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Apprenticeship and Indenture Documents, 1762-1855

Call Number: MG-721

1 box     6 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains legal contracts between apprentice, or the parent or guardians, and master; as well as one contract between an indentured servant and master. The contracts identify the parties involved, municipalities, trade to be learned, and terms of contract.

Creator: LancasterHistory.org (Organization)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

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

Language: English and German

Source of Acquisition: Source of acquisition is noted at the item level if known.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by PH, July 2014; updated March 2015.

 

Folder 1

Henry Humphreville with the advice and consent of his mother Susanna Humphreville indentures himself to John Ihling in the borough of Lancaster as a tinplate worker on the 27 February 1816. Gift of Frank Humphreville, 11 July 1897. Transferred from Document Collection, June 2014.

David Moore is indentured by his natural mother Catharine Fenney to John Peddin of Hempfield Twp. as a servant, 5 July 1762. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 5, Folder 10, June 2014.

John Porter son of William Porter deceased by his own free will and the consent of Zacharias Moore and Jacob Eversole overseers of the poor of Donegal Twp. Apprenticed himself to John Brant as a house carpenter and joiner, 20 November 1793. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 5, Folder 10, June 2014.

 

Folder 2

An agreement by Seneca Carver of Little Britain Twp. to apprentice himself to Alexander and Irwin of Colerain Twp. as a blacksmith and establish him in a blacksmith shop, 29 December 1834. Transferred from Document Collection, June 2014.

Peter Stewart (a mulatto) of the age sixteen months is indentured until he is 21 years of age as a servant to Abraham Johnston by Peter Stewart’s mother Mary Parsons, 13 November 1784. Transferred from Document Collection, June 2014.

 

Folder 3

Jacob Reinhard with the advice and consent of his mother Mary Reinhard apprentices himself to Peter Reed saddler of the borough of Lancaster for five years and six months, 1 June 1798. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 1, Folder 16, June 2014.

William W. Steele of Drumore Twp. indentures his ward Amos (of color) to Nicholas C. Boyd of Little Britain Twp. To learn housewifery and farming and give him one year of schooling, 9 May 1833. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 2, Folder 14, June 2014.

 

Folder 4

Samuel Remo, with the advice and consent of his mother, Jenetta Remo, indentures himself to Christian Humerich in Lancaster as a saddler. 14 August 1802. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 9, Folder 4, March 2015.

Susanna Remo, with the advice and consent of his mother, Jenetta Remo, indentures himself to Christian Humerich in Lancaster to learn housewifery. 14 August 1802. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 9, Folder 4, March 2015.

Patrick Convery indentured to James Daly for passage to Philadelphia. Term of two years. 19 June 1798. Samuel Remo, with the advice and consent of his mother, Jenetta Remo, indentures himself to Christian Humerich in Lancaster as a saddler. 14 August 1802. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 9, Folder 4, March 2015.

 

Folder 5

John Ruch, son of Peter Ruch, apprenticed to George Ganter, a joiner in Cocalico Twp. Consent for the apprenticeship given by Fredrich Seeger and Jacob Johns, Justices of the Peace, to Brecknock Twp.’s Overseers of the Poor, Christian Messner and John Lesher. 24 December 1793. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 7, Folder 6, March 2015.

James Welsh of Philadelphia apprenticed to John Hess of Providence Twp., Lancaster County to learn farming. 5 March 1855. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 7, Folder 6, March 2015.

 

Folder 6

Philip Quick of Manheim Twp. apprenticed himself to George Long, a weaver, of Cocalico Twp. 19 April 1768. Gift of Guy Eshleman, 5 November 1954. Transferred from Document Collection, Box 7, Folder 6, March 2015.

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