organized and preserved by KH, February-March 2012.

 

Folder 1  City Hall

Specifications for Painting City Hall. Describes what is to be painted, colors to be used, what is not to be painted. Reverse: John Wise Chairman of Common Property. April 17, 1855.

Invoice. City of Lancaster paid for work done at cellar of City Hall. January 12, 1857. Reverse: marked “approved”. January 23, 1857.

Invoice. Lancaster City paid for [roding] Station House and City Hall. August 15, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved”. August 18, 1882.

 

Folder 2  City Mapping

Invoice. City of Lancaster paid to estate of S. C. Slaymaker, Jane E. Slaymaker, administratrix for services and materials to be used in making plans of Lancaster City. February 14, 1895. Reverse: stamped “Approved by Finance Committee” March 6, 1895.

Invoice. City of Lancaster paid S. R. Slaymaker for estate of S. C. Slaymaker for services and materials in completing maps of Lancaster City. February 14, 1895. Reverse: stamped “Approved by Finance Committee” March 6, 1895.

 

Folder 3  Charity

Invoice. Two loads of sand to be paid to the Directors of the Poor for the City of Lancaster. December 6, 1850 and June 6, 1851. Reverse: marked “ordered to be paid” July 19, 1851.

Invoice. $2.00 to be paid for carriage of small pox patients to hospital. July 13, 1883. Reverse: marked “approved” July 13, 1883.

 

Folder 4  City Officer Salaries

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay John Brady, Recorder for recording various city ordinances. February 24-November 5, 1852. Reverse: marked “to be paid” December 30, 1852.

Invoice. Recorder’s Office of the City of Lancaster to pay Samuel S. Martin, Recorder for recording various city ordinances. February 16-September 24, 1877. Reverse: marked “approved” February 8, 1878.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay John P. Good, Recorder of Lancaster County for recording various ordinances. January 5- October 31, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” December 22, 1882.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay C. H. Brown for services as Board of Health Secretary. July 10, 1883. Reverse: marked “approved” July 13, 1883.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Jacob Halbach “salary for month ending May 31.” June 1, 1883. Reverse: marked “approved” June 1, 1883.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Dr. H. E. Westhaeffer for services as Health Commissioner. October 16, 1884. Reverse: marked “approved” October 17, 1884.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay P. C. Hensel salary as Sanitary Officer. December 26, 1895. Reverse: marked “approved” December 26, 1895.

Invoice (typed). The City of Lancaster to pay Charles M. Reiling, Official Court Stenographer for work, typewriter rental, transportation, supplies, and hotel bill. April 8, 1896. Reverse: marked “approved” April 21, 1896.

 

Folder 5  Printing Invoices

Insert 1  Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay John Bear for publishing notice to retailers of oil, publishing a notice for city elections, publishing an ordinance and notice of the mayor relative to a loan, publishing an advertisement for a loan. September 11, 1827-November 20, 1832. Marked “examined and approved” March 15, 1833.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay John Bear for advertising city election, printing handbills for county meeting relating to “a contemplated removal of the Seat of Government to Lancaster”, advertising loans, advertising property, advertizing mill for rent, advertizing cottage for rent. February 5, 1834-September 25, 1838.  Marked “approved”.      

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay Danforth [Bald] and Co. for engraving plate, printing bonds, paper, binding one book, expenses to Mayor of Philadelphia. July 31 bill approved. Reverse: marked “approved” July 31, 1851.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Hiestand, Huber and Heckert to advertise Buchanan Relief Fund, for creditors, election notices, collection of water rents, mayors proclamation, duplicate of tax, money wanted, ordinance related to city loan, city tax notice, water rent, proposals [fluid]. December 12, 1860-September 25, 1861. Reverse: marked “paid” 1861, 1 of 15.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Thomas E. Cochran to advertise ordinance regulating market opening hour, water rent notices, tax notice, city tax notice, Mayor’s proclamation. March 12-June 25, 1862. Received payment. Marked “read and approved” October 17, 1862. Reverse: marked “paid”.

Invoice. Centennial Committee to pay The Lancaster Intelligencer for advertising the route and order of parade. July 11, 1876. Reverse: marked “approved” July 13, 1876.

Invoice. Centennial Committee, City of Lancaster to pay the Daily Examiner for printing postal cards, 10,000 census blanks. July 11, 1876. Reverse: marked “approved” July 13, 1876.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Gast and Haag for publishing water rent notices. December 22, 1887.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing Select Council Ordinance no. 14, journals for February, Select Council Ordinance no. 15, Select Council Ordinance no. 16, Common Council Ordinance no. 5, journals for March. March 29, 1894. Reverse: stamped “approved” March 30, 1894.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay the Lancaster Freie Presse for “amount brought forward”, for advertising ordinance vacating certain streets and alleys, ordinance appropriating money from Contingent Fund, ordinance to Fire Department General, ordinance regulating time advertising bid for lighting the city, for advertising proposals for collection of unpaid city taxes. October 1, 1896. Reverse: marked “approved”.

Insert 2  Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journal for May, Common Council Ordinance no. 1. June 18, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” July 2, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journals for August, Select Council Ordinance no. 2, Select Council Ordinance no. 3, Select Council Ordinance no. 4, Select Council Ordinance no. 5. August 28, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” August 28, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing copies of finance report, journals for September, Select Council Ordinance no. 5, Select Council Ordinance no. 7. September 25, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” September 25, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journals for October, Select Council Ordinance no. 6, Common Council Ordinance no. 3. October 22, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” October 23, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journals for November, Council Ordinances. December 2, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” December 4, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing Common Council Ordinance no. 7, Common Council Ordinance no. 9, Select Council Ordinance no. 12, Select Council Ordinance no. 13, Select Council Ordinance no. 14. December 18, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” December 18, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journals for December, two ordinances. January 1, 1897. Reverse: stamped “approved” January 1, 1897.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journals for January, two sets of ordinances. January 15, 1897. Reverse: stamped “approved” January 15, 1897.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Commercial Printing House for printing journal special meeting for March. April 15, 1897. Reverse: stamped “approved” April 23, 1897.

 

Folder 6  Coal Bills and Orders

Invoice. Lancaster City bought of G. Sener and Sons coal for Council Chamber. November 2, 1857. Read and approved [December 25], 1858. Reverse: marked “paid”.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. Stewart and Son for B. M. pea coal. August 30, 1879. Reverse: marked “approved” September 1, 1879.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. Stewart and Son for No. 1 pea coal. December 1, 1879. Reverse: marked “approved” December 8, 1879.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. Stewart and Son for No. 1 pea coal. May 24, 1880. Reverse: marked “approved” May 24.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. Stewart and Son for No. 1 pea coal. July 1, 1880. Reverse: marked “approved” July 6, 1880.

Invoice. Lancaster City bought of James Stewart and Son pea coal. December 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” January 2, 1883.

 

Folder 7  Invoices for Goods and Services

Insert 1  Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay F. Russel for sockets, drill, hammer ends, and other items. May 10-December 13, 1832. Marked “examined and approved” February 22, 1833.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Steinman and Son for [cupd] lock, nails, hinges, lamp, broom. Reverse: marked “laid over” 1848.

Invoice. City Water Works to pay Martin Harnish for loads of wood. April 28-May 15, 1851.

Invoice. Mayor’s Office Lancaster to pay N. H. Spangler for ledger, quills, English cap, goose pens, [Quins] cap, 3 part [Callender], letter paper, ivory paper folder, marriage certificates, cap paper, 1 bottle [ ___ ___ ], envelopes, small blank book. February 24-May 28, 1852. Reverse: marked “read and ordered to be paid” September 10, 1852.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Reuben S. Rohrer for shovels, nails, spikes, fuse. March 2-August 6, 1852. Reverse: marked “read ordered to be paid” December 30, 1852.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Christian [Z____ ] for mending one wheelbarrow, slegh [sledge] handles, hammer handles, pick handles. December 10, 1852. Reverse: marked “read and ordered to be paid” February 23, 1853.  

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay R. [S.] Rohrer for rock powder, 1 roll fuse, cast steel, powder, spikes. December 10, 1852. Reverse: marked “ordered to be paid” February 23, 1853.

Invoice. Lancaster City, by Adam Keller, to pay John Block at [M___ell] for planks and for turning caps for city gas lamps. August 11, 1855. January [1], 1857. Reverse: marked “read and ordered to be paid” July 2, 1857. Marked “approved” July 3, 1857.

Insert 2  Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Henry Sowers for hammer handles. September 1855.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay George Foust for stone. January 29, 1856. Reverse: marked “read and ordered to be paid” January 29, 1856.

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay John A. Power for 20 perch, 42 cart loads, 3 loads for 2 perch, 28 perch. May 1-June 1, 1856.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Jacob Betz for loads of stone. June 10, 1856. Reverse: marked “approved” July 18, 1856.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Sprenger and Westhaffer for foolscap, pass books, Arnold’s fluid, Hover’s Ink, 1 bunch quills, assessment books, 4 duplicates for wards, 1 water rent duplicate. April 7, 1858. Reverse: marked “approved” April 24, 1858.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay John [Skiles] for 2 hickory brooms. May 21, 1859. Marked “read and approved” September 12, 1859. Reverse: marked “paid”.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Sprecher and Co. for 20 snow breakers, nails, putty, slate. January 12, 1859. Marked “read and approved” February 8, 1860.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay the Lancaster Gas Co. for pipe at Shippen Street, 1 [tub], 1 [slot and stem], lamp repairs. January 7, 1861. Marked “approved”.

Insert 3  Invoice. Lancaster City to pay A. Z. Ringwalt for matches and wick, oil. June 1, 1866. Marked “read and approved” July 20, 1866.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Elizabeth Swartz for perch stone. Sworn statement by Elizabeth Swartz that cost of stone is “true and correct”. Reverse: marked “approved” September 11, 1873.

Invoice. Select and Common Council to pay Peter Zeirert for 93 loads of gravel. September 23, 1874. Reverse: marked “approved”.

Invoice. Lancaster City bought of W. N. Brady 1 engineers ax. March 28, 1876.Reverse: marked “approved”.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Jos. H. Huber for 1 [ __ng ] and case, 24 cock [ferrules]. August 30, 1876. Reverse: marked “approved” August 31, 1876.

Invoice. Lancaster City bought of Chas. H. Barr pens, goblet, blank book, stationary. January 1, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” February 26, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay F. Zeager for dressing tools, sewer grate, furring tools. June 22, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” June 23, 1881.

Invoice. Common Council Chamber, Herbert Johnston, sixty cents. Marked “approved” June 24, 1881. Reverse: Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Herbert Johnston for postage and pens. April 27-June 10, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay [Wm] [Yourt] for cart loads of [spalls]. July 7, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” July 7, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay W. P. Cummings for brass [ferrules]. May 11, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” May 22, 1882.

Insert 4  Invoice. City of Lancaster bought of Henry Hebrand broken stone, two days of labor. July 5, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” July 17, 1882.

Invoice. Lancaster City Property Committee to pay Thomas Humphreville for cleaning apartment with two men, 2 sheets tin under slate, taking down and putting up stove, repairing and repacking water cooler with charcoal, repairing water cooler in Station House, elbows, round hooks, and gutter hooks, repairing cooler with two washers in Council Chamber. June 10-August 6. March 25, 1887. Reverse: stamped “approved” April 15, 1887.

Invoice. City of Lancaster bought of W. M. McClure 1 brownstone step and jobbing at Station House, 1 brace iron and fitting. March 25, 1887. Reverse: marked “approved” March 26, 1887.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. F. Stauffer for bills paid Jos. H. Long, George M. Long, J. H. Hollinger, and J. F. Heinitsh, stationery, stamps, etc. November 5, 1894. Reverse: stamped “approved” November 5 and November 9, 1894.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. F. Stauffer for amount paid Procter [Hauling] and for sundries, postage, and stationery. December 17, 1894. Reverse: stamped “approved” December 18 and December 21, 1894.

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay McGovern and Frailey Architectural Iron Works, Manufacturers of Iron Fencing, Grilles, Cellar Grates, Fire Escapes, etc. for various goods and materials. January 29, 1896. Reverse: stamped “approved” January 30, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay J. Smaling, Special Agent for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. for insurance on 4 boilers. Reverse: stamped “approved” December 4, 1896.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay George Sprecher for 15 perch large stone, 18 loads small stone.

 

Folder 8  General Labor

Insert 1  Invoice. Lancaster City to Henry Shaum for 13 days carting, to Reuben S. Rohrer for 8½ days carting, to William Donas for 2 days carting, to William Reich for 13 days carting. Reverse: marked “read and ordered to be paid” February 23, 1853.

Invoice. Lancaster City to Henry Schaum for 11 days carting, to William Rich for 10½ days carting, to William Donas for 8 days carting, to Daniel Stormfeltz for 1 day carting.

Invoice. Lancaster City to Henry Schaum for 10 days carting, to William Rich for 10 days carting, to John [Boot] for 2 days carting, to William Donas for 3 Days carting.

Invoice. For painting a watch box. November 28, 1854. Reverse: marked “passed and ordered to be paid” May 28, 1855.

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay John Smith for 3 days as messenger to Councils, for cleaning, blackening and putting up stores in Council Chambers. January 1-14, 1856.

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay David McClain, Jackson Weaver, Lewis McLain, and Abraham Roat for laying bricks at Basin. April 21, 1856. Reverse: marked “approved” May 31, 1856.

Invoice. The City of Lancaster to pay George Albright for 5 days as messenger to Councils. July 23-September 15, 1856. Reverse: marked “approved” September 19, 1856.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Marshbanks for wrought iron railing put up in front of City Hall. December 26, 1856. Reverse: marked “approved” January 23, 1857.

Insert 2  Invoice. Lancaster City to pay H. Rohrer for burying hog, cats, and dogs at various city locations. June 8-August 10, 1859. Marked “read and approved” August 23, 1859.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Jacob Gable for lightning rod and fixing old, spouts and elbows, fixing spout, cylinder and fixing stove, fixing roof. June 23-November 30, 1859. Reverse: marked “approved” January 12, 1860.

Payment order receipt. Mr. Steiffer to pay Gotleib Young $8.25. May 2, 1860.

Invoice. G. Sanderson to pay Adams Express Company for transportation of 2 boxes of cloths from Pittsburgh. 1861. Reverse: marked “contingencies (Paid)”.

Invoice. Lancaster City to Harry Rogers for 8 ½ days setting corner stones, to A. Geiter for 8½ days setting cornerstones. November 2, 1877. Reverse: marked “approved” November 2, 1877.

Invoice. Lancaster City to chain carriers George W. Huffnagle for 10 days work, Jacob Heline for 10 days work. December 14, 1877. Reverse: marked “approved” December 14, 1877.

Invoice. Lancaster City to chain carriers George W. Huffnagle for 11 days, Jacob Heline for 11 days. December 28, 1877. Reverse: marked “approved” December 28, 1877.

Invoice. Lancaster City to chain carriers George W. Huffnagle for 5 days, J. Heline for 5 days. January 11, 1878. Reverse: marked “approved” January 11, 1878.

Invoice. Lancaster City to chain carriers George W. Huffnagle for 7 days, Jacob Heline for 7 days. January 25, 1878. Reverse: marked “approved” January 25, 1878.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay L. H. Bachler for repairing hose, repairing water closet, fixing leaks, repairing bursts, soldering branch pipe, and other repairs. August 20-December 18, 1878. Reverse: marked “approved” January 30, 1879.

Insert 3  Invoice. Adam Stuter’s bill. City of Lancaster to pay for 390 hours of hauling. August 22-November 7, 1879. Reverse: marked “approved” December 13, 1879.   

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay appraisers for South Mulberry street J. R. Diffenbaugh for 3 days, R. A. Baer for 3 days, C. Widmyer for 3 days, J. K. Barr for affirming appraisers. June 3, 1880. Reverse: marked “approved” June 11, 1880.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Jacob Stormfeltz for 4 days services as messenger for Council Chambers. February 3, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” February 3, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay D. [Trewetz] for burying dead dogs, cats, chickens, hogs, geese, and rats. April 7, 1880-March 31, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” April 14, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster Water Department to pay Hall Nash for removing dead animals from the Conestoga creek. June 20, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” June 20, 1881.

Estimate letter. Estimate for work done by Charles Schwebel and Philip Dietz, contractors for construction of the sewer in Water and Chestnut streets. October 27, 1881. Reverse: marked “approved” October 27, 1881.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Wm. J. Smith for 1 water closet valve, 3 hours time cleaning out water closet and thawing out [trap]. February 28, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” March 3, 1882.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Lancaster and Williams Town Pike Road Co. for hauling gravel. March 23, 1880-March 6, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” [July] 17, 1882.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay D. Trewetz for burying carcasses of cats, dogs, chickens, and 1 horse. April 3, 1881-March 30, 1882. Reverse: marked “approved” March 29, 1882.

Insert 4  Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay J. R. Smith for work done on Cherry Alley sewer. September 15, 1884. Reverse: marked “approved” September 15, 1884.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay G. W. Pontz for furnishing new sash for cell and glazing and painting the same. October, 31, 1886. Reverse: Glazing and painting bill at Station House. Marked “approved” October 29, 1886.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay J. H. Love[bs] for services as messenger. January 5-March 2, 1887. Reverse: marked “approved” March 3, 1887.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay John Urban for cleaning Belgian block pavement in front of City Hall for March. March 31, 1887. Reverse: marked “approved” March 31, 1887.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay John Urban for sweeping Belgian block pavement on West King to August 1, 1887. August 3, 1887. Reverse: stamped “approved” August 5, 1887.

Invoice. Lancaster City Water Department to pay Wm. P. Myers and Wm. S. Bomberger for recovering dead calf and burying same from Conestoga Creek between Eden Shops and Paper Mill. April 3, 1894. Reverse: stamped “approved” April 12, 1894 and April 13, 1894.

Invoice. City of Lancaster to pay Herman Schweer for digging and filling trench at East Clay Street. January 3, 1895. Reverse: stamped “approved” January 3, 1895 and January 4, 1895.

Invoice. Lancaster City to pay Abram. Stauffer for stairway put in at Barber Shop. May 24, 1895. Reverse: stamped “approved” May 24, 1895.

Invoice. Memorial Day Committee to pay John [Dawsen], Tobias Zooker, and N. Rine for distributing flags at Shreiners Cemetery, St. Anthony Cemetery, and Woodward Hill Cemetery. May 28-May 29, 1896. Reverse: marked “approved” June 5, 1896. Stamped “approved” August 14, 1896. 

 

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