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Welcome to Lebanon 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 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.  If you have anything to contribute, 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.



Lebanon County Information

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS AND TAX RECORDS

CITIES AND BOROUGHS

COUNTY HISTORY

DEATH RECORDS

MARRIAGE RECORDS

MARRIAGES NOTICES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

 OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES

PHOTOS

UPDATES

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES 

Recent Updates


November 2014

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Obits: Joseph Bergleit, Ira G. Hartz, Harry Howard Shaeffer, A. More Oberly

NEWSPAPERS
Misc. News: E. Landermich Finds Gold and Silver Lost in Fire (1889), Adam Light, age 68 Wins Spelling Bee (1914), LeRoy Stauffer Still in Coma From Accident (1914)
News-Engagements: Etter-Levitz

MARRIAGE RECORDS
1914 Marriage Notice: Gongloff-Rupp, Goodman-Platt, Shreffler-Snyder, Miller-Boltz




June 2014: Marriage Notice: Baker-Stein, Taylor-Weistling -
Transcribed by Tammy Clark
March 2014: Nov 27, 1931 News: Accidents: Marlin Barnhart Accidently Shot and Killed By Brother; Marnetta Henry Hurt in Crash at Myerstown; Misc News: Anna Brower Feeds Dairy Herd Doughnuts, Mr. and Mrs. Bachman Surprises by Bible Class, Herbert Darkes Visits Father; Crimes: Basehore Home Robbed, Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Robbed; Personals and Local Gossip: Personals from Nov 27, 1931, News from 20 years ago (1911); Marriages: Kling - Gruber; Death Notice: Mary Miller Uhler; Nov 1931 Birthdays: Mrs. Amelai Bricker Celebrates 89th Birthday, Violet Fisher Celebrates 18th Birthday, Josephine Gable Celebrates 18th Birthday, Edna Tucker Celebrates 15th Birthday: Shanamanstown, Nov. 27 1931 Local News
December 2013: Miss Eva Propst was Wedded to Raymond B. Umberger (1931); Cornwall, Minesvillage (Miners Village) and Bird Coleman (Burd Coleman) News (Nov 1931)
September 2013: Nov 1931 News: Accidents:
Mildred Kreider Hurt in Auto Crash; Three Others Escape Hurt .... Bernard Norton was Injured About His Head in Accident Thursday; Crime: State Police Recover Automobile Stolen from Rev. Schwenk .... Palmdale Inn and Hershey Grocery Store Raided on Wednesday; Misc: Farmers Husk Corn for Miles Copenhaver .... Martin Wise Will Undergo Operation .... David Hollinger Gives 50 Bushels Potatoes to Associated Charities; Births and Birthdays: J. Allen Uhrich Celebrates 20th Birthday ; Disasters: Hopewell Bank Destroyed by Fire; Marriages: Zeller-Gosch Nuptials on Thanksgiving .... Irene E. Wunderlich Bride of Richard Noll; Shanamanstown - Nov 20, 1931 Gossip, Lebanon: Nov 27, 1931 News: Edward Meinsier On Deer Hunting Trip ... Turkey Dinner at the Home of Miss Alice Darkes ... Miss Edith Rapp Visited Sister .... Mrs. Susan Wunderlich is Guest of Son .... Family Reunion at Home Rev. H. M. Miller
June 2013: OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES: Kathryn (Kieffer) Brunner, Albert Farling, Kate (Udino) Kissinger, James Leahy, Katherine (Shaeffer) Mills, Mary (Hibschman) Moyer, John H. White
May 2013: Pennsylvania Civil War History - Three Year Volunteer Enlishment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

County History

1843 History of  Lebanon County, Pennsylvania [Source: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, by Sherman Day, 1843]
The Union Canal   The Union Canal was a towpath canal that existed in southeastern Pennsylvania in the United States during the 19th century. News articles are online recording the building of this canal.

The History of Lebanon County:  Taken From the History of the counties of Berks and Lebanon : Rupp, I. Daniel. Lancaster, Pa.. G. Hills. 1844.,

  • Pages 302 to 322 - History of Lebanon County, Lebanon Township, Lebanon (city) and Bethel Township
  • Pages 323 to 353 - History of Hanover , Londonderry, Heidelberg  and Swatara Township
  • Pages 354-360 - History of Annville, Jackson and Union Township
In The Swatara Region - A Two Days Trip Through the Valley  in 1895 (Source Notes and Queries by W.H. Egle, 1895)
This Contains a lot of early area history and genealogical information.  Surnames mentioned are Albert, Blough, Bomgardner, Deininger, Erb, Elder, Early, Leidig, Funkhouser, Goetz, Harper, Heintzleman, Kean , Krause, Light, Mark, Maulfair, Miller, Mosser, Moyer, Neidig, Ney, Orth, Raysor, Rittenhouse, Roop, Sherk, Shellenberger, Stauffer, Ulrich, Weis, Worthington, Zimmerman


Military

Civil War History - Three Year Volunteer Enlishment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark


Photos

Chartiers Avenue, Sheridan, PA - Donated by Dawn Coen


Cities and Boroughs

ANNVILLE (MILLERSTOWN)

Avon BUNKER HILL

Bunker Hill Local News
Campbelltown Cleona CORNWALL
Cornwall, Minesvillage (Miners Village) and Bird Coleman (Burd Coleman) News (Nov 1931)
Fredericksburg
(Stumpsville)
Fort Indiantown Gap JONESTOWN

History of Jonestown (1843 History)

LEBANON

Lebanon South Mount Gretna
Mount Gretna Heights Myerstown Newmanstown
Palmyra Pleasant Hill Quentin
Richland Shanamanstown

Local News
SCHAEFFERSTOWN

History of Schaefferstown (1843 History)
Sheridan  Shirksville Timber Hills


Township History

Annville Township     Bethel Township Cold Spring Township East Hanover Township

Heidelberg Township

Millcreek Township North Annville Township North Cornwall Township North Lebanon Township

North Londonderry Township

South Annville Township South Lebanon Township Swatara Township Union Township

South Londonderry Township

Jackson Township

West Lebanon Township

West Cornwall Township


Surrounding Counties

Dauphin County

Northumberland County

York County

Cumberland County

Schuylkill County  

Snyder County

Perry County

Lancaster County

Juniata County

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