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Welcome to Dauphin County Pennsylvania History and Genealogy, part of the Pennsylvania Trails and Genealogy Trails Project.  My name is Nancy Piper and our goal is to have available on line free of charge, all available information pertaining to the history of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  

Have something to add?  Please contact me at n.piper@mchsi.com

NOTE**  I do not live in Pennsylvania so personal research is not possible.  
The only data available is what I have online.

Updates

November 2014:

NEWSPAPERS

News-Crimes:
David Lentz Battles Burglars (1914), Police Search For Bandits Who Robbed Weldon, Succop and Scottdale in Taxicab (1914), Mr. McFadden's Money Stolen (1864), Arrest of Daniel Dangerfield - Escaped Slave (1859), Emaunuel Shafner Convicted of Murder (1872)
Disasters:
Cumberland Valley Rail Road Bridge Destroyed by Fire (1844), Great Flood in the Susquehanna (1846), Hunt's Rolling Mill/Nail Factory Destroyed (1842), State Printing Office Burned (1873)
News-Accidents:
Kate Rupert Burnt in Explosion (1869)
News-Misc:
Clark's Ferry (1829), Samuel C. Stambaugh Appointed Indian Agent (1830), R. G. Denning Married Miss Gray on Deathbed (1860), Miss Clara Hale - A Beautiful Huntress (1875)
News-Weather:
1874 Storm Kills Seven

CITY AND BOROUGH HISTORY

Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Enders, Enhaut, Hershey, Lykens, Middletown, Millersburg, Oberlin:
Jan. 2-5 News Local Gossip
Elizabethville:
Daniel A. Andre - Newly Elected Burgess (January 2, 1914)
Lykens:
January 3, 1914 Local Gossip; Wesley Witmer - Newly Elected Burgess (Jan. 5, 1914)

DEATHS
1914 Obits:
Mrs. Annie E. Arthur, Mrs. A. I. Collum, William H. Dell, Mrs. Mame E. Miller, Mrs. Henrietta Watson
Obits/Death Notices:
Mr. Petriken (1857), John Hagan (1860), Mrs. Cameron (1874), Mrs. Barbara Dehurt (1874), Mrs. Wilhelmina Bollinger (1878), George W. Farling (1916)

MARRIAGES
1914 Marriage Notices:
Swomley-Forsyth, Hoffman-Cobaugh, Waltz - Maguire, Grandone-Anderson, Knisely-Leisenring Engagement, Ramer-Scott, Smink-Welker, Longabach-Snyder, Soloman-Silver, Johnston-Jackson
Marriage Notices:
Sheafer-Wood, Caslow-Carpenter - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

BIOGRAPHIES

Bio: FREDERICK S. BRUNER - Transcribed by Tracy McAllister





August 2014:
History of Hannover Church - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title
June 2014:
Obits: Robert B. Wilkins, William Shannon, Edmond F. Cryder, Jacob Etzler, Peter Wolford; Marriage Notice: M'Clure-Dickson
March 2014: Bio: SWAB, Daniel Cooper - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Obits:
Rev. Jacob Hershey, Simon Kintzer, Mrs. Elizabeth Bower; Death Records: CARMEN E. ZEIGLER RENN - Contributed by Jacque McDonnell; Misc. News: Jacob Keefer's Big Potato (1877), Capt. David Hummel Stricken by Paralysis (1886), H. Wells Appointed Sheriff (1892), Orvie Green Finds Postage Stamps in Hollow Tree (1892), Mrs. Susan Hensel Wins Life Insurance Suit (1895), Myers Sues Crum For Bringing Smallpox into Home (1901), Sarah Henshaw Gets New Nose (1910), Farmer's Produce Charter Approved (1911), Berks and Dauphin Turnpike Purchased by Highway Department (1917), Biggest Tree in Pennsylvania Discovered on John Early Farm (1920); Accidents: Emerick and Refine Instantly Killed in Rail Accident, Farling Killed in Farm Accident (1916), W. S. Swope Killed in Car Accident - Others Injured (1917) Two Killed 15 Hurt When Car Hits Sleigh (names listed) (1918); Crimes: Phoebe Troutman Arrested for Theft (1872), Chauncey Arnold Arrested for Robberies (1894), Mrs. James Kugle Foils Burglar (1894), Katie Lyter Attacked with Axe (1902), Strikers Cause Riot (1916); Disasters: Cyrus Snyder's Grist Mill Destroyed by Fire (1870), Douden & Richards Factory Destroyed by Fire (1871), D. W. Chandler's Mill Destroyed by Fire (1892), Mrs. Jeremiah Gingrich Loses Livestock and Barn in Fire (1910); Weather: 1891 Snow Storm; Marriage Announcements: Swonger-Fackler, Ebersole-Keller, Lauver-Hawk, Brehm-Hanmaker, Schaftner-Swords, Shoop-Hartz, Sellers-Skelton, Miller-Miller, Myers-Jones

Dauphin County Information

BIRTHS

DEATHS

MARRIAGES

COUNTY HISTORY

TOWNSHIP HISTORY

CITY AND BOROUGH HISTORY

FAMILY HISTORY

CEMETERY RECORDS

CENSUS AND TAX RECORDS

NEWSPAPERS

MILITARY

BIOGRAPHIES

CHURCH HISTORY

   

Harrisburg Pa. from Fort Harlington - 1906.


County History

GOVERNMENT

SLAVERY


NEWSPAPERS


Military


Census Records and Tax Lists

Census

Tax Lists


 

Township History

Conewago Township

Derry Township

East Hanover Township

Halifax Township

Jackson Township

Jefferson Township

Londonderry Township

Lykens Township

Lower Paxton Township

Lower Swatara Township

Middle Paxton Township

Mifflin Township

Reed Township

South Hanover Township

Susquehanna Township

Swatara Township

Upper Paxton Township

Washington Township

Wayne Township

West Hanover Township

Wiconisco Township

Williams Township

Lower Paxton Township



Family Histories

These are family histories, webpages and stories for families originating in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


DEATHS


Surrounding Counties

Lebanon County

Northumberland County

York County

Cumberland County

Schuylkill County

Snyder County

Perry County

Lancaster County

Juniata County


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