Manor News


The Columbia Spy
July 29, 1830
A Union Camp Meeting will be held on the 26th of August, on Mr. Frederick Fry's ground, in Manor township, about 2 miles below the Cherry Lane, (known by Turkey Hill,) where Christians of every denomination are invited to attend.
There will be no prohibition to any person or persons who are disposed to put up tents, and wll who thus unite on the occasion will gladly receive the right hand of fellowship.
The more that come in with a free good will, Makes the banquet sweeter still
By Order of the Managers

The Columbia Spy
April 14, 1831
In Manor Township, on the 7th inst: Mr. John Herr; in the 27th year of his age, son of Mr. Abraham Herr.
In Manor township, on the 9tj inst. Mr. John Funk; tavern-keeper, aged about 40.

The Columbia Spy
April 21, 1831
For the cure of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Consumption, Spitting of Blood, and all disorders of the Breast and Lungs which are known, &>
Prepared by Dr. John Witmer, of Manor Township, near the city of Lancaster,>
Available all over the United>
The Columbia Spy
May 19, 1831
In Manor Township, on the 15th inst. Mr. Taylor Bartholomew; of Clienango Point, N. York.

The Columbia Spy
November 17, 1831
Will be sold at Public Venue, on Saturday the 24th of December next, at the tavern of Christian Stoner, in Manor township; Lancaster county,
situated in said township and county, on the road leading from Kehler's tavern to Stoner's - 1 mile from the latter, and 3 miles from Columbia. The improvements are a good two-story Log House, Log Barn, and 2 thriving Orchards; there are three never failing springs of water on the farm. Seven acres of land are in wood , five in good meadow, the rest arable.
Sale will commence at 1'o'clock in the afternoon of said day when attendance will be given and terms made known by
October 17, 1831

The Columbia Spy
January 19, 1832
On the 15th inst., by R. Spear, Esq. Mr. Daniel Brown, to Miss Martha Kauffman, both of Manor Township.

The Columbia Spy
March 1, 1832
On Sunday, the 26th ultimo, by Michael Strein, Esq., Mr. Michael Sourbeer, of Conestoga township, to Miss Fanny Nesselrode, of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
March 22, 1832
In this Borough, on Tuesday the 20th inst., by Michael Strein, Esq., Mr. Jacob Keess to Miss Catharine Magile, both of Manor Township.

The Columbia Spy
April 19, 1832
In Manor Township, on Tuesday the 10th inst., Mrs. Susannah Herr, wife of Mr. Christian Herr, aged 41, after a lingering illness.

The Columbia Spy
June 14, 1832
On Thursday last, by the Rev. Mr. Baker, Mr. John Frey, to Miss Elizabeth Frey, both of Manor township, Lancaster Co.

The Columbia Spy
August 18, 1832
In Manor township, on the 23d of July, in the 82d year of his age, Mr. Joseph Wright, a captain in the war of the Revolution.

The Columbia Spy
January 12, 1833
SOMETHING FOR THE FARMERS. One thousand Sheaves of cradled Wheat, raised on the farm of Mr. Abraham S. Herr, of Manor township in this county, the last season, yielded 96 bushels and 20 pounds merchantable grain.
On the same farm, 71 dozen Sheaves of Rye produced 88 1/2 bushels; weight 59 lbs, and 3/4ths to the bushel.

The Columbia Spy
January 26, 1833
Mr. Bosell - Please say in your paper, that 700 sheaves of Wheat, raised on the farm of Mr. Jacob Shuman, of Manor Township, the last season, yielded 70 bushels of grain.>br>
The Commissioners appointed Jacob Andrews to be the tax collector for Manor twp.

The Columbia Spy
May 11, 1833
Appointments by the Governor
George G. Brush, to be inspector of domestic distilled spirits for the Borough of Washington, Manor township, Lancaster County.

The Columbia Spy
July 20, 1833
On Saturday the 13th inst. by Robert Spear, Esq. Mr. John Isanberger, to Miss Fanny Shuman, both of Manor Township, Lancaster County.

The Columbia Spy
September 28, 1833
WHEREAS in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an attachment hath bee granted by the subscriber one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lancaster, against a certain Uriah L. Clark, of the Township of Manor, in the said county, (teacher) whereon certain goods, chattels, and effects of the said Uriah L. Clark hath been attached and are now in the custody of Abraham Stahl and George Fry of the same township, until they shall be disposed of according to law. This is therefore to give notice to the creditors of the said Uriah L. Clark, to appear on Friday the twenty-fifth day of October next at the house of Jacob Urban, of the township aforesaid, (tavern-keeper) at one o'clock, P. M., then and there to discover and make proof of their demands agreeable to the directions of the said act.
Robert Spear
September 28th, 1833.

In Manor township, on Friday the 21st inst., Mr. Thomas Brown, in the 22d year of his age, son of the late Mr. Barney Brown.

The Columbia Spy
October 5, 1833
On Tuesday, the 24th ult. by the Rev. Thomas Millard, Mr. William M. Wright, of Manor township, to Miss Rebecca Graff, of Strasburg.

Lancaster Journal
Feb 7, 1834
On Thursday, the 30th, ult, by the Rev. Mr. Baker, Mr. Michael Harnish, of West Hempfield, to Miss Ann Graeff, daughter of Mr. Mathias Graeff, of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
August 9, 1834
On the 5th inst. by the same (Michael Strein, Esq.) Mr. Peter Weigart to Miss Barbara Schaub, both of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
November 1, 1834
Quick Work.
On Monday morning last, Mr. Benjamin Herr, of Manor township, conveyed a load of whiskey in a wagon from his distillery to Lancaster, a distance of eight miles, transferred it immediately to a car on the railway at that place, and arrived safely with his ardent spirits in Philadelphia on the same evening, after a journey of seventy miles on that valuable public improvement. We mention this fact, not only to show the increased expedition of this mode of carriage and the facility of access which it affords to a place of sale, but also to prove that not only will the products of our Lancaster county farms not depreciate in value on account of any competitions which the western part the state may be enabled to offer through these new avenues of trade, but that they will in truth be enabled to command the market; and should prices rise one day, their city agents can inform them thereof and by the succeeding evening, their articles of traffic may be on the spot and obtain the full benefit of the excitement in business, while the letters of the more distant agriculturalists are yet on their way to their destination.

The Columbia Spy
December 6, 1834
We, the subscribers, inhabitants of West Hempfield and Manor townships in the county of Lancaster do hereby notify all persons not to hunt with guns, or in any other manner upon our farms situated in said townships, under penalty fo the law.
JOHN FORRY, JR., son of John
WM. F. HOUSTON for Miss Bethels

The Columbia Spy
May 2, 1835
At York, on Thursday, the 28th ult. by the Rev'd. Mr. Boyer, Mr. William C. Chesney, of Strasburg, to Miss Ellen Carpenter, formerly of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
April 12, 1845
Of the intended application of George Geiger, for license to keep a tavern in Manor township-being an old stand.
We the undersigned citizens of Manor township, where the said inn or tavern is pr4oposed to be kept. Do certify that the said in or tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travelers, and that we are well acquainted with the said George Geiger, and that he is of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is well provided with house-room and conveniences for the accommodations of strangers and travelers.
Jno. Hougendobler, Jno Bietz, Jas Autman, Adam Kime, Jacob Habecker, George Myers, Jacob Staman, Daniel Myers, B. Mann (farmer), J. W. Eagle, J. M. Sauder, J. Wissler, Henry Herr.

Of the intended application of Margaret Brown, for license to keep a tavern in Manor township-being an old stand.
We, the undersigned citizens of the township of Manor, where said inn or tavern is proposed to be kept. Do certify that the said inn or tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travelers, and that we are well acquainted with the said Margaret Brown, and that she is of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is well provided with house-room and conveniences for the accommodation of strangers and travelers.
G. E. Sehner, D. Hiestand, D. C. Kauffman, J. Siple, A. H. Kauffman, W. Siple, S. Kich, E. House, G. Geiger, J. W. Eagle, D. McFadon, Jas. Green.

This is an anti-death penalty message. Haggerty was hung in Lancaster for murder.
The Columbia Spy
July 31, 1847
For the Spy and Columbian
Well, Haggerty is hung, and the majesty of the law is vindicated. The thirst for his blood has been drowned out, think you -- no ! glutted for the present, to burn more fiercely for another draught. The examination of his cranium (while yet warm with the heat which God had given it) has proved that, to the Cerro Gordo and Buena Vista virtue of bloodshed, he added the deep enormity of a deception to save his life. No wound had ever injured his brain, until the faculty got hold of it. The great truth has gone forth that, after months of imprisonment, and fifteen minutes choking, the good people of Pennsylvania are matches and overmatches for John Haggerty.
And how have we profited by this great moral lesson ? That is the great question now; for his gain by the operation of choking with the newest and most approved apparatus, invented and recommended by a member of the healing profession- be the same more or less-is now a fixed fact. So, there is no use of discussing that matter.
But, I would most earnestly ask, what have we profited by the death of his man ? I shall feel grateful to you, if you are a supporter of the gallows, or to any friend of the death penalty, for a full statement of the most gain to mankind of the experiment with the newly invented choking machine, on Friday last.
Manor, July 25, 1847

The Columbia Spy
October 16, 1847
Of Three first-rate Plantations in Manor Township
DETERMINED to move to the State of Illinois, I will sell by public vendue, to the highest bidder, on THURSDAY, the 4th day of NOVEMBER next, at my residence, one mile west of Millerstown, in Manor township, Lancaster county: THREE PLANTATIONS,
To wit: - No. 1, consisting of a Tract of Land, containing 140 acres, strict measure, bounded on the east by little Conestoga creek, on the North by No. 2, on the west by a public road, and on the South by No. 3. The improvements on No. 1, are a two-story stone
50 BY 30 FEET WELL FINISHED AND ROOFED WITH SLATE; A STONE Swissser Barn 110 feet long, also roofed with slate and has a large arched cellar underneath; a wagon shed and corncribs; spring house over a never-failing spring of water, with fine facilities for a distillery, in a well built still house, a smith shop, with other convenient outbuildings; a pump in a never failing well near the house, an Orchard of every kind of choice fruits trees, w well watered meadow, and about 8 acres of fine timber land besides different Locust groves over the tract, so far advanced as to enable the cutting of 300 posts yearly without injury to the groves. There is also a good Tenant House and stable on No. 1.
NO 2., consisting of a tract of land, containing 61 acres and 113 perches, stict measure, adjoining No. 1, on the South, the Little Coenstoga on the east, land of Jacob Brenner on the north, and a public road on the West. - The improvements on this tract are a two story stone.
4 rooms below and 4 above, with an arched and another cellar; a stone swisser Barn about 70 feet long, with a shingle roof; a spring house over a never failing spring of water, with a dwelling above the spring-house. Of the tract there there are about 6 acres of fine timber and a fine meadow; and has the advantage of a road through Jacob Brenner’s land to the Blue Rock road, which is a very short distance from it.
And No. 3, consisting of a
Containing 88 ¼ acres, strict measure, bounded on the north by No. 1, on the east by the Little Conestoga creek, on the South by land of John Lintner, (miller,) about 35 acres are woodland of the best kind, and on it are two never failing spring of water, and this NO. 3, is a fine situation for buildings and for farming purposes.
The Land throughout is of first-rate Fime-stone soul, the most of it on the sun side, and whte whole is the best state of cultivation. - There are two Mill near the premises, one ¼ of a mile south.
Persons wishing to view the premises will please apply to the subscriber who will show the same and exhibit a draft thereof.
Possession and indisputable title will be given on the first day of April next.
Sale to commence at 2 o’clock in the after-noon, when attendance will be given and terms make known by ABRAHAM HERR

Intelligencer & Journal
December 24, 1850
By the same, (Rev. J. J. Strine) James R. Wertz, to Miss Barbara Dellinger, both of Manor twp.

The names were very difficult to read.
The Columbia Spy
May 7, 1853
In Columbia, on the 2d instant, by the Rev. J. Mason, Mr. Carl Strickler, of Manor twp., to Miss Elizabeth Bower of Columbia.
On the 23rd ult., in Manor twp., Elizabeth, wife of Christian Habecker, aged 58 years, 3 months and 11 days.

Saturday Express
November 19, 1853
BRENNEMAN-NEFF On the same day (Nov. 10, 1853) by the same (Rev. J. J. Strine), Benjamin Brenneman to Barbara Neff, both of Manor.

Saturday Evening Express
December 10, 1853
MANN-BENDER November17th by Rev. J. J. Strine, John W. Mann to Ann Elizabeth Bender, of Manor, Lancaster county.
PETERS-MILLER November 25th, by the same (Rev. J. J. Strine) Christian Peters to Mary Miller, both of Manor, Lancaster county.

Saturday Express
December 24, 1853
EHMAN-ENNY. December 16th, by Rev. J. H. Mengas, Christian S. Ehman to Catharine Enny, both of Manor township, Lancaster county.

Saturday Express
January 21, 1854
SOUDERS-NEWCOMER January 5th, by Rev. J. J. Strine, Abraham Souders to Elizabeth Newcomer, both of Manor, Lancaster co.
SHUMAN-MANN January 12, by the same (Rev. J. J. Strine), Eliz C. Shuman to Elizabeth, daughter of Bernard Mann, all of Manor, Lancaster co.

Examiner & Herald
March 14, 1856
MANOR TURNPIKE - At an election held on the 5th inst, the following persons were elected officers of the company for the present year: - President - Daniel Harman; managers - Abraham Peters, Jacob Bausman, Jacob M. Frantz, John Litner, Jacob K. Shenk, and Samuel Bausman; Treasurer - Geo. F. Breneman.

April 16,1856
INFORMATION WANTED - Christian Hershey, a young man at the time about 21 years of age, and of intemperate habits, left his residence in Manor township, Lancaster county, about the 1st March, 1845, for the purpose of visiting Washington city, at the inauguration of President Polk. - Since then nothing has been heard of him. If living, he is entitled to a legacy from his mother's estate, who died about a year ago, which, if not called for within four years from the first of April, 1855, it will then be divided amongst the other heirs of said estate. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by Christian Habecher, Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa.

Examiner & Herald
May 14, 1856
ROBBERY - Mr. Christian Hertzler, of Manor township, was robbed a few days ago on board of a Tide Water canal boat of a large amount of money. Mr. H. follows the occupation of pilot on the river and at the time of the occurrence was asleep in his berth. Of the money taken there were two $100 notes on the Lancaster County Bank, one $100 note on the Columbia Bank, $50 in gold, and the residue in $10 and $20 bills on the Columbia Bank. A young man named Henry Eichelberger, of Wrightsville, was arrested in Columbia, on suspicion of having perpetrated the robbery. Over two hundred dollars was found in his possession but none of it answering the description of the money stolen. The presumption is that Eichelberger had the stolen money exchanged for notes of the York County Bank. He had a partial hearing before Squire Fisher, of Columbia, who committed him for further hearing this week.

Examiner & Herald
May 21, 1856
On the 14th ult., at her residence in Manor township, very sudden by apoplexy, Anna Myers, wife of Jacob Myers, and daughter of Abm. and Elizabeth Rohrer, deceased, aged 48 years, 9 months and 10 days.

The Columbia Spy
June 28, 1856
On the 26th instant, by the Rev. J. W. Mccaskey, Mr. John Jurella, of Manor township, to Miss Margaretta Thrush, of Columbia.

Examiner & Herald
July 2, 1856
On the 26th inst., by the same, (Rev. J. W. Mecaskey) John Jurella, of Manor twp, to Margaretta Thrush, of Columbia.

Examiner & Herald
July 16, 1856
In Manor township, July 6, 1856, Jacob Hertzler, son of Christian and Catharine Hertzler, aged 11 years and 2 days. His death was his everlasting gain.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 22, 1856
Mr. Tobias B. Stehman, one of the oldest and most esteemed farmers of Manor twp., was "gathered to his fathers," at the good old age of three score and ten, on Wednesday last. Mr. Stehman was well known in this and adjoining counties as a very successful cattle raiser, his fine, fat, heavy cattle always eliciting admiration and securing a ready market and high prices. - Mariettian.

The Columbia Spy
May 30, 1857
TWO MORE BARNS BURNED. - On Saturday night last, two barns belonging to Mr. Jacob Frantz of Manor township, were fired by an incendiary and completely consumed, with their contents, a new wagon and cart, horse-gears and farming utensils, fifty bushels of oats, two hundred bundles of rye-straw, and four or five tons of hay. The amount of insurance on both buildings was #3800, in the Lancaster County Mutual Insurance Company. These barns were near to Mr. Denlinger's which was burned the preceding Saturday night and the malicious and devilish determination, evinced by the unknown incendiaries, to destroy the property of this neighborhood, has erected much excitement among the farmers. Our country is fast becoming notorious for its crime, and unless proper legal measures are taken to prevent, detect and punish, its good name of the "garden of Pennsylvania," will have to be exchanged for one less flattering to the pride of its citizens.

The Columbia Spy
September 12, 1857
A Woods Meeting
Will be held, "Providence permitting", one mile from the town of Washington on the old Mansion Farm of the late Henry Wertz, dec'd commencing on Saturday, the 19th inst. To continue over Sunday. Preaching on Saturday at 3 P.M. by Rev. T. Montgomery, of Marietta, and in the evening at 7:30 o'clock; on Sunday at 10 A. M., by Rev. F. Hodgson, D. D., of Lancaster, at 3 P.M. by Rev. Wm. Barns, of Columbia, and in the evening at 7:30 o'clock. The public is respectfully invited.
Dinner and horse feed provided on the ground.
Safe Harbor, Sept. 11, 1857

Examiner & Herald
March 31, 1858
Fires-On Saturday night last, about 10 o'clock, a two story log tenant house on the farm of Mr. Jacob B. Shuman, in Manor township, was destroyed by fire. The house was unoccupied at the time, which leaves no doubt that it was the work of an incendiary. The loss is partly covered by an insurance in the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company.

Examiner & Herald
April 21, 1858
On the 8th of April, near Washington, by the Rev. A. H. Kauffman, Jacob Odawall to Mary Dombach, all of Manor twp., Lancaster County.
On the 7th inst., in Manor township, Barbara, wife of Jacob Newcomer, aged 54 years 5 months and 18 days.
Proceedings of the Court of Quarter Sessions
The next case called was one in which John Drecker, a German vagrant, was charged with the stealing a quantity of clothing belonging to Barbara Shute of Manor Township. John is a member, in good standing, of the universal free love association, and hence has a peculiar love for any and every thing appertaining to woman. Being unable to run off with the person of the complainant, he deemed it right and proper to appropriate her wearing apparel to his own use, and hence appropriated it. Unfortunately for him, the principle he professes and practices is not current in Lancaster county, and therefore, John was handed over to the tender mercies of the law. In Court John met with as little success as out of it, and left it to vegetate for two years in the county prison.

The Columbia Spy
July 10, 1858
On the 29th ult., by Thomas Welsh, Esq., Abraham Greenawalt, of Manor township, and Miss Susan McMichael, of Washington Borough, Lancaster co.

The Columbia Spy
January 15, 1859
On the fifth inst., by the same, (Rev. A. H. Kauffman) at the house of J. B. Shuman, Manor Township, Elias Mellinger, to Miss Ann Maria Shuman, all of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
March 3, 1860
SUICIDE.....- On Tuesday afternoon, 28th ult., Deputy Coroner Hollingsworth was called upon to hold an inquest on the body of Andrew Miller, of Manor township, which was found about three o'clock having from the limb of a tree in the woods of Benjamin Wertz, a short distance from Washington Borough. Deceased was a man about fifty years of age, residing on Turkey Hill, and leaves a family. Pecuniary troubles are supposed to have caused the act. - Miller was seen in Washington about 12 o'clock slightly intoxicated, an unusual occurrence with him, and when next seen, was found hanging as above stated. He had climbed a chestnut tree and swung from a limb about fifteen feet from the ground, the rope used being scarcely more than a stout twine. When discovered life was extinct. A verdict was returned by the coroners jury in accordance with these facts.

The Columbia Spy
September 29, 1860
In this Borough on the 6th of September, 1860, by Thomas Welsh, Esq., Frederick Roberson of Manor Township, in this county, to Mary Jane Higher, of Lancaster city.

Lancaster Express
November 7th, 1860
BURGLARY - The residence of Mr. John Kilheffer, in Manor township, was broken into, on Thursday last, during the temporary absence of the family at a funeral, and plundered of money, silver tea spoons, knives and forks, shoes, etc. The perpetrators of this theft are believed to reside in this city and the police are on their tracks.

The Columbia Spy
March 1st, 1862
On the 23d ult., by the Rev. L. Peters, Henry Hubley, of Manor township, to Mrs. Susan Hoffman, of Columbia, Lanc. Co., Pa.

The Columbia Spy
May 10, 1862
By the Rev. A. H. Kauffman, Mr. Benjamin E. Kendig, to Miss Barbara C. Stofer, all of Manor.

Examiner & Herald
July 9, 1862
On the 5th inst., in Manor township, Jacob Neff, aged 73 years.

Examiner & Herald
August 13, 1862
On the 3rd inst., at Safe Harbor, by A. R. Witmer, Justice of the Peace, Jacob Wissler to Mary Ann Rhoades, both of Manor township.
On the 8th inst., by the same, Levi Neff to Anna Wissler, both of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 1, 1862
AN UNLUCKY CONSCRIPT. - One of the drafted men of Manor, Samuel S. Funk, residing between this place and Washington, met with a serious accident a few days since, which will exempt him (at rather a heavy figure, however,) from military service for some time, if not permanently. He was in a boat on the river examining his his pot, and had with him a loaded gun. When about starting for shore his foot struck something in the bottom of the boat which was in contact with the gun, and the jar discharged the weapon, the load passing into one foot tearing the toes seriously and inflicting a severe wound. The wounded man was alone when the accident happened, and had to row the boat to the shore, some distance, before he could procure assistance. Dr. Bruner, of this place, was called in and dressed the injured foot. the extent of the injury can scarcely yet be estimated, but it will assuredly spoil Mr. Funk as a soldier for the present, at least.

The Columbia Spy
Jan. 10, 1863
HOUSE BURNED - About daylight on Monday morning, 5th inst., a fire broke out in a two story brick house near the Ore Banks, occupied by Henry Wertz, and the building was entirely consumed. Mr. Wertz was absent and nothing was saved but a few articles carried out by his wife and children. One hundred bushels of potatoes and other supplies laid up for winter were destroyed. The fire originated from a defective flue. The building was owned by D. Brubaker.

The Columbia Spy
Sept. 03, 1864
August 19th, in Manor township, Lancaster County, Mary A., only daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Karr, aged 17 years, 10 months and 17 days.
We are not of those who approve of high wrought obituaries. But we do not feel at liberty to withhold a brief expression of our estimate of the character of a loved friend and associate so suddenly called away from earth, and our sense of painful loss sustained by her death. Mary presence while at school greeted her teacher and schoolmates; always kind and affectionate, ever ready to lend a helping hand. She secured the confidence and love of the community, by her upright conduct and affection. In her family relations, as an only daughter and loving sister, she was ever kind, forbearing and loving. We will miss you, Mary, in our pathway of life, but hope to meet you in a brighter and better worked on high.
                                                                                                                                                              J.L.S., Manor

Examiner & Herald
August 2, 1865
On the 27th inst., by the rev. J. J. Strine, WILLIAM LINT of Pequea, to EVAN STAUFFER, of Manor.

Examiner & Herald
September 9th, 1865
On the 26th ult. At his residence in Manor twp., Henry Hershey aged 72 years, 1 month and 6 days. His funeral was one of the largest in the county for many years. Revs. Brubaker and Witmer preached appropriate sermons on this occasion.

The Columbia Spy
October 7, 1865
Will be sold at public sale, at the Franklin House, kept by Wm Leackey in Millersville, Lancaster County, on
Friday, October 13th, 1865,
The property known as Lake Mill, situated in Manor Township, on the Little Conestoga Creek, on the road leading from Lancaster City to the Borough of Washington, about 4 miles from Lancaster, and one mile from Millersville, adjoining lands of Tobias Sechrist, A. Bausman, Jacob Wise and others. The tract of land including Mill Dam, &c, contains 15 Acres and 100 Perches.
The improvements thereon are a Three-Story Stone Grist and Merchant Mill, 50 x 60 feet, with two 12 feet over-shot water wheels, 4 pairs of French Burs and all other necessary machinery for doing a large Grist and merchant business. The Mill is in good repair.
Also, a Two-Story Log Dwelling House, Barn, Spring House, &c.
This property is located in a tickly settled neighborhood, and commands a very large share of custom work, on account of its strong, never railing water power, being the best water power, on little Conestoga Creek; also having very good roads leading to it.
Persons wishing to view the property before the day of sale, will please call on Samuel Kauffman, residing on the premises - Terms of payment easy.
Possession and indisputable title will be given on the 1st day of April, 1866.
Sale to commence at 2 o’clock, P.M. on said day, when attendance will be given and terms made known,
John Brady, Auctioneer
September 23, 65.

The Columbia Spy
March 17, 1866
MESSRS. EDITORS: A few days ago I had occasion to pass through West Hempfield township on business. Being a resident and voter in said township, I was asked whether I would be at the election on the coming Friday. My curiosity being aroused, I inquired what superogatory thing was going to transpire, when I was informed that they wanted to select a school board in the township in favor of erecting new and comfortable school houses, as the present ones are incompatible to sub serve the hygienic and aesthetic aspirations of the rising generation. - Every man who has ever transmigrated this delectable territory knows this to be a fact.
There is a party however, who are opposed to spending the mighty dollar, and are going the rounds trying to induce others to join them in their opposition to improvements in learning or any of its facilities or comforts. These men I resume would rather see their children raised to eminence above a compost pile, than to be well-educated and be inspired with heaven-born aspirations and new fledged energies.
Gentlemen, when I contrast West Hempfield township with Manor, I blush to think how far we are behind the age. Thirty years ago, Manor was a region so desolated that whippoorwills, passing over it, had to carry knapsacks, and where ignorance was bliss for half a century, but new ideas began to sprout in the minds of the present populace, and the result is that such men as Jacob F. Frey, Jacob Stoner, Jacob B. Shuman and many others whose names I could mention, are driving everything to the wall for the benefit and education of the rising generation. Look at the change that has been wrought in that township. Compare their lands now with what they were twenty years ago. Such men as I have mentioned are the kind of men we want for school Directors in our township; men who not afraid to spend the mighty dollar for the comfort of the children. The school edifices that were erected in Manor township are a credit to the school board and enduring monuments of their liberal sentiments.
With proper school houses, the teachers can be obtained, and proper habits of cleanliness and order are instilled into the young. Besides, when school houses are properly furnished, and tastefully laid out, there is a pride in keeping everything in proper condition.
Look at the school houses in West Hempfield. Doors all shattered, windows broken in, walls yielding to their inferiority of erection.
Mr. Editor, I thought I lived in the age of improvement, but when I think of the dilapidated, rickety pens that we call school houses, it makes me feel that I belong to an ancient generation. We hope, therefore, that the present men who pledge themselves not to improve will meet with defeat at the ballot box, and that their names may be engraved or imprinted in some way on the old rickety school houses that now disgrace our township, there to remain as a warning to all men of that class for all time to come, so that rising generations may know who the men were who opposed the building of comfortable and tasty school houses.
Age of Improvement

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 3, 1866
On the 21st of October, by Rev. J.J. Strine, at his residence, Amos G. Funk, of Manor , to Lizzie S., daughter of Christian B. Herr, of Millersville.

The Columbia Spy
Dec. 29, 1866
MERCANTILE APPRAISER. - Julius L. Shuman, esq., of Manor township, has been appointed Mercantile Appraiser, for Lancaster County. Julius is a good fellow, and a better appointment could not have been made. He will perform the duties entrusted to him, with satisfaction and credit.

The Columbia Spy
January 12, 1867
HAND CRUSHED- We learn that George Sours, of Manor township, had his hand crushed, on Wednesday last, by being caught between two large stones, while quarrying. The index finger of his right hand was amputated by Dr. Gray. He is doing well.
ACCIDENT - Frederick Stoner, jr., of Manorville, this county, which engaged in removing some heavy timber, had his hand badly crushed, rendering the amputation of two of his fingers necessary. The operation was performed by Dr. S. W. Gray. The wound is very painful, but is doing well.

The Columbia Spy
January 26, 1867
On the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. J. E. Graef, Julius L. Shuman, of Manor, to Lizzie A. Martin of East Hempfield, Lancaster Co., Pa.
We are always pleased to hear of the welfare of our friends and we can but believe that Julius has done well, for he has taken into himself an accomplished lady, to journey with him- hand in hand through life; and we wish him and his fair bride, all the happiness that mortals can enjoy, during their career on earth.

The Columbia Spy
February 23, 1867
On Monday, Feb. 18th, at the American Hotel, Philadelphia, by Friend’s ceremony in presence of Alderman David Beitler, John Peart, of Columbia, Pa. to Martha Herr, of Manor, Pa. No cards.
On the 19th inst., by Rev. Wm Major, at the residence of E. Hershey, Esq., Henry Bechtold, of Mount Joy, and Adaline L. Johnson, of Manor. (No Cards).

The Columbia Spy
June 15, 1867
On the 5th inst., by the Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, David M. Eshleman, to Miss Sarah Manning, both of Manor township.
On the 5th inst., by Rev. Dr. Greenwald, Samuel L. Levan, of Manor twp., to Miss Julia A. Binkley, of Lancaster.

The distilleries of Fred'k Sener in Manor township, and W. Ranck in Upper Leacock twp., were closed on Friday by the collector, for violating the Revenue Laws.

The Columbia Spy
July 13, 1867
HORSE AND HARNESS STOLEN - A valuable horse and set of harness, belonging to Mr. John Hershey, were stolen on Thursday night last, in Manor, this county.

The Columbia Spy
August 31, 1867
On the 23d inst., by Rev. J. N. Metzger, Benj. H. Brenneman, of Manor twp., to Mary C. Kahler, of Millersville, Lanc. co.
On the 13th inst., by Rev. Dr. Gerhart, at the residence of the bride's father, Benj. L. Brubaker, of East Hempfield, to Miss Annie B., eldest daughter of Mr. John Wissler, of Manor township, Lancaster co., Pa.

The Columbia Spy
September 21, 1867
On the 12th inst., at Shenk’s Hotel, Lancaster, by the Rev. J. J. Strine, A. D. Rockafellow of Lancaster to Delilah F Frey, of Manor Twp.

The Columbia Spy
Sept. 28, 1867
UNITED STATES PATENTS - The following are among the patents issued from the U.S. Patent Office, for the week ending September 17th, 1867, each bearing that date:
Levi Haverstick, of Manor township, this county, for improvement in horse hay forks.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 9, 1867
On the 5th inst., by Rev. Dr. Greenwald, Simon B. Minnich, of East Hempfield, to Miss Mary Wissler, of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
Jan. 18, 1868
Leonard Fleckenstein, of Manor township has obtained letters patent for an improved scrubber.

The Columbia Spy
February 1, 1868
On the 14th ult. at his residence, Blue Rock Falls, Manor twp., George M. Lutz, aged 41 years and 13 days.

The Columbia Spy
February 22, 1868
NEW POST OFFICE - A new post office will be established in the Indiantown district, Lancaster County, Pa., about the first of April next. It will be called “Indiantown Post Office,” with Levi B. Immel as Post Master. This will be a great accommodation to the people in that part of the county.

The Columbia Spy
March 14, 1868
Christian H. Charles, of Manor twp., a few days ago shot a bald eagle which measured seven feet nine inches across the wings, and weights about twelve pounds.

The Columbia Spy
May 9, 1868
On Monday, April 27th, 1868, Christian, son of Christian S. Shuman, of Manor twp., aged 2 months and 2 days.

The Columbia Spy
May 30, 1868
On Wednesday, May 6th, 1868, in Manor twp., Christina Frey, widow, aged 81 years and 6 months.

The Columbia Spy
August 29, 1868
The subscriber offers for sale the following described Real Estate:
Situated in Manor township, on the little Conestoga Creek, on the road leading from te city of Lancaster, to the Borough of Washington, 4 miles from Lanc., and one mile from Millersville; adjoining land of Tobias Sechrich, Israel Groff, and others. The tract of land including Mill, Dam, &c., contains about fifteen acres.
The improvements thereon are a Three Story Stone Grist and Merchant Mill, 50 by 60 feet, with two 12 feet Over-shot Water wheels; 4 pairs of French Burs, and other necessary machinery for doing a large Grist and Merchant business; the Mill is in good repair.
Also, a New Two Story Log and Weather-boarded Dwelling House, Barn, Spring House, &c.
This property is located in a thickly settled neighborhood, and commands a very large share of custom work, on account of its strong, never failing water power, being the best water power on Little Conestoga Creek; also, having very good roads leading to it.
Persons wishing to view the property can call on Samuel Kauffman; living on the premises, or by letter, address E. Hershey, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa. Terms of payment easy, Possession and undisputable title will be given on the 1st day of April 1869.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 17, 1868
LAYING OF CORNER STONE - The "United Brethren in Christ" (under the charge of W. S. H. Keys) will lay the corner-stone of a new Church on next Sabbath (18th inst.) at Highville, Manor township, about three miles North of Port Deposit, this county. Distinguished ministers will be in attendance. Services at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. The public are invited to attend.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 31, 1868
On the 25th inst., by the Rev. J. J. Strine, Jacob B. Good, to Lizzie H. Herr, both of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
Dec. 26, 1868
Church Dedication - The new house of worship built by the “United Brethren in Christ”, near Safe Harbor, on the road leading to Washington, and known as the Highville Church, will be formally opened and consecrated to the service of God, on the 27th inst., (first Sabbath after Christmas), by Rev. Dr. Glossbrenner, Senior Bishop of the Church, and one of the ablest living preachers. Other able ministers will participate in the occasion. All who attend will be accommodated free of charge. Services will be held at 10 A. M., and 2 and 7 o’clock, P. M. An earnest invitation is extended to the public.

The Columbia Spy
February 6, 1869
CHURCH DEDICATION - The new church of the Evangelical Association at Pittsburg, Manor township, one and a half miles north of Safe Harbor, will be dedicated on the 7th of February. Arrangements have been made with very able speakers to be present on the occasion. Rev. Mr. Steck, of Columbia is expected to be there. Services will commence at 10 A.M. 2:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

The Columbia Spy
February 27, 1869
CONSUMPTION CURED - An Eastern medical periodical gives an interesting account of the complete cure of Mrs. Amos Stauffer, of manor, Lancaster county, Pa., of hereditary consumption. Her parents and several brothers and sisters died of this terrible disease. Mrs. Stauffer was herself reduced to a mere skeleton; the pulse at 140; her breathing painfully difficult; expectoration very excessive; diarrhea works than chronic, and her condition so hopeless that at a conference of the old and skillful physicians she was pronounced incurable. At this stage of the disease, Dr. S. B. Hartman, of Millersville, Lancaster county, Pa., a physician of fourteen years standing, prescribed Mishler's Herb Bitters. The patient soon experienced a pleasing invigorating sensation throughout her system, and encouraged by her friends to continue under Dr. Hartman's treatment, she did so gradually improving under increased doses according to her strength until she entirely recovered. Mrs. Stauffer is still living, in her full enjoyment of perfect health. C. B. Herr, Esq., President of the Lancaster County (Pa.) National Bank, substantiates the particulars of this most wonderful case.

The Columbia Spy
March 20, 1869
LARGE HOG - A hog raised by Mr. John S. Wissler, of Manor township, was slaughtered by Mr. Freman, a butcher, of Lancaster, which weighed, when dressed, 720 pounds. It was about two and a half years old. This speaks well for Mr. Sissler as a pork raiser, and shows that he is worthy of a place among the enterprising farmers of this county. We believe this is the heaviest hog reported in this county this season.

The Columbia Spy
April 17, 1869
SOME CHESTNUT TREE. - C. Waltz a short time since, cut down a chestnut tree on the farm of C. S. Shuman, in Manor township, which takes down anything of the kind we have yet heard of. It was a little over seven feet across the stump; and made ten cords of wood, ninety very large posts and three wagon loads of chips. It is said that the tree was about one hundred and fifty years old. Mr. Shuman has two similar trees, one of these he thinks is a little large than the one above described.
LARGE EGG - Mr. C. S. Shuman, of Manor township, left at this office a few days since, a hen egg which is about the largest we have ever seen. It measures six inches and seven-eights in circumference.

The Columbia Spy
May 15, 1869
EAGLE SHOT - Mr. John M. Martin, of Manor township, recently shot a very large gray eagle in David Martin's woods, two miles from Millersville. The eagle measured seven feet from one extremity of its outspread wings to the other. - Intelligencer

The Columbia Spy
June 5, 1869
HAIL STORM - INJURY TO THE CROPS AND FRUITS TREES. - On Monday evening last, about five o'clock, this portion of Lancaster county was visited by a very severe rain and hail storm-though there was no hail in Columbia, therein was heavy. In Manor township the hard did great damage to the fruit, wheat fields, and windows of dwellings. The hail-stones were as large as a hulled walnut - rough and curious shape. The fruit and the wheat in the fields of John Mann, Jacob B. Shuman and many others was very much injured - some of the crops it is thought will be a total loss. At the residence of Jacob C. Stoner, the hail went through over fifty panes of glass before he had time to shut the shutters. Abraham Miller lost one hundred and fifty-four panes of glass. Benjamin Herr lost about sixty panes. Rev. J. Graybill about seventy panes, and many other lost heavy.

The Columbia Spy
June 26, 1869
P.O. CHANGE - The name of the Post Office heretofore known as Turkey Hill, in Manor township, this county, has been changed to Creswell, in accordance with a petition to that effect from the inhabitants of the neighborhood. L. B. Immel continues to be postmaster as heretofore.

The Columbia Spy
July 31, 1869
A CAMP MEETING, under the auspices of the Evangelical Association, will be held on the old Turkey Hill camp ground, Manor township, this county, commencing on Monday, the 9th of August next, to continue during the week. Tents will be provided for those who may wish to occupy them, by applying to Levi Overholser, at Safe Harbor P. O., Lancaster county, Pa. The charges for the use of tents for the week, will not exceed the following: 10x12 feet canvass tent, $2.50; 16 feet square board tent, $3.00; 8x16 feet board tent, $1.50, and 7 feet square canvass sleeping tent, $1.00. Boarding will be furnished at moderate rates, by the week, day or single meal. A general invitation is extended to Christians of all denominations.

The Columbia Spy
August 7, 1869
County Affairs
The remains of an unknown man, supposed to have been drowned, were found on the 31st ult., among a pile of drift wood lodges on an island in the Susquehanna river, about a mile above Safe Harbor. The body was in such a state of decomposition that the head and one foot had dropped off, and were gone. An inquest was held by A. R. Witmer, Esq., Deputy Coroner, and a verdict rendered that the deceased came to his death by drowning, or some other cause unknown to the jury. - Intelligencer.
July 28, in Manor twp., Barbara Herr, wife of David Herr, sr., aged 69 years and 29 days.

The Columbia Spy
August 28, 1869
PROLIFICAL -TWENTY-THREE TOMATOES ON ONE BUNCH - Our friend, Mr. Levi Shuman, one of our celebrated Manor farmers has sent to this office a curiosity in the way of a cluster of tomatoes. The bunch contains twenty-three fine tomatoes, all perfect and of good size. We doubt whether this can be beaten. Examine your track farms and see.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 2, 1869
Hon. O. J. Dickey, Dr. Gatchell, A. J. Kauffman, Esq., Ma. Greist, Geo. Brubaker, Esq., and Maj. J. W. Yocum, of the SPY, will speak at Brenneman's Hotel, Manor township, on the 7th inst., to the Republicans of Lancaster county, and such Democrats as may attend.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 23, 1869
On the 17th inst., by the Rev. J. J. Strine, C.H. Herr to Mary G. Funk, both of Manor twp.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 6, 1869
On the 2nd inst., by the Rev. Dr. Greenwald, Benjamin M. Shenk, of Lancaster twp., to Miss Teah G. Charles, of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 27, 1869
On the same day (16th inst.) by the same, (Rev. Jacob Reinhold) Jacob Lindeman to Catharine K. Newcomer, both of Manor twp.
On the 16th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Greenwald, Amos Weaver, of West Hempfield, to Mary B. Neff, of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
Dec. 11, 1869
On the 5th inst., by Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, Abraham F. Witmer, of Manor to Miss Mattie M., only daughter of Abraham Miller, of Millersville.
On the 5th inst., by the Rev. A. H. Kready, David Shellenberger to Sarah L. Neidich, both of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
Jan. 22, 1870
On Jan. 9th, by the Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, Amos M. Dabler, of Manor to Lizzie Jones of Conestoga Centre.
On Jan. 11th, by the Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, Henry H. Kauffman to Rachel A. Groom, both of Manor.

January 28, 1870
HERR-SCHOPF On the 27th inst, by the Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, David D. Herr, of Manor, to Miss Annie F. Schopf, of West Hempfield.

The Columbia Spy
Jan. 29, 1870
On Jan. 27th, by the Rev. J. J. Strine, at his residence, David D. Herr, of Manor, to Miss Annie F. Schopf, of West Hempfield.

March 26, 1870
On Saturday afternoon, the 19th, inst., the body of a man was found along the river shore below Turkey Hill, near Kendig’s Bottom, by two boys from Washington Borough. The young man had apparently been about 17 or 18 years of age, light hair, full set of teeth, the incisors some distance apart, little or no clothing on is person, white muslin shirt, cassimere coat, (the Coroner has in his possession a part of this), a pair of new kip boots, newly heal-tapped, new blue woolen socks tipped with white. The body must ohave been in the river for some length of time, as mortification had taken place in the lower part of the abdomen. The bowels were protruded and decomposition had commenced. There was a large opening under the left arm exposing the ribs. The lungs were in a state of decomposition. The body was interred near Washington Borough and the grave marked, to inform the friends of the deceased, if any should be found, where to find the body. The Coroner’s jury returned a verdict of death by drowning.

May 27, 1870
Postal Matters -The Postmaster General has made the following appointments on Postmasters in this county:
At Highville, M. R. Shank, vice H. H. Kauffman, resigned.

The Columbia Spy
July 2, 1870
County Items
Mrs. Stauffer, wife of Mr. Emanual Stauffer who resides near Millersville, this county, died suddenly on Sunday evening last.

The Columbia Spy
July 9, 1870
County Items
Immell, the store keeper at Creswell has auction every two weeks, and disposes of his goods at low prices.

The Columbia Spy
September 24, 1870
Messrs. H. M. Watts and sons, have leased or purchased some land near Safe Harbor, at Pittsburg, Manor township, and have been taking out a good quantity of iron ore and are engaged in hauling it up to their furnaces, near Marietta. Some five teams are engaged in hauling it up, passing daily, except Sundays, through our borough.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 22, 1870
A barn belonging to the widow Perkins, near Safe Harbor, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning, together with about $200 worth of tobacco stored therein. Loss bout $1200.
DEDICATION - The dedication of the "Monument" school-house, situated in Manor twp., about one mile from Mountville, on Saturday evening, 22nd inst., provided there be no disappointment by the absence of the speakers. Prof. J. Pyle Wickersham, State Superintendent, and other prominent speakers are expected to be in attendance.
It is a fine brick structure, situated in a pleasant grove. The building is a credit to Manor, and an encouragement to the teacher, C. C. Seitz. We have no doubt that our friend Mr. S. will feel proud when he enters upon his duties in his new room and we don't wonder, he has spent so many school terms in an old log cabin. We wish him success.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 5, 1870
The Washington Borough correspondent of the Lancaster inquirer says: on last Saturday evening a new school house in Manor township, near this borough, was dedicated to the cause of education. The following gentlemen constituted the speakers: Supt. J. P. Wickersham, David Evans, Esq., and J. M. Grider, Esq., the latter gentlemen speaking in the German language. John makes a good speech and was applauded highly by the audience.

Examiner and Herald
March 1, 1871
Serious Accident - Amos B. Shuman, residing on the Blue Rock road near Mann’s tavern, in Manor township, was severely injured last week, while attempting to bridle a young horse, by being crushed between the horse and the stable wall. His shoulder bone and several ribs were broken.

March 8, 1871
HIGHVILLE ITEMS - Michael H. Kauffman, of this place, has killed 13 foxes and captured two alive, which is one less than he and his brother killed last year. Mr. Kauffman is one of the most skillful hunters in the county, and one of the best Democrats.
Rev. Mr. Isaac Baltzall of the Highville United Brethren Church, preached his farewell sermon on this night of the 2d. He is now going to the conference. He has discharged his duty faithfully during the past year we hope he may meet with a happy lot hereafter.

The Columbia Spy
May 27, 1871
On Friday, May 19th, 1871, Annie Herr, wife of C. Baughman Herr, of Manor township, in the 29th year of her age.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 28, 1871
On the 24th inst., at the house fo the bride's parents, by Rev. F. Pilgram, P. E. Landis of Lampter twp., and Callie C. Shuman of Manor twp., Lancaster county.

The Columbia Spy
January 6, 1872
On Dec. 14, 1874, at the Reformed Parsonage, by Rev. F. Pilgram, Peter Snyder and Anna Krady, both of Manor twp., Lancaster county.

The Columbia Spy
April 13, 1872
Local Brevities
The Government pays John Clark $250 a year for carrying the mail between Columbia, Manor and Safe Harbor.
J.E. Witmer, of Manor twp., who went down to Montgomery county to start a newspaper, has sold his interst in the Public Spirit to Dr. Wm. T. Robinson, and will leave Hatboro for Lancaster county about the middle of April.

The Columbia Spy
May 2, 1874
GONE-SURE - By reference to our matrimonial announcements, the reader will see that Mr. H. H. Heise, the senior member of that bachelor firm of Heise's & Kauffman, hardware merchants, went to New York on Thursday and took a life investment in Miss Mellinger, of Manor. We congratulate the parties on the felicitous consumptation of this co-partnership, and hope it will be continued in unalloyed and uninterrupted hapiness until death's dissolution.

The Columbia Spy
January 2, 1875
Local Brevities
The boy Wisler of whose running away from home, in Manor township, this county, we had an account a number of weeks ago, has turned up about seventeen miles south-west of Pittsburg.

The Columbia Spy
May 1, 1875
RAN AWAY FROM HOME.- On Wednesday evening, Frederick Dostler, a son of Henry Dostler, aged 18 years, ran away from the farm of Levi Shuman, in Manor township. The boy was hired to Mr. Shuman for the year. When he left he wore a blue coat, and white hat-complexion dark, and has dark curley hair. Any information of his whereabouts will be greatfully received by his father, Henry Dostler, residing near Turkey Hill, Washington Borough Post office, Lancaster county, Pa.

The Columbia Spy
August 21, 1875
On the 8th inst., by I. c. Burkhalter, John Grove of Manor Twp., and Miss Annie McClain of Washington Borough.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 23, 1875
REPUBLICAN RALLY - A large meeting of the Republicans in Manor township, was held at Breneman's tavern, Central Manor, on Monday evening. Though the weather was threatening and the skies black with clouds, the Republicans of that section were out in their strength, and enthusiastic . C. C. Martin presided.
Col. Kauffman, of Columbia, made the opening speech, in his usual earnest style.
Maj. J. W. Yocum, of Columbia, and J. H. Landis, of Manor, followed. The latter is a rising young orator and will do yeoman service for the party. At an appropriate hour the meeting adjourned with rousing cheers for Hartranft and Rawle.- Lancaster Daily Examiner.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 6, 1875
FATAL GUNNING ACCIDENT - On Monday about noon, Abraham Eshleman, son of David Eshleman, residing at Creswell, Manor township, in company with three of his brothers and a young man by name of Snyder, met with an accident which resulted fatally. Mr. Eshleman had gone into a woods hunting, and while there his dog made an attack on a hog. In his efforts to drive him away with the butt of his guy, the muzzle pointing towards him, it was discharged and the whole contents of the gun entered his abdomen. lacerating his bowels in a terrible manner. He was immediately taken to a neighbor's house, where he lingered until 6 o'clock in the evening, when death relieved him of his suffering. Mr. Eshleman was about 20 years old, and resided on the farm formerly the property of the late ex-Sheriff J. F. Fry.

The Columbia Spy
November 27, 1875
BURNED TO DEATH - At Masonville, Manor township, this county, Jacob Otto, aged about 45 years, lay down to sleep beside a lime kiln, which he had been running for 25 years past, and while sleeping his clothing caught fire. He awoke to find himself enveloped in flames, and started on a rapid run for a stream of water about two hundred yards off, on the bank of which he was found lying, with his clothing was burned off, the flesh entirely stripped from one arm and his body burned almost to a crisp in some places. He was living when found, and was removed to the residence of Mr. Schupp, near by, where Dr. Davis was called and dressed his injuries. He lingered in great agony until Sunday morning, when death released him from his sufferings. The deceased leaves a wife and then children to mourn his untimely end. His funeral took place on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, at Masonville.

Examiner & Herald
December 29, 1875
FISHER- BURKHOLDER - Dec. 23, 1875 at the parsonage of Trinity church, by Rev. Dr. Greenwald, Jacob K. Fisher of Manor, to Maria R. Burkholder, of Pequea.

Examiner & Herald
January 5, 1876
SAUDER-GRAVER - On the 28th of December, by the Rev. W. T. Gerhard, at his residence, No. 31 East Orange street, Martin F. Sauder, of Manor, to Miss Kate M. Graver, of Conestoga township.

Examiner & Herald
January 26, 1876
NEWCOMER-HERSHEY - Jan. 20, 1876, at the parsonage of Trinity church, by Rev. Dr. Greenwald, John C. Newcomer to Susan R. Hershey, both of Manor.

Examiner and Herald
February 9, 1876
MELLINGER-CHARLES - Jan. 27, 1876, by the Rev. W. T. Gerhard, at his residence, No. 31 East Orange Street, Benjamin G. Mellinger to Annie M. Charles, both of Manor>br>
The Columbia Spy
June 9, 1877
A DISTRESSED AND AFFLICTED FAMILY - The family of Mr. Silas Herr, a son of Christian O. Herr, residing in Manor township, has been visited with unusually severe afflictions. On Sunday a daughter of six year died of diphtheria, and was buried on Tuesday. On Wednesday, two children, a boy of four years and one twin girl of two years, died of the same disease, and were buried on Friday. The surviving twin child and another older than any of the deceased, were the only ones left, and one informant state to us on Thursday morning that they had also manifested symptoms of the same disease.
It is not often that death carries off so many jewels from one family. The circumstances have enlisted for the family the sympathies of the whole community.

The Columbia Spy
July 14, 1877
THE LATE BENJAMIN LANDIS - The funeral of Benjamin Landis, who died at his late residence in Manor township, on Saturday night, took place on Tuesday morning, and was very largely attended. There were about 500 carriages in the procession, and it is estimated that over 1,000 persons were in attendance. He was universally known as a man of a generous disposition, and was regarded as one of the richest men in the county, his estate being estimated at $100,000, besides a reported life insurance of $40,000. The services of the funeral were conducted by Revs. Amos Herr, Abraham Witmer and Christian Herr. The interment took place in the family burial place on his farm.

The Columbia Spy
September 22, 1877
POST-OFFICE DISCONTINUED - The post office at Central Manor - Breneman's Tavern-this county, has been discontinued.

The Columbia Spy
September 29, 1877
On September 25th, Mrs. Margaret Beller, in the 73d year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, Washington Borough, this Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

The Columbia Spy
September 29, 1877
HORSE STOLEN - On Thursday evening about 9 o'clock, a horse belonging to Levi Haverstick, of Manor township, with shifting-top buggy, was stolen out of the yard in rear of and belonging to Wagner's Tavern, Third and Locust streets. Nothing is know of the whereabouts of the thief.
The horse and carriage have since been found in Marietta.

The Columbia Spy
January 12, 1878
County Items
Thomas Graham, a school teacher, was married in the Lancaster county prison, on Thursday, the 3d inst., to Annie Stoner, of Manor township. The case was one of loving “not wisely but too well”, and Annie’s parents “persuaded” Thomas into matrimony by jailing him for a short time.

The Columbia Spy
March 30, 1878
PAINFUL ACCIDENT TO AN OLD GENTLEMAN. - Dr. David Mellinger, of Creswell, one of the old pioneers of Manor township, widely known and highly respected, met with a very serious accident on Tuesday of last week. In going up a pair of stairs he made a misstep and fell. In falling he broke two or three ribs. Following this came typhoid fever, and he now lies in a critical condition, with little hope of recovery.
Dr. David Mellinger, the subject of his sad notice, is 84 years of age, and is the venerable father of Dr. H. S. Mellinger, who is also well known to many of our readers. May we not hope that he will recover, and be spared to his family for some time yet ?
P.O. CHANGE - Benjamin McElroy has been appointed postmaster at Creswell in place of Dr. E. B. Herr, resigned. The post office is located at the Creswell store, and the Dr. having sold out his business interests, did not wish to be continued as postmaster. Resignation from public office seldom occur in this country, especially from such a “fat” one as the Creswell post office. We welcome the Dr. to the quiet comforts of private life. He has been a faithful public servant in the Legislature and elsewhere, and we hope that in returning to his profession, he may continue to be successful.

The Columbia Spy
August 17, 1878
BAPTISM IN THE RIVER - On Thursday morning divine services were held at Frederick Frey's place in Manor township, by the denomination of Christians known as River Brethren. The services were conducted by Rev. Jacob Engle, of Conoy township, and Bishop Jacob N. Graybill of Manor.
After the services in the afternoon, the baptism of eleven candidates took place in the Susquehanna river, near Obed Strickler's at Turkey Hill. Rev. Engle administered the rite, which is by immersion. A great multitude of people were attracted to the spot, and the services were very solemn and impressive.

The Columbia Spy;
Oct. 26, 1878
Old Manor Holds the Fort for Hoyt
From the New Era of Monday, Oct. 21st.
Last Saturday was Manor township’s political field day, and the honest yeomanry of this garden spot left their farms and fields to testify their devotion to Republicanism, honest money and gallant Harry Hoyt. They met at Breneman’s tavern early in the afternoon to raise a Hoyt pole- 90 feet high. The farmers turned out en masse. The Republican club of Mountville, fully equipped and armed with torches, marched to the music of the drum and fife, to help their brethren of Manor in the good work. The Millersville cornet Band was there to contribute to the enthusiasm of the occasion. The pole was raised in less than half an hour, after which the Mountville Club indulged in a short parade, cheering for Hoyt and awakening such a spirit of enthusiasm as old Manor seldom witnesses.
A mass meeting was held in the evening. The crowd was largely augmented by delegations form Millersville, Sunnyside, Washington and the surrounding neighborhood. Delegations came on foot, on horseback and in farm wagons. Though the evening was cold and stormy, it did not deter the faithful from turning out in such forces that the lowest estimate places the number at three hundred.
At 7 o’clock Mr. A. R. Myers, the county Committeeman for that district, called the meeting to order, and proposed the following officers, who were unanimously elected:
President, M. G. Funk; Vice Presidents, M. D. Kendig, Cyrus Neff, E.K. Hershey, Jacob R. Myers, Jacob Siple, D. H. Mellinger, Jacob Forrey, A. K. Rohrer, Jacob R. Reitzel, Christian Rost, Frank G. Mellinger, George Wile, A..N. Lehman, John Brady, Jacob Seitz, jr., Martin Miller, Joseph Dombach, Jacob C. Newcomer, John M. Grider; Secretaries, Jacob R. Lehman, C. c. Seitz, George Gumble, J. R. Wallick, Henry Hubley, jr., J.J. Newpher, J. Stoner Breneman, T. F. Sipel.
Major J. W. Yocum, of the Columbia Spy, was introduced as the first speaker. After complimenting the Republicans of Manor on the success of their demonstration, he referred briefly to some of the issues of the campaign; to the banking system, which was the outgrowth of the necessities of the government during the war, forced upon unwilling bankers to aid the government to the extent of their capital, in taking government bonds; to the advantages which our present system and over all others ever before in operation in this country; to the absolute safety, uniformity and universal popularity of our bank currency; to the evils which would result from the destruction of the system, and the substitution therefore of as many different systems as there are States; demonstrating that if there were any valid objections to the system, it consisted only in matters of detail, easily within the limits of legislative correction. Banking is free, it supplies an elastic currency, and the system has the absolute confidence of all people. He reiterated the assurances of a glorious victory in November, as given by the managers of the campaign, and by such men as Hon. Leonard Myers, Wm. D. Kelley, and others.
Col. C. S. Kauffman, the nominee for State Senator in the Northern District, was the principal speaker of the evening. His introduction to his old friends and neighbors, and his school and boyhood companions, was the signal for hearty cheers. He said he saw before him gray-haired men, who were as familiar with our political history as he; and they appreciated the importance of the campaign equally with him, but it was always well to come together and talk over these things. He said he was in accord with that portion of the Republican party, who while they regarded it as unwise, looked upon the passage of the resumption act of 1874 as disposing of an important point in our legislation, and withdrawing, for a time, at least, from politics and business, one of the causes which was constantly disturbing trade and unsettling values. But now that all the preparations had been made, that the country had been preparing so long for this import step, that values had all been adjusted to the prospective standard, that fluctuations had entirely ceased, he thought it would be folly to take a step backward, only to go through the same process of preparation at some future day. He demonstrated that resumption, under existing laws, will result in inflation of the circulation-just the thing our political opponents are clamoring for-as it will release the coin in the treasury, and give the country eight coin or paper convertible at pleasure into coin.
Upon the subject of hard times, he believed there was only one theory of explanation-the war. After that came wild schemes of speculation, jobbery, extravagance in nation, state, county municipalities and private life. As a people we spent more than we earned, we imported more than we exported; that besides our wheat, and bonds, and cotton and meat, we sent our gold to England and Germany. In this way we exhausted all our resources. In 1872, our imports exceeded our exports by $157,000,000. But soon the “tables are turned,” and for the fiscal year of 1877 our exports were $250,000,000 more than our imports, which in 1878 the balance sheet will show $3000,000,000 in our favor. As a result, he predicted that the country is on the eve of the most prosperous era of her history, and that, like the farmer who makes more than he spends, the county, with such a balance sheet in her favor, with the tide of emigration toward our hospitable shore, and with immigration from the over-crowded cities of the East to our vast prairie farms, prosperity, wealth and happiness must follow.
These glorious results and prospects were all due, he said, to the policy of the Republican party and its system of a protective tariff, which a Democratic House last winter under Speaker Randall and Chairman Wood, of New York, tried to break down, but which was saved by the votes of 116 Republicans against the Wood tariff bill, to 114 Democrats for it. What the business of the country wants now is freedom from disturbing legislation. Even such demagogues as Clarkson N. Potter, the chairman of the celebrated smelling committee, sees this, for in his letter declining a renomination to Congress from his district, he said that “for himself he believed that if Congress could be abolished for two years, the industries of the county would be reviving within a month”
After discussing the currency question, enforcing his arguments by plain, homely illustrations, referring in glowing terms to our State administration, congratulating his friends and neighbors on the prospects of a glorious victory, the Mountville club on their splendid organization, and the young men of Manor township who had stepped to the front in politics to take the place of their fathers, he concluded amid much enthusiasm, with three cheers for Hoyt and the whole Republican ticket.
Short speeches were made by John Brady of Millersville, E.K. Hershey, of Manor and John M. Grider, esq., who spoke in the German language at considerable length.
The meeting was a good one, frequently interrupted by applause and cheers, and old Manor may be expected to do her duty in November.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 2, 1878
Married October 20th, 1878, at the U.B. parsonage, at Millersville, Pa. by Rev. A. H. Kauffman, Amos Keperling and Miss Adaline Lynes, both of Manor.
Married, Oct. 24th, by the same, at the same place, Henry Clark, of Conestoga, and Catharine Weidlich, of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
December 7, 1878
On Thursday, December 5th, at West Chester, by Rev. Dr. Niles of York, Mr. Robert Crane, Jr., late of Columbia, and Miss Alice Hershey, of Manor. No cards.

The Columbia Spy
January 11, 1879
DIPTHERIA - The New Era correspondent writes that some time ago a Mr. Sneath, of Manor township, a widower with eight children, was married to a widow having seven children. Since the date of their marriage no less than seven of the children have been carried off by the diphtheria. Two were buried in one day recently, and two were buried last Friday.

The Columbia Spy
February 1, 1879
On January 30th, 1879, by Rev. Jno. McCoy, at the residence of the bride's mother, Robert Knox, of Hazleton, Pa. and Miss Annie M. Hershey, of Manor township, Lancaster county, Pa.

The Columbia Spy
February 8, 1879
A HALE OLD GENTLEMAN - J. B. Shuman, Esq., ex-county commissioner, of Manor township, who will be 75 years old on the 18th inst., who has never missed an election, state, county or township, was in town on Thursday. He went to Wrightsville in the train and returning, walked across the bridge. He is in excellent health, looks well, and may live a score of years yet. We home he may long be spared for useful and active pursuits. He is one of the old-line republicans, having imbibed his principles from the Whig party, and he has never voted except strictly in the line of his convictions.

The Columbia Spy
April 19, 1879
GONE WEST - Mr. L. W. Fresse, of Manor township written that Mr. Christian Shellenberger, of West Hempfield township, and his young bride, formerly Miss Frances Benedict, of Manor, have left Lancaster county, for Western Illinois. Mr. S. is a promising young man, and a successful future may be expected.

The Columbia Spy
May 29, 1879
FINGER AMPUTATED - Mr. Aaron Gehr, farmer of Manor township, and a regular attendant at our markets, had the middle finger of his right hand amputated. He was loading a barrel water upon a wagon, when the barrel slipped and rolled upon his hand, so badly crushing it that the middle finger had to be amputated. The wounded hand is doing as well as could be expected.

The Columbia Spy
July 5, 1879
Benj. Neff Shoots Himself Through the Head
Benjamin Neff, an old, highly respectable and influential citizen of Manor township, committed suicide on Sunday afternoon by shooting himself through the head, with a pistol, in a wagon shed on his farm. Mr. Neff was one of the most intelligent and prominent farmers in central Manor. He was for many years one of the most active members of the school board in the district and took a warm interest in furthering the cause of education. At the time of his death, he was about 62 years old, and had been twice married, having two sons by his first wife and several children by his second wife, all of whom are pretty well grown.
As soon as Mr. Neff's death was known, Dr. W. G. Binkley and Deputy Coroner Wm. E. Siple, of Washington borough, were notified, the deputy coroner empanling the following named jury of inquest: Benjamin Lehman, Jr., B. Frank Bergh, J. R. Myers, Harvey Brush, J. S. Stauffer and J. A. Graybill.
Daniel Neff, a son of the deceased, testified that his father left the house about 6 o'clock in the evening. As he did not return, Daniel went to the wagon house to look after him; calling and receiving no answer, he went up into the loft of the wagon house and there saw his father lying weltering in his blood, and a navy revolver lying beside him. Witness said his father often went up into the loft to avoid persons who he thought wanted to talk with him.
The post mortem made by Dr. Binkley showed that the pistol ball entered the right temple, passed through the head and came out behind the left ear, tearing away a great portion of the back part of the skull.
The jury rendered the following verdict: That Benjamin Neff came to his death from a pistol shot through his brain by his own hand, between the hours of 6 and 7 o'clock p. m., June 20th, while laboring under mental aberration.
Mr. Neff was a man of considerable means; he owned the large farm on which he lived, had considerable money at interest, and two years ago purchased from Mr. Landis the old "Ballance" farm in Fulton township. It is thought the purchase of this farm had something to do with unsettling Mr. Neff's mind. He seemed to think he paid too much for it, and brooded over it a good deal. Then he absented himself from his family, and although he was a very talkative man, became morose, and for days together would not speak to anyone. Finally about a year ago, he was taken to the insane asylum at Harrisburg, where he remained for some time and was so much benefited that he was returned to his home, but he never recovered his old-time social disposition, and something seemed to be always preying on his mind. So far as is now known, he has left no statement of the reason, which impelled him to take his own life, and the prevailing belief is that the deed was done while he was temporarily insane. he was a consistent member of the old Mennonite church, but was not by an means a religious enthusiast, and he had neither financial nor family troubles to impel him to self-destruction.

The Columbia Spy
July 12, 1879
WEST HEMPFIELD ACCIDENTS - On Saturday last, while Mrs. Ephraim Rohrer and daughter, from Manor township, were returning form a visit to their friends near Ironville, they met with what might have proven a severe accident. While crossing the railroad bridge (forty feet high) near Ironville, their horse became frightened at a board nailed to the floor of the bridge. - He commenced to back, and turned around on the bridge. Miss Rohrer jumped out, but Mrs. Rohrer held on to the lines until the animal was over his freight, when she led him to a neighbor, who repaired the wheel, which was pretty badly strained

The Columbia Spy
July 26, 1879
A YOUNG WOMAN PROBABLY LAMED FOR LIFE - Miss Lizzie Charles, daughter of John Charles, of Manor, while descending the stairway at the Cooper house, Lancaster city, on Saturday afternoon last, about 6 o'clock, made a misstep and fell to the bottom of the stairs, breaking off the head of the thigh bone, close to the socket in which it sits. Among surgeons the fracture is called intracapsular and is regarded as among the most serious of fractures. Every possible attention was paid to the unfortunate lady while at the hotel, and after she was removed to her home the next day, surgical aid was rendered by Dr. S. T. Davis , of Lancaster city, and Dr. S. P. Davis, of Millersville.
Miss Charles had been suffering from rheumatism for some time past, and it is supposed a twitch of this painful disease caused her to make the misstep that resulted so seriously.

LYCEUM - On last Monday evening an association called the Locust Grove Lyceum was organized at the residence of Mrs. C. O. Herr, one mile north of Creswell. Quite an interest was manifested by the neighbors, and the lyceum was put into working order by the election of the following officers: President E. K. Hershey; Vice President, D. O. Wissler; Secretary, H. G. Witmer; Treasurer, D. O. Herr.
After an interesting discussion on the resolution, “Resolved, That the veto power of the President be repealed,” the society adopted the following question for the debate at next meeting: “Resolved, That General Grant be elected to a third term.”
Miss Alice Herr was appointed reader, and after adopting constitution and by-laws, the society adjourned till Monday evening, July 28.
We admire the ardor of our Creswell friends, for anybody who can wrestle with Gen. Grant in debate when the mercury is at 99 in the shade, deserves encouragement.

The Columbia Spy
August 2, 1879
CRESWELL ITEMS - The Highville Sunday school tried to hold their annual picnic or celebration last Saturday, but the rain in the afternoon interfered. Three hundred people had the courage to attend. A table 61 foot long was cleared and re-sat three times.
Assistant Supervisor Frey, of Manor township, has repaired the roads which had been damaged by the rains.
Mr. Harry M. Herr will open a day school in a short time. He has the promise of about 40 pupils.
The firm of J. D. & R. K. Frey have commenced their annual rounds, threshing by steam. They report the wheat yield below the average in quality and quantity.

The Columbia Spy
August 9, 1879
BUILDING TOBACCO SHEDS - A local Custom. - On Tuesday, Mr. D. O. Wisler of Creswell commenced to build a tobacco shed 72x36. A few days ago Mr. Linderman of the same place built one 36x36. It is custom in Manor township, when a farmer builds a barn or shed, for all his neighbors to help at the "digging out" of the basement or foundation, and at the raising. At the Wisler "digging out" there were 50 neighbors working. They work for nothing, except their meals and lunch. The latter generally consists of beer, lemonade, cakes, pies, etc.

The Columbia Spy
August 23, 1879
KILLED BY A HORSE - On Monday, Harry, a seven-year-old son of George Gamble, of Manor township, was kicked by a horse. At first nothing serious was apprehended, but a physician was immediately called who applied the proper remedies, and not withstanding careful nursing, and regular attendance of the physician, death ended his suffering on Friday.

The Columbia Spy
September 20, 1879
A young son of George Mann, Manor township, had his leg broken on Thursday of last week, by a kick from a horse. The lad is a cripple suffering from white-swelling, and, as it was the lame leg which was broken, the accident may prove a serious one.

The Columbia Spy
October 25, 1879
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT - The Normal Literary Society of Millersville have passed and published resolutions expressive of their esteem for the character and memory of W. K. Sourbier, who was recently killed in a railroad accident at Chicago, and sympathy with the bereaved in their great loss.

The Columbia Spy
November 1, 1879
There was a large Republican meeting at Breneman's tavern on Tuesday evening. About 8 o'clock the County Committeeman, E. K. Hershey, of Manor (New) District, called the meeting to order, and read the names of the following officers, who were unamimously elected:
President: Dr. E. B. Herr, of Creswell
Vice Presidents: B. U. Shuman, Wm Meixell, E. Hershey, J. R. Wallick, Milton Brady, Eli Gochenauer and John Wissler.
Secretaries: Cyrus Neff, Joseph Hershey, C. M. Root, Harry M. Herr, A. R. Myers, H. G. Witmer, D. O. Herr and L. S. Shuman.
Dr. Herr made a few remarks, in which he said that the question was often asked him whiy it was that we could not send some of our laboring classes to occupy the official places of the State. Gentlemen, I now have the honor to introduce to you, as the first speaker of the evening the Hon. Samuel Butler, of Chester county, Pa., a farmer, who is the present candidate for State Treasurer on the Republican ticket.
Mr. Butler spoke but a short time upon the financial questions of the Keystone State, stating the condition of the Treasury and what must be done on Tuesday next to give it into the hands of the party again that has kept it so well in the years gone by.
Hon. C. S. Kauffman, of Columbia, was next introduced. This gentleman spoke quite lengthy of the actions of our State legislature during its last session.
The third speaker, J. W. Yocum, of the Columbia Spy, kept the crowd in a good humor for about half an hour, by dwelling upon the financial question of our nation at the present time.
Hon. John H. Landis, of Manor, was the fourth speaker of the evening. He discussed State Government in a lengthy and eloquent speech and did full justice to the occasion.
David W. Graybill, of Petersburg, East Hempfield township, and E. K. Hershey, committeemen of Manor New, also make short addresses.
The County Committeeman deserves a great deal of credit for his success in bringing out so large a crowd of Republican voters. He was furthermore, instrumental in procuring the Millersville Silver Cornet band to furnish the music for the occasion. The meeting was a grand success, and gives an assurance of a large vote in Manor on Tuesday next. - New Era.

The Columbia Spy
December 6, 1879
County Items
Mrs. Breneman, the well known landlady of Breneman's tavern, Manor township, gave the members of the Mountville band a big dinner at Yohn's hotel, Mountville, on Thanksgiving day.

New Era
January 15, 1880
A Charitable Visit Worthy of Emulation
On Saturday evening last twenty-four of the good, kind-hearted women of Highville and Pittsburg Valley, each loaded with the necessaries of life, visited Mr. Jacob Williams' family, consisting of husband, wife and a little girl. These people are honest, religious and in needy circumstances. Mrs. Williams is a helpless invalid, caused by inflammatory rheumatism. The family work is all done by Mr. Williams, and our readers would be surprised to see how neat and clean everything is kept. Mr. Williams, although a very industrious man, is thus kept from earning sufficient to support his family. This timely surprise puts this family above want for at least three months.
Hog Disease
Our neighbor M. K. Manning, lost a very large fat hog and some small pigs, and another large one is sick, and all his small pigs are in the same condition. The first symptoms are red ears, followed by a bluish tinge, after which they refuse to eat, although seeming very hungry. This they linger until they die. They get nearly black before they die. Will some of our readers tell us what disease it is called ?

The Columbia Spy
February 14, 1880
ALMOST FROZEN - On Tuesday morning, about 6 o'clock, a man residing near Washington Borough, was found lying on the Washington pike at Steacy's flouring mill, in an almost unconscious condition, the result of the cold. When found he was frozen stiff and was perfectly helpless. He was taken into the mill, a fire made, and everything done to give him relief. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon he was removed to his home, where he still lies in a critical condition. It is supposed he laid there from 11 o'clock, the night before, until found in the morning.

NOTE: When this article first appeared in the Columbia Spy the author was identified as "A Lady" the author is Rhoda Barber, daughter of Robert Barber Jr. The original is at the Historical Society of Pa. and was called Journal of the Settlement of Wright‘s Ferry on Susquehanna River What appears below is just a portion of the material printed in the Columbia Spy on the date given. The Paxton Boys were 57 men from Paxton, now in Dauphin County, they were led by the Rev. John Elder, minister at the Paxton Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Elder used Scripture to justify the murder of these Indians..
The Columbia Spy
February 21, 1880

One of the first things in my recollection is the hearing an account of the massacre of the poor Conestoga Indians, which took place in the 12th month,1763, three years before my birth. The great interest which everyone who I heard speak of it took in it seemed to fix it in my memory at a very early age. I thought to have heard some particulars from my brother who well remembers it, but the recollection was so affecting to him tho’ it is nearly 79 years since, that I forgot to ask him all I intended. But I think the principal facts are too strongly fixed in my memory to admit of mistake. They were called the Conestoga Indians, but I think there were some among them of the Shawnee tribe. There was one called Shawnee John, and the little run where they had their huts is still called Shawnee Run. They were here when the first white settlers came, were entirely peaceable, and seemed as much afraid of other Indians as the whites were. They often had fine cabins here by the little mill, my older brothers and sisters used to be whole days with them. They were great beggars, and the children were so attached to them they could not bear to hear them refused anything they asked for. Their principal residence was the place below Indian Town, about nine miles below here, a little distance from Turkey Hill. The land was given to them by the proprietors. They made brooms and baskets and exchanged them for food, and often passed the night at the kitchen fires of the farmers round about. They appeared much attached to the white people, and called their children after their favorite neighbors.

The government of Pennsylvania, now got into other hands, and the peaceable natives of Penn’s administration was changed to one of more hostile nature toward the poor natives. The friends did their best to keep peace in every way, but there were too many against them, and it was thought by many that they would all be destroyed, accordingly a company from Paxton township, under the name of the Paxton Boys agreed to come by night and destroy the poor Indians at their town. Previous to this, the Indians complained that they were suffering, that they were afraid to go a distance to sell their wares, as people began to threaten them with what was likely to be their fate. In consequence of this, James Wright, and a person of the name of Herr, a German who lived near Indian Town, were appointed by Government to supply them with flour and other necessaries for their substance. They were advised to keep in their own town, and their christian neighbors sympathized with their situation, the most of them were Germans of the Menonist Society and hence the friends opposed to war or violence of any kind: and such was the situation of things when, a very cold morning in the 12th month, 1763, a German neighbor came to my father’s house, requesting him to go with him in pursuit of some who had been at his house the preceding night, and whom he termed robbers, having behaved in a very disorderly manner, such as melting the pewter vessels on the stove, and other things of the same kind. My father supposing it had been some persons in a foolish frolic advised him to take no notice of it. He was scarcely gone when five or six men came in, having guns, which they left outside. They were very cold, their coats covered with snow and sleet. I do not think my father was personally acquainted with any of them, though he knew from what part of the country they came. He made up the fire to warm them, and accordingly to the hospitalities of the times, treated them with the customary morning refreshments. While they warmed themselves they inquired why the Indians were suffered to live peaceable ? My father replied, that they were quite inoffensive, living on their own lands and injuring no one. They asked what would be the consequence to those who would kill them. My father told them they would be as liable to punishment as if they killed so many whites; they thought differently. At length they went away without telling what they had been about. In the meantime my two brothers ten and twelve years old had been out, looking a the strangers horses, (as such boys ware wont to do), which were hitched in a shed near the door. After they were gone my brothers said they had tomahawks tied to their saddles, and they were bloody, that they also had Christy’s gun, (Christy was a little Indian boy about their age, and they were much attached to him, he was their playmate, made their bows and arrows, and was indeed a brother) while they wondered what it could mean, a massager came from Herr giving information of the dreadful deed. My father and others went down to see them buried; shocking indeed was the sight, the dead bodies lay among the rubbish of their burnt cabins like half consumed logs. I think there were fourteen. It was said at the beginning of the slaughter, a mother had placed a child, almost an infant, under a barrel, charging it to make no noise. S hot was fired into the barrel which broke the child’s arm; and it still kept silent. I do not vouch for the truth of this, but have often heard it told with the other parts of this shocking story.

The rest of the Indians, I think to the number of 28 were collected together and put in Lancaster jail, for safety (it was said.) the merciless retches, not satisfied with their last work, went there,. (I cannot say in spite of opposition, for it does not appear that any was made) broke open the jail, and cruelly and in a shocking manner destroyed them all; old men, women and children. There was at that time a company of highland soldiers mustered in Lancaster. Their commander pleaded for orders from the proper authorities, to defend the premises, promising that none should be hurt on either side, but the magistrates could not be found, though it was done by daylight, whether through fear, or that it was connived at, it was never known. Their exercises seemed too trifling to be admitted; one could not find his wig, and others of as little consequence were pleaded by others.
One, of whom different things ought to be expected, wrote to vindicate the deed, bringing scripture to prove that it was right to destroy the heathen, and may were of the same opinion. The Paxton boys after the dreadful massacre, at Lancaster, made boast, now they had gotten so many scalps, they would go to Philadelphia and the Quakers should share the same fate. They did go and the result is well known. It always appeared very strange that they were suffered to go unpunished, but I suppose it can be accounted for by those who understand the state of the country at that time. It was believed that all, or most of them came to untimely ends. There was one among the Indians named Bell Sock, whom it was reported had been up the river with a party of enemy Indians that had committed ravages on the whites the preceding summer which proved to be false. At that time hw as hoeing crop in my father’s field. My brother told me he well remembered a little parcel of corn they had gleaned in our field, a short time before they suffered; it laid in the barn till spring, the children seeming to think it would be wrong to disturb the poor Indian’s corn.

Such are the facts I have heard related over and over ever since my childhood. - An account if it will be found in Proud’s history.

The Columbia Spy
April 3, 1880
DIED - Died suddenly at the residence of Cyrus Mann, Manor township, at midnight, April 1st, Hettie Graybill, only child of Isaiah E. Graybill, in the third year of her age.
Funeral on Sunday (tomorrow) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, from Cookman M. E. Chapel, Columbia.

New Era
July 29, 1880
A Happy Annual Occasion at Highville
The Highville United Brethren Sunday7-school held their annual celebration on last Saturday, in the grove of Adam Frey. The school met at the Highville church at 9 o’clock and formed in line, headed by the Millersville cornet band, and marched to the woods. The superintendent, Mr. M.L. Kendig, being called to Lancaster on business, the assistant superintendent, Mr. David K. Frey, opened the meeting with a short address, after which prayer was offered by the pastor, Rev. Sanders. After singing a few beautiful pieces of music by the scholars, Rev. Sanders addressed the school in a very able manner. His address was listened to with marked attention, and we are confident his youthful hearers which will bring forth fruit an hundred fold.
A rece3ss was announced; for dinner, when the school proceeded to the barn of Mr. Rudolph Frey, near by, where preparations were made to satisfy the "inner man" of all present, and upwards of 400 availed themselves of the opportunity.
After dinner the school was again called to the stand and was addressed by Mr. Wood, of York county, after which the school adjourned.
We cannot refrain from commending the self-sacrificing spirit which prompts the patrons of this school to make their celebrations a success, and great credit is due to Mr. Rudolph Frey for his kindness in giving his barn and tobacco shed for the use of the school.
Quite a quantity of cakes, pies, meat, etc., was left, which was distributed among the poor of the neighborhood, which beautiful custom has been kept up ever since this church began holding celebrations. None of those furnishing victuals ever take anything home with them.
The Millersville Band rendered some excellent music and played quite often during the day. At 5:30 o’clock they left the grounds and proceeded to the residence of Dr. H. S. Mellinger, near Cresswell, and tendered him a serenade, which was highly appreciated.

The Columbia Spy
September 18, 1880
POLE RAISING - On Wednesday there was a big Garfield meeting at Abraham Kauffman's Manor township, about half a mile north of Safe Harbor. The Highville and Locust Grove clubs were present. Speeches were made by Hon. John H. Landis, J. R. Wallack and Harry M. Herr.

The Columbia Spy
October 9, 1880
A Republican meeting was held the same evening at Prospect Hill School House, Manor township, about a mile back of Washington Borough. Speeches were made by A. J. Kauffman and J. W. Yocum, Esqs., of Columbia, and Hon. Jno. H. Landis, of Manor. After the speeches a pole 120 feet high was raised, from which floated the stars and stripes. The Democrats appeared on the ground at a late hour to interfere with the pole-raising; but when they were warned against making a disturbance they desisted and the threat that they would either cut the pole down, or put one along side of it. The latter would be the better plan.

The Columbia Spy
Oct. 16, 1880
On last Friday night the Democrats cut down a fine Garfield pole which had been raised at Prospect school house, Manor township, by the Republicans, only forty eight hours before. Raising poles don't make many votes, but in this case cutting it down has made several recruits for the Garfield army. Pieces of the pole were carried in a Republican torch-light parade at Highville on Saturday night, fastened to a banner bearing appropriate inscriptions, and it was made the text of one of the speeches of the evening. It was a case of tearing down the American flag.

The Columbia Spy
November 11, 1880
A correspondent writes to the Examiner: On Sunday last, accompanied by Ho., J. J. Shuman, of Washington borough, I paid a very pleasant visit to his father, ex Commissioner Shuman, who is advancing to the 76th year of his age. He bids fair to live some time yet to come. His home is a short distance north of Washington borough, and is perhaps one of the oldest in the county, it having been built in the year 1856, by John and Annie Kagia. It presents a picturesque appearance and one, to look upon it, would suppose that it is nor half as old as it is, being constructed of stone and pebble, dashed. The cellar presents the appearance of the embrasures of a fort, the wall being some seven feet thick.

The Columbia Spy
December 18, 1880
A MIDDLE-AGED FARMER, who resides near Washington Borough, Lancaster county, while on the way home from that town the other night, was amazed to see before him an evil spirit in the shape of a woman clothed in white. He approached near the ghostly visitor, when it suddenly vanished from sight. He was not the only person who has seen this spectral appearance. - Wonder if John Barleycorn has not been playing a trick on this middle-aged farmer. - Pottstown Ledger.

The Columbia Spy
December 25, 1880
Henry Murray and R. A. Frey, road supervisors of Manor township, were brought before an alderman on Wednesday, charged with neglect of duty. They gave bail for trial at Court.

The Columbia Spy
January 15, 1881
"HARD TIMES" RUSSELL is being looked for because they say, he stole a wagon load of hay from Manor school house near Washington borough. - Intelligencer.
It is now in order for the school board of Manor township to rise and explain what they were doing with hay stored in the school house. When were temples of learning to such base uses perverted ?

The Columbia Spy
February 12, 1881
REPORTED DEATH. - A report is in circulation that Mrs. John S. Mann, of Manor township, died on Thursday evening, after a short illness. Her many friends in this vicinity will be shocked by this announcement, and her bereaved husband and family will have their full sympathy.

The Columbia Spy
February 21, 1881
Local Brevities
EGG SUCKING EXTRADORDINARY. - On Monday evening at Henry Kieffer’s saloon, Mountville, John Kauffman, on a wager sucked three dozen raw eggs in eighteen minutes, and took a rest of five minutes the conditions being that he should have the eggs for nothing if he sucked all of them, and if he failed he should pay for those he sucked. He completed his task easily within the time agreed on, and offered immediately to suck ten more if anyone would furnish the eggs and give him a dollar.

The Columbia Spy
March 5, 1881
CHANNEL OBSTRUCTED. - It is said that the main rafting channel at Turkey Hill, has been obstructed to such an extent by large stone and boulders that they have been forced from the "rip-raping" of the railroad embankment , by the ice flood, that it will necessitate a cleaning out of the channel before rafts can in safety pass through, and rafting will be delayed in consequence.

The Columbia Spy
April 9, 1881
Andrew Herr Kauffman, father of C. F. and A. A. Kauffman, who died on Saturday last at Belle Mill, was one of the county's pioneers, and with the DeHavens was the first settler on Paynes creek. He was born in Manor township, Lancanster county, and was descended from one of the seven brothers of the name that aided the great philanthropist, Wm. Penn, in colonizing the Keystone State. Mr. Kauffman left his native State in 1849, in which year he settled in Louisa county, Iowa. He arrived in Tehama county, in 1859, and has resided here since. He was the father of two sons and two daughters, all grown up and respected people, the two sons well-known to all our citizens. The two daughters are Mrs. Henry Thompson, of Grandview, Iowa, and Mrs. B. F. Thompson, of Santa Clara, this state.
Deceased's family is quite a renowned one. He has a brother in Allentown, Pann., Rev. Abram Kauffman, who is noted and learned man. He has a nephew, A. J. Kauffman, who was Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.
The funeral took place this morning at 11 o'clock, and was participated in by a large concourse of friends. At the time of his death he was seventy-two years of age.
Red Bluff (Cal.) Sentinel, March 21, 81.

The Columbia Spy
April 23, 1881
A COW WORTH HAVING - Mr. John Lawrence, a Manor township farmer, living on the road leading from Herr's mill to Breneman's tavern, about four miles from Columbia, has a Jersey cow that beats all the cows we ever heard of. She has yielded, within one year, the enormous quantity of 778 pounds of butter, besides considerable milk used for domestic purposes in the family. At an average of 25 cents a pound, the money value of her butter is nearly $200. What farmer has a cow that can beat this record. ?

The Columbia Spy
August 13, 1881
WHO LOST A DOG ?- About two weeks ago, a large dog, black and white, followed John Mellinger, of Manor township, from Columbia to Creswell, where he is now being cared for and fed by Dr. E. B. Herr. The Dr. does not want him, but is only keeping him until the owner calls for him, proves property and pays for this notice.

The Columbia Spy
September 17, 1881
Mr. Levi S. Shuman, president of the school board of Manor township, sold on Saturday the old brick school building, two miles south of Washington, together with one-tenth of an acre of land on which the building stands, at public sale to Mr. Hubley for $329. Mr. Hubley intends to convert the building into a dwelling house for his own use.

The Columbia Spy
February 25, 1882
ELECTION IN MANOR - The following shows the result in Manor township:
Manor New District: Judge, George Drum; Inspector, Cyrus Swords.
Indiantown District: Judge, R.K. Frey; Inspector, A. S. Frey.
Supervisors, Fred. Dosrster and H.D. Murry.
Assessor, M. R. Shenk
Assistant Assessors, E. K. Hershey and A. M. Brubaker
Justice of the Peace, A. R. Witmer
Constable, Emanuel Gehr
Town Clerk, Fred. Stone
School Directors, Martin Miller and J. S. Kise.

KILLING the goose that laid the golden egg has been illustrated again in the defeat of Constable Keech. He is a pleasant fellow and the people like him personally, but he worked his office too hard; he squeezed too much out of the county treasury and the people wouldn’t stand it. Had he been moderate in his greed, there is no doubt that he could have pulled through, judging form the fight he made. The fable about the goose that laid the golden egg is a very impressive and instructive one.

The Columbia Spy
April 1, 1882
While George Bubler, a German, in the employ of Frederick Frey, near Creswell, this county, was crawling over one fo the stalls in front of a steer, the animal became frantic and bored the man in the face tearing off a part of his nose and marking him badly on the cheek.

The Columbia Spy
April 15, 1882
SUDDEN DEATH - Jacob H. Wissler died suddenly at the residence of his brother-in-law, Jacob Newcomer, near Rockhill, in Manor township, where he made his home. He was in his usual health in the morning, and in the afternoon was found dead in his chair by the stove. Deputy Coroner Hookey held an inquest, and the verdict was "died from apoplexy." Mr. Wissler was 66 years old and a bachelor.

The Columbia Spy
May 6, 1882
It was an honest primary, thanks to Representative John H. Landis, of Manor township.

The Columbia Spy
July 15, 1882
THE CHAMPION - Mr. D. O. Herr, living near Creswell, Lancaster county, Pa., commenced cutting his wheat crop, consisting of seventy acres, on Saturday morning, July 8th, with a Champion Automatic Cord Binder. The cutting and binding was witnessed by a great number of Manor township farmers, and it gave entire satisfaction to all present. The machine was purchased from E. T. Kauffman, agent of the Champion machines, at Creswell, Pa.
A SAD BEREAVEMENT - The death of Jacob Edwin Herr, a son of Dr. E. B. Herr of Creswell, was a sad bereavement to his father and family. The deceased was just emerging into full manhood. He gave great promise of future usefulness and influence. He was a young man of intelligence, of fine character, and was beloved by all who knew him. On the day of his funeral many tributes of respect to his memory were offered, but these afford but poor consolation in to his bereaved family, who have our sincere sympathy.

Breneman’s tavern was at Central Manor
The Columbia Spy
August 19, 1882
Another election poll has been located in Millersville for spring elections. heretofore every vote in Manor township had to go to Breneman's tavern. There are three polling places for the November election.
The Columbia A.M.E. church will hold a camp-meeting in Reuben Strickler’s woods, one-forth of a mile from Creswell, commencing on Thursday, August 24th, and continuing until September 4th.

The Columbia Spy
September 16, 1882
A HOG STORY - A hog belonging to David Eshleman, who resides about one mile south of Creswell, in Manor township, just broke a long fast. While Mr. Eshleman was threshing wheat the hog crawled into the straw pile and was covered up without being noticed. The hog was only released about 25 days confinement, when the straw had been nearly all used, and walked out of his place of concealment very weak in the limbs, but with a monstrous appetite - Examiner

New Era
September 22, 1882
Kready, Sept. 22, 1882 in Manor township, Mary C. Kready, aged 39 years, 8 months and 14 days.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral from the residence of her brother, Henry C. Kready, on the Columbia turnpike, near Getz's tavern on Monday morning at 10 o'clock

Daily Intelligencer
January 5th, 1883
Breneman-Neff -- On Jan. 4, 1883, by the Rev. T. Gerhard, at his residence, No. 31 East Orange street. Mr. Joseph R. Breneman to Miss Fannie M. Neff, both of Manor.

The Columbia Spy
February 3, 1883
RELIEF PRAYED FOR - Representative A. W. Snader, of this county, has introduced a bill for the relief of Tobias Newcomer, of Lancaster county, says newspaper reports, and the reader either doesn't notice it or wonders who Tobias Newcomer is, and why he wants to be relieved. Tobias Newcomer is a middle-aged man, living in a yellow house on top of a high hill in Manor township, south of Mountville. In 1871 he applied to the State to obtain a patent for a small island in the Susquehanna river, near Washington borough, known as Detwiler's island. In time (the usual forms having been complied with) the patent was granted. Jacob Detwiler, of York county, had possession, claimed it as his own, and refused to vacate. Suit was brought, dragged its weary length through the district and Supreme Courts, and Newcomer was unsuccessful. Not including attorney's fees, Newcomer has paid upwards of $1,000 costs. The matter stands thus: The State received his money and gave him what purported to be a clear title to the island; the courts decided that title to be worthless. Should not the State indemnity him for the loss sustained through it ? We think so.

The Columbia Spy
April 26, 1884
NOT GUILTY AND SETTLED - In the case of the Commonwealth vs. E. T. Kauffman, of Manor township, on the charge of embezzlement, a verdict of not guilty was taken, and the parties have settled the case.
Anybody who knows Mr. Kauffman, would hardly believe that he was guilty of embezzlement. It was one of those criminal cases, which are sometimes instituted for other purposes than the ends of Justice.

The Columbia Spy
May 12, 1883
WELL AGAIN - Ex-Commissioner Jacob B. Shuman, of Manor township, who was reported ill for some time, is slowly but surely recovering. He is good for many years of active life yet.

The Columbia Spy
June 16, 1883
County Items
The farms of John S. and George S. Mann, in Manor township, were deeded to their ancestors by William Penn, and have been in the possession of the family for four generations. They are among the finest in all that country. The remains of their ancestors lie buried in the family burial grounds, located on one of the farms
The Columbia Spy
September 15, 1883
County Items
Manor township schools will open next Monday.

The Columbia Spy
October 6, 1883
DEATH OF BENJAMIN HERSHEY - Benjamin Hershey who died in Manor township, on Monday, was a lineal descendant of Andrew Hershey, who came to Lancaster county, from Switzerland in 1719. Mr. Hershey was a good, exemplary citizen, who in his sphere in life performed all the duties of a citizen with that just regard for the rights of others that made his end peaceful and happy. He leaves a family and many friends to mourn his death.

The Columbia Spy
October 13, 1883
On Tuesday Mr. Harry Stehman was married to Miss Ida Knotwell, a daughter of the late Joseph Knotwell. The ceremony, which was witnessed by a large company of friends, took place at the residence of the bride's grandfather, Amos B. Shuman, of Manor township.

New Era
November 6, 1883
HEIDLAUF. November 6th, 1883, Anna Heidlauf, of Manor township, aged 92 years, 7 months and 1 day.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her son-in-law, Benjamin Koons, on Thursday, Nov. 8th, at 9 o’clock a.m., and at the Mennonite Church, at Masonville, at 10 o’clock.

January 23, 1884
Court of Quarter Sessions
Henry Murry, Jacob Sherle, A. R. Witmer and Fred. Doerstler, supervisors of Manor township, who were convicted at the last session, of neglect of duty, appeared this afternoon, and were sentenced to pay a fine of $1. each and costs of prosecution.

The Columbia Spy
April 26, 1884
NOT GUILTY AND SETTLED -In the case of the Commonwealth vs. E. T. Kauffman, of Manor township, on the charge of embezzlement, a verdict of not guilty was taken, the parties having settled the case.
Anybody who knows Mr. Kauffman, would hardly believe that he was guilty of embezzlement. it was one of those criminal cases, which are sometimes instituted for other purposes than the ends of justice.

The Columbia Spy
July 12, 1884
FAST HARVESTING - Last week, in Manor township, in less than a day and a-half, John S. Mann, with two Champion reapers, cut twenty-eight acres of wheat and rye, the whole making eleven hundred and fifty-five shocks. The work was commenced on Thursday morning, and before noon on Friday the entire crop was on shock. But for the breaking of one of the machines which caused it to stop while the other made four complete rounds of the field, the work would have been done in considerably less time. This result seems almost marvelous, it compared with the harvesting of forty years ago, for with the machines then in use it would have taken a good force of hands fully two weeks to put on shock the same amount of grain. Of course, Mr. Mann is one of our most progressive farmers, and knows how to push things, but the results is a wonderful illustration of progress. - New Era

The Columbia Spy
July 26, 1884
Local Items About Town and Country
Benjamin K. Manning, living near Creswell, this county, recently cut, on his premises, a chestnut-oak tree that measured six feet in diameter. It yielded two tons of bark and seven cords of wood $3 per cord-a total money value of $40. It was the largest tree in Manor township.

The Headless Horseman comes to Manor Twp.
New Era
December 23, 1884
A Headless and A Heartless Man.
The story of a Headless Spectre, As Told and Believed In by Certain People
About half a mile distant from Pittsburg school house, in Manor township, is a section of country where at long intervals appears a something which truly rivals the horrible spectre which so badly terrorized the redoubtable school teacher of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, one of Washington Irving’s Sketch Book heroes. The ghost of that take swept along on horseback, while the Lancaster county spectre, probably les proud or wealthy, stalks majestically along on foot, carrying its head in one of its hands. It was fir4st seen one night many years ago by the Rev. Daniel Witmer, still a resident of Manor township, and M. H. Kauffman, the latter being in the company of two ladies at the time. All were returning from attendance at a religious meeting which had been held that evening in the Pittsburg school house, where the Rev. Witmer had preached. A short distance away from the fence which divided the fields belonging to farms owned now by Jacob Habecker and Joseph Brenneman, the reverend gentleman separated from Mr. Kauffman and the ladies and started homeward on a near cut across the fields. He had only gone about a hundred yards from his late companions, carrying in his hand a lantern, for the night was dark, when Mr. Kauffman and his lady friends saw him approached by what they supposed to be another many, who also carried a lantern. The two walked on together and finally disappeared from the view of Mr. Kauffman and his companions. The following day the former met the minister, whose look was serious and gloomy. When asked who his companion of the night previous had been he recounted this startling piece of information: “After leaving you last night, I started across the fields and had gone but a short distance when I saw the approach of what I supposed to be a man carrying a lantern. It came directly towards me, and when near enough I was almost paralyzed with horror to perceive that no head crowned the body. The object was a moving body without a head, but when it came quite close to me my terror was increased still further by seeing the head carried in one of its hands. The fearful object took its place by my side and accompanied me to my very door. How I managed to retain consciousness and reach home I don’t know. It was the most fearful experience I even had, and I hope I may never have the like again.
Since the time referred to this same object, whatever it may be, has been seen several times again, the last time being within the year. We hazard no opinion as to what the illusion may be, but simply give the story as related by Mr. Kauffman, and corroborated by others of the vicinity. Of cause there is some natural cause for this spectral appearance - and that some peculiar illusion has been seen is evident from the character of those seeing it - but it would be difficult to make some people of the neighborhood believe that it was anything else than a supernatural object.

Lancaster New Era
December 24, 1884
Death of the Aged
Henry Herr, of Manor township, died on Saturday at the age of 83 years. He was a retired farmer and was very much respected. One of his sons is a clergyman in the Brethren's (Baptist) Church, and another is a deacon in that church. The funeral took place on Tuesday, at the Manor Brethren's Church, and was largely attended.

The Columbia Spy
January 3, 1885
SUPERINTENDANT SURPRISED- Dr. E. B. Herr, the Superintendant of the Evangelical Sunday-school at Creswell, was surprised on Christmas with the presentation of a beautiful gold pen, pencil and holder, by the school.

The Columbia Spy
January 17, 1885
FELL FROM A BARN - Henry Hershey, of Mountville, in putting up a cupola on the new barn of Daniel D. Herr, at Fairview Nursery, Manor township, on Friday, fell from the top of the barn to the ground, bruising his face and arm severely, and injuring himself internally.

The Columbia Spy
February 6, 1885
The Assessor's returns will show that the farmers of Manor township have over two millions of dollars at interest on judgment and mortgage.

The Columbia Spy
March 21, 1885
WHY MR. LONGENECKER DISAPPEARED - Benjamin Longenecker, a poor director of this county, left his home in Manor township, to visit Philadelphia two weeks ago, and from whom nothing has been heard since. It has now bee discovered that Longenecker, who was a tenant farmer and manager of the estate of Miss Barbara Becker, appropriated to his own use moneys aggregating over $15,000, besides swindling a number of other persons who’s credit he enjoyed.
Longenecker has been with the Becker family, first with the father and latterly with the daughter, for a period of forty-five years. The family were wealthy Germans, and Miss Barbara Becker, the sold survivor, inherited all the wealth of the family. Nearly all this money passed through Longenecker's hands, in whom the most implicit confidence was imposed; in fact, it is stated that Miss Becker had made a will leaving all her possessions to Longenecker at her death; but since the discovery of his perfidy, she has destroyed it.

The Columbia Spy
March 28, 1885
SUICIDE BY HANGING - On Monday morning Albert S., son of Geo. Gamble, was found hanging to a rafter in the garret of his father's residence, in Manor township, bout one mile from Mountville. The lad was about 15 years of age. It is supposed he went up to the garret on the evening before, and taking a rope attached one end of it to a rafter and then tied the other about his neck. When found on Monday morning young Gamble's body was quite cold, showing that he had been dead for several hours. The family are unable to assign any good reason for the young man's rash act. He had played ball on Sunday and was reprimanded, but that was not sufficient cause for suicide. Coroner Honamen, of Lancaster, held an inquest.

The Columbia Spy
April 25, 1885
MOVED TO LANCASTER - Dr. E. B. Herr, formerly of Columbia, but more lately of Creswell, Manor township, has left his old home on the green hills far away, and moved into Lancaster city. He has purchased a drug store in the eastern section of the city, and will hereafter devote his attention to drugs and the practice of medicine. The Doctor attended our market for many years, but his stall was rented to another party at the annual sale, a few weeks ago, and we shall miss him - his smiling countenance and his hearty "good morning" will no longer beguile the hungry market hunters.

The Columbia Spy
May 2, 1885
Post Offices Vacant - According to a statement published, the following post offices are vacant in Lancaster county:
Martindale, May, Mount Hope, Nine Points, Slackwater, Spread Eagle, Washington Borough and Wheatland Mills.

The Columbia Spy
May 23, 1885
THE SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUSTS - The newspapers report the appearance of the seventeen-year locusts in the Cumberland Valley. Mr. Christian S. Shuman, of Manor township, informs us that he has ploughed and dug them up on his farm within the past few weeks. They are coming to the surface as fast as they can - in lots of "a hundred thousand more."

The Columbia Spy
June 6, 1885
A little, two year old child of David Shuup's residing in Manor township, discovering a bottle of liniment on one of the closet shelves, removed the cork, and gave the bottle to a nine months old child, who drank the contents, from the effects of which it died in great agony.

The Columbia Spy
July 18, 1885
John S. Mann, of Manor township, harvested and shocked 93 acres of wheat in four days, using two reapers. Few Lancaster county farmers have so much wheat to harvest, and few are prepared to do it in so short a time, Mr. Mann never had a better crop.

The Columbia Spy
August 29, 1885
Christian S. Shuman, farmer, residing in Manor township, about one mile back of Washington borough, met with a very serious accident on Wednesday. Mr. Shuman was engaged in hanging up tobacco in his barn, and fell from the support on which he was standing to the floor of the barn, a distance of about fifteen feat, and was seriously hurt. He was rendered unconscious by the shock and remained in the state for sometime. His injuries consist of internal wounds and an injured spine. Mr. Shuman is well and favorable known to Columbia.

The Columbia Spy
September 19, 1885
The Examiner prints a Washington Borough correspondent's story, that at one of the Sunday-school picnics at Penryn in July, several ladies and gentlemen from Manor township while strolling through the woods had found a dead man.
The writer interviewed the party when they had told, and gleaned the following facts: "A lady and gentleman (whose name we will not mention at present) while walking through the woods, came across a man, who was well dressed and had on a pair of gum boots, lying on the ground with one arm under his face. As they did not know whether he was sick or dead, they called to him, and receiving no answer one of the party took hold of his boot and tried to pull it off, but instead fo the boot coming off his leg parted from his body. Being scared they hurried off and told two of them companions, one being a sister of the lady who had first seen the body. Of course they all went back, and sure enough there he was as they had described. One of the gentleman undertook to turn him over on his back, and while so doing the corpse fell apart, producing such a horrible odor and causing the ladies to become so sick that they had to be led to the depot. They said the reason they did not make it known they were afraid they would be punished for disturbing him, or else delayed on account of an inquest. They did not say anything about it until several days ago, when they told their parents in the presence of me and my sister."
This puts Penryn away ahead of its rival, Mt. Gretna, in the line of sensational prominence. Next.

Examiner & Express
January 6, 1886
MILLER December 31, 1885 at 11:10 p.m., in Manor township, Abraham K. Miller, aged 66 years.

Columbia Spy
April 24, 1886
How A Little Girl Lost Two Fingers
Ada, a ten-year old daughter of Samuel Burkheimer, who lives on Jacob Bausman's farm, in Manor township, had her hand caught in a lawn mower, on Tuesday morning. Dr. D. Shenck, of Rohrestown was sent for, who found it necessary to amputate two fingers.

The Columbia Spy
June 5, 1886
Mr. Abram Shank and wife, living in Manor township, while on their way to market on Tuesday morning, suffered the loss of a wagon, and all the market produce it contained, by their horse running away. The occupants were not injured.

The Columbia Spy
June 19, 1886
Where They Make Gilt-edged Butter
Benjamin Kauffman, of Manor township, has one of the best farms in Lancaster county. It is located about a quarter of a mile below Breneman's tavern. It is an old farm, and is known far and wide as the Kauffman farm. It has been in the Kauffman family for nearly two hundred years. It has never been out of the family name since the title was granted by the original proprietors of Pennsylvania. The present owner is the fifty generation of male descendants. Like the sale bills say, it is in a high state of cultivation, and under good fences, with lots of good water, plenty of meadow streams and never-falling springs.
But just now the place is not so much noted for the fertility of its soil, or for the abundance of its crops, as for the fine herd of Jersey cattle that stand in its stalls or roam over its great fields of luxuriant pasture. There are 29 head of them, and every one of them is on the stock book, with a guaranteed pedigree traceable away back to the isle of Jersey. They were imported by Cooper, of Coopersburg. Six or eight belong to the contract herd of Mr. Cooper, and are stocked on the Kauffman farm under contract. They range in value from $500 to $4,000 each, according to pedigree. About $1200 is the average price. Together the heard is worth in the market to-ay more than the farm itself, though the demand for Jersey cattle is not very great at present, owing to the general depression prevailing all over the country.
But the milk, and the cream and butter yield of the Jersey cow are enormous. The mild is small in quantity, but so rich that it is rarely sold. it wouldn't pay. The cream is sold at the average market price, and the butter a little above, Mr. Kauffman has every facility for handling the mild and cream. It is scientifically treated. The butter is churned by steam power. It is dry, firm and sweet. It is churned at a uniform temperature, ascertained by the thermometer. It is not worked by hand, as many butter-makers do, but by mechanical contrivances. It is pressed into half pound packages, with a clover leaf design on top, encased in oil paper, and stored in ice chests until taken to market. The mild is cared for and all the work done in a big spring house, supplied with pure, cold water from a never-failing spring close by. Everything, from the can to the churn, and from the churn to the market box, it is scrupulously clean, and people who buy and use Kauffman's Jersey butter can rest satisfied that they are getting a pure, clean, sweet article, that is as good when it is a week old as when it is churned.
The Jersey cow is a very tender animal, very sensitive to colds, and she must have careful handling. For this reason Mr. Kauffman's stables are heated by steam in the winter. Water for drinking is conveyed by popes from a spring, into the troughs in the stables. Great care is exercised in their feed, and when an animal shows signs of sickness, the doctor is quickly summoned. They are too valuable and cost too much to justify any delay or trifling Heifer calves bring from $250 to $340., and cows from $800 to $1,500, while some with an extra high butter record, $2,000 to $4,000.
Mr. Kauffman's home is a model, as well as a modern one. Spring water is introduced by popes into kitchen, dining-room, wash-room, and wherever needed. Fertile gardens adjoin the lawn. Steam is used for every purpose where labor can be economized. It is a perfect home, and well worth a visit to see the herd of Jerseys, and the process and appliances of butter making.

The Columbia Spy
July 3, 1886
At Washington borough, on Sunday evening, June 27th, 1886, by the Rev. A. Kauffman, Miss Eva C. Shuman, of Manor, to Mr. W. I. Edleman, the polite and obliging clerk in Kline & Eppihimer's dry goods store. The Spy extends its congratulations.

The Columbia Spy
July 17, 1886
Occurred on Union and South Fifth streets, on Sunday evening. Mr. Jacob Stauffer, of Manor , was driving into town in a light carriage. In trying to turn on Union street, the horse becoming frightened at a parasol, turned too suddenly and upset the carriage. Mr. Stauffer escaped unhurt. The horse dashed up Union and turned down Fifth. Here he ran against the lamp post, breaking ti down and smashing the carriage. Relieved from the shafts, he ran widely out Fifth street. About a hundred yards from the corner a baby carriage was being pushed along the pavement, containing the infant child of Mr. Thomas W. Haldeman, in charge of a nurse. The horse was running in the direction of the coach, when the nurse promptly seized the child and removed it from the impending danger. This act was done not a moment too soon, as the horse struck the coach and damaged it badly. The horse was caught at Front and Mill streets after sustaining serious injuries.
The escape of Mr. Stauffer, and the rescue of the child, were equally fortunate, and the nurse showed rare presence of mind and unusual self-possession.

The Columbia Spy
July 31, 1886
Dr. B. F. Minich is making a splendid record as a veterinary surgeon. His usefulness and quick perception have been wonderfully developed during the pluro-pneumonia excitement in Manor.
Mr. C. S. Shuman, farmer of Manor township, called on Thursday to report the death of one of the oldest and best horses in Manor township. He was four years old when Mr. Shuman purchased him, and he has had him in use on the farm for the last 26 years. He worked in single and double harness, worked wherever he was put - whether in light or heavy draft - and like Poor Dog Tray, was ever faithful, gentle and kind, and even "grief could not drive him away." Any child, large enough to hold and handle the lines, could drive him. He was faithful and useful in his last days, and at the age of thirty years, he was used to rake all the grain on Mr. Shuman's farm during the harvest just closed. His pet name was "Sam". He died on Tuesday, and was given a decent horse funeral. The principal mourners were Mr. Shuman's children.

The Columbia Spy
August 7, 1886
There has been no further spread of the pleuro-pneumonia among the cattle in Manor township, and it looks as if the crisis of the disease has been reached and passed.

The Columbia Spy
August 14, 1886
At the meeting held at Central Manor, Manor township, on last Saturday afternoon, to organize the "Manor Mutual Fire Insurance Company, " the following gentlemen were named for officers and directors:
President - John H. Landis
Vice President - A. E. Hostetter
Secretary - M. D. Kendig
Treasurer - E. H. Hershey
Directors - A. D. Hostetter, Benjamin C. Kauffman, John H. Landis, E. H. Hershey, D. Herr, Jacob R. Myers, Levi H. Mann and David Eshleman.
Good name for the company, good names for officers, and good object all around. But to make a mutual company a success, requires careful management, prudent underwriting and not too much of it.

The Columbia Spy
August 21, 1886
More Pleure-Pneumonia
Dr. Brubaker, of Rohrerstown, recently discovered pleuro-pneumonia in a herd of cattle belonging to Cyrus Mann, living on a farm about one and a half miles from Lindeman's place, in Manor township, and made a report of it to Secretary Edge. In consequence of this report, State Veterinary Surgeon Bridge paid a visit to Mr. Mann's on Tuesday, accompanied by Dr. Brubaker, and four head of cattle were killed and nine head inoculated. Dr. Bridge also visited the Reisey herd, and found them getting along nicely.
It is reported from Manor township that lightning rod agents are swindling the farmers. They make a contract, it is said, to furnish the farm house or barn with rods, agreeing to give the first fifty feet for nothing, and charge seventy-five cents a foot for all over the number. But when they come to put up the rods the farmer finds that he had made a contract for rods on every building on the farm, and the bill is correspondingly large.

The Columbia Spy
Sept. 4, 1886
Michael S. Shuman has been appointed administrator of the estate of Geo. Groom, late of Manor township, deceased.

The Columbia Spy
November 20, 1886
From the New Era
David A. Dombach, of Manor township, is now engaged in sinking a shaft on his farm with the expectation of striking a vein of coal. He has already gone down about twenty-five feet and believes that a further depth of twenty-five feet will being satisfactory results. So far the only thing taken out, has been quantities of slate. How Mr. Dombach was led to believe a vein of coal existed where he is sinking the shaft is best known to himself.

A Deluded Treasure Seeker
The mania for searching after hidden treasures has struck in deep on a poor victim who resides near Washington Borough. Not far from that place is the old Shuman farm, on which stands the remains of a building that was destroyed by fire long ago. Frequently, at nigh, may be heard the click of a pickaxe and the scrape of a shovel, as the searcher after hidden treasure cuts his way down beneath the foundation of the old ruins. How he ever got the idea in his head that treasure was buried there is a mystery to those who know him, but he believes it is there, and his nightly labors are evidences of his faith.

The Columbia Spy
December 11, 1886
On Sunday, December 5th, 1886, at Washington, Lancaster County, by the Rev. A. H. Kauffman, Mr. Charles Miller to Miss Mary Shaub, both of Manor township.

June 3, 1887
With the Grossest Frauds on the Ballot Box.
The Sixth Ward Corruption Nowhere
The Ballot Box Stolen and the Ballots All Burned
Dark Work Done In Manor Township

A Woman acting as a Member of the Election Board and Helping to County the Vote - The Anti-Corruption Society on the Track of the Officers of the Election-Suspiciously Large Vote Returned
Ever since the primary election there has been a general belief that gross frauds were perpetrated in the Indian towns district, manor township. Several of the candidates on the ticket headed by Mentzer are believed to have been cheated and ballot box stuffing is alleged. For several years past the primaries in this district have been loosely conducted and many of the prominent citizens were under the impression that the votes were not always counted as cast. For this reason some of the people of the neighborhood have refused to vote at primaries. The recent election in this polling placed showed a large vote and the people became suspicious. They began an investigation, and from what was learned concluded that more votes were returned than cast for certain candidates, and the names of people were taken as voters who were not near the election. These reports have raised considerable talk in the neighborhood, and there is great indignation among the good people of the district.
The election board of his district was composed of the following persons: Judge, Adam Fry: Inspectors, Samuel Henry and Charles Tillman; clerks, E. T. Kauffman and Isaac Kauffman. Under the party rules it is the duty of the election board to turn over the ballot box to the nearest justice of the peace within a reasonable time after the election. The primary in this district was held at the hotel of Jonas Stoner, in Highville, and the nearest justice of the peace was Squire A. R. Witmer. The box was not turned over to the squire and up to Thursday evening the whereabouts of it was unknown, except to the election board and a few others.
The facts of the case and the suspicion of people of the district were made known to Chairman Landis, of the Anti-Corruption society, who begun an investigation aided by the citizens who believed that their rights had been trifled with. Thursday afternoon a meeting was held at Squire Witmer’s office and about a dozen prominent gentlemen were present. They had a talk over the matter and resolved to investigate. A report to the office that the ballot-box was missing was made, Squire Witmer and John H. Landis were instructed to call upon Mr. Fry, judge of the election, for the purpose of securing the ballot box. The meeting then adjourned to meet in the evening at 8o’clock in Walnut Hill school house, and in case the ballot box was secured in the meantime it was to have been opened and the ballots counted.
Late in the afternoon Squire Witmer and John H. Landis called upon Mr. Fry, who told them that the ballot box was at the hotel of Jonas Stoner, at Highville. The gentlemen then called at the hotel and demanded the box from Stoner. The latter asked their authority for taking it, where upon the law on the subject was read to him. Stoner said that the box was no longer there and pretended that he did not know where it was. He was finally cornered and said that if it was any satisfaction to the gentlemen he could tell him where the box was. He then said the box was in the house, but the contents has been burned. Stoner said that his sister had burned the ballots on Sunday morning. When asked why she burned them Stoner said “she did not know any better. We burned them last year. In New York state they always burn them.” The gentlemen demanded the box anyhow, and it was finally given them. The box which was brought was found to be empty and was taken to Squire Witmer’s office. It bears no fresh marks as though it was sealed at all. On account of the heavy storm which set in just before sunset and lasted some time in the evening there was a small attendance at the meeting at the school house. Later quite a number of citizens of the district gathered at Squire Witmer’s office. It was then agreed to postpone the meeting until Thursday evening, June 9, when it will be held in Walnut Hill school house.
A witness has just been discovered who was present at the counting of the votes, after the polls had closed in the district. He says that Lizzie Stoner, a sister of the landlord, assisted the election officers in counting. One of the officers handed her the tickets one after another and she read them off.
The vote of the offices which are believed to have been affected by the frauds in this district are prothonotary, treasurer, commissioner, and delegates. For others, however, the figures seem to be suspiciously high. The vote on prothonotary as returned were as follows: Mentzer, 39 Hartman, 130; McMellen, 15; treasurer, Grissinger, 154; Schafiner, 32; commissioners’, Bitzer, 100; Derrick, 13, Gingrich, 28; Hershey, 63; Landis, 120; Whitaker, 3 and Worth, 41. The vote for delegates was Hart, 88; Long, 131; Walker, 101 and Witmer, 40. For register, Clayton F. Myers led everybody. He had 133 votes, and the next highest was Geyer, who had sixteen votes. The sentiment in this district was strongly in favor of Mr. Myers, however, and the gentleman investigating the matter say that he ran very well and they do not think the figures for him are too high. As to the county commissioner, it is aid that Bitzer, who received 100 votes, was almost unknown to the people of the district. Among the most popular of the candidates for this office in the district were Hershey and Wroth, whose votes, however, are not as large as others.
It is believed that there will be considerable music before this investigation is over, as the men at the back of it are determined to unearth everything that looks like fraud. The sudden turn in affairs by the discovery that the ballots have been burned may complicate things, but it will probably land some person in jail.

The Columbia Spy
June 4, 1887
Will Meet to Investigate
The Intelligencer, which has been promoting this investigation, announces that the anti-corruption society will bring suit against the election officers of the Sixth Ward, "City" and also against the board of the Indiantown election district, Manor township, where much crookedness is alleged to have been discovered. The people down there are aroused, and held a public meeting on Wednesday, to promote the efforts at investigation.

June 4, 1887
John B. Martin, who removed some years ago from Manor township, to Greencastle, Franklin county, met with a serious accident a few day. While riding a horse to a field to bring home the cows, the horse scared at some object, and Mr. Martin was thrown to the ground. One leg was broken, and he was otherwise injured.

Lancaster Intelligencer
June 10, 1887
Prominent Fathers of Manor Township Have a Meeting
They Agree that the Election Officers Should be Prosecuted - Petitioning to Change the Polls from Stoner’s Hotel to the Rural Hall School House
The citizens of the Indiantown election district held another meeting last night to inquire into the frauds, which were perpetrated at the Republican primary. The meeting took place in Walnut Hill school house, where one hundred of the citizens of the district gathered. Martin Overholtzer was elected president of the meeting and Squire A. R. Witmer secretary. Speeches were made by Mr. Overholtzer, John H. Landis, Bachman Herr, Dr. J. L. Mowery and others. It was unanimously agreed to present a petition to the court that the election polls be changed from Jonas Stoner’s hotel, at Highville, to Rural Hall school house. Squire Witmer drew up the petition and it was signed by every one present.
It was the unanimous opinion of those present that the election officers had been guilty of great frauds and they should be prosecuted; they hoped that something would be done in that direction. Quite a large number of affidavits of persons who had voted for different candidates were drawn up and signed. Nearly all of those present seemed to have voted for Worth, Gingrich or Hershey for commissioner, and none could be found who had voted for Blitzer, although 100 votes for him were returned. It was a late hour before the meeting adjourned.
The people of the district are very indignant over the matter, and there are very few who do not think that the election officers were guilty of committing the greatest frauds. No efforts will be spared by the people interesting themselves in the matter. To obtain evidence against the officers. Prosecutions will surely be brought in a short time.
A young man named Kauffman, who was a member of the election board, is credited with being the worst of the party, while Stoner, of the hotel, is the bulldozer. It is said that the only honest election held in this district for some years was just last year, when Joseph D. Pyott want out from Lancaster and acted as a watcher. After that election some of those who had been running things to suit themselves up to that time, swore that they would not be bested in that manner soon again. This year they had sole control and did as they pleased. Before the election one of the members of the board was in this city and openly boasted that he was for the name who would give him the most money, It seems that some of the parties got the “boodle,” and there was a fight over it which had a great deal to do with their exposure. On the night of the election one of the principal men of the election board, who by the way is not blessed with a very good education, was so drunk while the count was proceeding that he could not tell whether he was at an election or a pigeon shoot.
President John H. Landis, of the Anti-corruption association, was in town this morning and said that suits would undoubtedly be brought against the election officers of Indiantown as well as those of the Sixty ward, this city. He says that although the investigation may cause a great deal of disturbances, suits must be brought if the people want honest elections in the future. They now have a good chance to make a move in the right direction.

The Columbia Spy
August 13, 1887
The Return made to the State Treasurer by the Commissioners.
The money on interest and furniture in use in Lancaster county, subject to the three mill tax, amounts to $24,355,631. This is the aggregate for 1887, as footed up by the county commissioners, and returned by them to State Treasurer Quay. Manor township leads all the other townships in the county by a return of $1,385,135. Only two other townships, East Hempfield and East Lampeter, reached the million mark. The heaviest district, however, is the Second Ward, Lancaster city, which exceeds Manor by nearly $345,000.
The commissioners decided to make a return of watches, furniture and pleasure carriages. The total valuation of carriages subject to one percent tax, is $442,923. Of first-class watches, $1,509; second-class, $743; third-class $287. These totals show that the tax due the state from this county for 1887, will be a few hundred dollars less than in 1886, when it aggregated over $80,000.
An Accident
On Tuesday afternoon, Sansom S. Snyder, tinner, in the employ of Mr. Hiram Wilson, met with what might have been a serious accident. He was standing on a scaffold, fifteen feet high around a wind mill tower, on the farm of Joseph Newcomer, in Manor township. The scaffold gave way and Mr. Snyder was thrown to the ground. In his fall his right hand struck a nail, cutting a deep gash, and otherwise bruising the arm and hand.

The Columbia Spy
August 27, 1887
The barn of Henry Heisey, in Manor township, about a mile from the river, was destroyed by lightning on Wednesday, about 11 o'clock. It contained about four hundred bushels of grain, and a large quantity of hay and straw. on insurance. Mr. Heisey is a local preacher of the Dunkard faith. The practice in his church has been to pay fire losses, by voluntary contribution from the members. But at the last annual conference, held in Ohio, in June, permission was granted to discontinue this rule, and to insure in regularly organized and established companies. Mr. Heisey has been considering insurance for some time, and was about to enter into the Manor Local Insurance Company. He deferred too long, and he now suffers the loss of his barn and contents.

The Columbia Spy
November 12, 1887
A Model Farm
Your correspondent took a drive through Central Manor on Monday of this week, on a business trip; and in our wanderings we came to the farm of Mr. Benjamin Kauffman, who, in connection with farming, carries on butchering, and a dairy, through which Mr. Kauffman kindly took us and showed and explained the workings of the machinery, and the making of butter and keeping cream and milk; all of which is so arranged and so clean that one cannot help but see that it is a great improvement over the old way of making butter. The machinery is all run by steam. Mr. Kauffman and family are very generous and obliging. All in all we were royally treated.

The Columbia Spy
November 19, 1887
On Thursday November 17th, at the residence of Cyrus S. Mann, in Manor township, by Bishop Engle, Miss Lizzie E. Graybill daughter of Jacob N. Graybill, to John B. Neisley, of Cumberland county.

The Columbia Spy
December 3, 1887
Died on Friday, November 25th, 1887, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Hersehy, in the 76th year of her age.
On Thursday, November 24th, 1887, Jacob C. Shuman, at the residence of his father, Mr. Amos B. Shuman, of Manor township, in the 58th year of his age. A wife and two children survive him. His funeral took place on Sunday, and was attended by nearly a thousand people. Rev. William Rice, of Washington borough, and Rev. Mr. Brubaker, of Rohrerstown, preached sermons at the funeral.

The Columbia Spy
December 10, 1887
His Cradle and His Bier
Lancaster Inquirer
When Jacob Shuman died, near Washington borough, the other day, his heart made its last expiring throb in the same room, and the very same bed in which he first breathed the breath of life, nearly sixty years ago.
To contemplation’s sober eye,
Such is the race of man: -
And they that creep, and they that fly,
Shall end where they began.

The Columbia Spy
December 17, 1887
On day last week, Charles Rinehart, a boy about 10 years of age, a son of John Rinehart, living on South Fifth street, found a pocket book. It contained two five dollar notes, and a number of valuable papers representing thousands of dollars. The names on the papers showed that they were the property of Mr. David O. Herr, of Manor township. The boy returned the pocket book, as he found it, to Mr. Herr, and was liberally rewarded for his honesty.

The Columbia Spy
January 7, 1888
Died on Friday morning, January 6th, 1888, Mrs. Annie Hershey Knox, wife of Robert S. Knox, of Manor township. The deceased has been ill for some time, but her death was a great surprise to her family and friends. The funeral will take place on next Tuesday, January 10th.

The Columbia Spy
January 14, 1888
The funeral of the late Mrs. Robert S. Knox, of Manor township, who died last Friday, and whose death was briefly, noted in the SPY, was held on Tuesday, at the Old Mennonite meeting house, near Millersville, and was very largely attended. There were several hundred carriages on the grounds. The remains were interred in the burying ground, adjoining that place of worship.

The Columbia Spy
March 3, 1888
On Thursday, Henry Witmer, a painter aged 38 years, committed suicide by hanging, at his home, on the Columbia pike, Manor township, a mile and a half from Mountville.

The Columbia Spy
April 14, 1888
One of the two big canal boats which passed through Columbia this week, on their way to the bay, was badly “stoved” at Sower’s Falls, a short distance north of Safe Harbor. It is lying on the rocks, one end out of water, high as the river is at this time. If the water goes down before the boat is released from the rocks it will be badly strained, and may be ruined.
A Sunday-school was organized at Spring school house, about 1 ½ miles north-east of Creswell, on Sunday, the 8th inst. Quite an interest was manifested in the project and the following officers were elected:
Superintendent - H. G. Witmer
Assistant Superintendent B. Frank Wisler
Secretary Annie Eshleman
Organist Annie Herr
Director of Music - E. K. Hershey
All persons interested in Sunday-school work, without regard to creed are cordially invited to join in with us, successes seems to favor the project.
R. K. Fry, merchant, at Creswell is enlarging his barn, with a 80 foot addition, to store agricultural implements, he being appointed General Agent for the Champion Reaper Company.
David C. Kauffman, blacksmith, is erecting a new blacksmith shop at his premises, adjoining Creswell. He hope he may have a liberal patronage.
Jacob Aierstuck, carpenter, is erecting a tobacco shed, at his place, also a enw house for his brother, at Spring Valley. He will be busily engaged all summer.
Weather too wet to sow oats.
The Delaware shad has made its appearance. The exhilarating notes of the huckster’s horn is daily heard.
Mr. B. Frank Witmer, of Des Moines, Iowa, a noted landscape artist, was the guest of D. O. Wisler, for several weeks, sketching the many beautiful scenes in this neighborhood. Hi is a great traveler, having visited Rome, Paris, Dresden &c., and the greater part of the United States. He departed for Philadelphia on Monday.

The Inquirer
May 5, 1888
Little locals from the Wealthiest Farming District in This County
CRESWELL, May 1. - (Special.) The biggest raft that has been seen here for years passed down the river last week. Our old pilots and raft hands say they never handled one like it. The spars are intended for masts.
Mr. Amos N. Lehman, one of Manor’s foremost teachers, is now attending the Normal. His little boy is with him, in attendance upon the Model school.
Rev. J. B. Essenwein, of Millersville, rides a bicycle. He is leader of the Page literary society’s glee club.
J. A. Wagner, another Manor teacher, has sold his team and is now a pupil under Dr. Mowery of Masonville, studying how to make pills.
J. Rufus Felty and B. K. Witmer have opened summer schools in the school houses they occupied during the winter.
A quarterly conference of the Evangelical Association will be held in the church at Creswell on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th.
David Kauffman has put up a new blacksmith’s hop at Creswell, and is pounding out the mighty dollar on his own hook.

The Columbia Spy
May 5, 1888
Creswell Items
On last Saturday while Jacob Aierstuck, master builder, was assisting his workmen to unload a girder, at the warehouse of R.K. Frey, from the wagon, it suddenly slipped off, striking a short piece of board which hit Mr. Aierstuck on the cheek, nearly knocking him senseless, and cutting a gash several inches long. He is likely to carry a scar after this.
On Tuesday, while M. D. Kendig was returning home from Sulanga, a bolt broke at the buggy, precipitating him to the ground. He was not much injured but was confined to the house for several days. He is now able to be about again.
Mrs. Amos B. Shuman, a highly respected lady, died, after a lingering illness, on Wednesday morning. She will be buried on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Aged 81 years. Interment at the family graveyard.

The Columbia Spy
May 12, 1888
Creswell Items
Sunday, May 6th, the quarterly conference, of Creswell circuit was held in the Evangelical church at Creswell.
A masterly and eloquent sermon, in the German language, was preached by the presiding elder, B. F. Smoyer, in the forenoon. At 2 o'clock the church was again filled and a very interesting children's meeting was held. In the evening Rev. B. F. Smoyer again preached, in the English language, from Luke 15-10. The sermon abounded in telling points and convincing argument and we hope the vast audience which was present was spiritually benefited.
Marriage Bells
Immediately after the close of the service it was announced that a marriage service was to be pronounced. This was quite an innovation at Creswell, being the first one held in the church since it was built.
The groom was Mr. Edward Kauffman, of Creswell, the bride, Mrs. Rhoda Household, nee Segrist, of Delta, York county, Pa. The bride and groom, accompanied by John C. Wagner as groomsman, with Miss Deliah Kauffman as bridesmaid, marched into the church to the music of a wedding march, played by Miss Effie Mann, on the organ. Rev. Wormkessel, pastor in charge, then read the beautiful marriage service of the Evangelical church, and after they were pronounced man and wife they again filed out of church to the music of the organ, followed by the admiring gaze of the large audience and the best wishes of a host of friends.
On Sunday, May 6th, Rev. U. H. Hershey, a prominent minister of the Evangelical church, died at Lebanon, Pa. of diphtheria. Deceased was born near Creswell and spent his boyhood in that vicinity. After teaching school several years he entered the ministry about twelve years ago, and was considered a very deep student in Theology. He was a self-made man in the full sense of the word, having attended Millersville Normal school only one term.
He was buried at Creswell cemetery on Thursday, May 10th. The sermon was preached by Elder C. S. Harman. The church was draped in mourning and the motto, "Labor Ended and Glory Begun" was beautifully entwined in festoons of crape in the rear of the pulpit which also was draped. Deceased was 42 years old and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. "H."

A couple of nights ago some thief paid a visit to the smokehouse of John H. Lintner, of Manor township, and succeeded in getting off with 15 nice hams.

The Inquirer
July 21, 1888
SMITH - BINKLEY, June 28, 1888, in Washington borough, by Rev. A. H. Kauffman, John W. Smith and Miss Sadie Binkley, both of Manor township.
Deaths in Manor Township
CRESWELL, July 18 (Special) Obed Strickler died on Sunday morning at his farm, near Creswell store. He was one of the oldest and best known men in this section of Manor township and had farmed here for many years. He was buried today.

The Lancaster Inquirer
July 28, 1888
The Millersville Pike is "a Little Mint" that pays.
News from Country Districts Sent to our Correspondents
Millersville, July 26 - For years the Manor turnpike has been a prolific source of revenue to the people who own its stock, "a little mint," as one of those people expressed it several years ago. It has paid as high as 20-percent dividend per annum, and its stock, whose par value is 50, is selling to-day (when it can be bought at all) at 155. But there is one determined man among the many who are obliged to use that highway who has made up his mind that it is unfair that a corporation should be able to collect tolls that pay such dividends and that he will block that game, if possible. For weeks the new owners of the Slackwater paper mill have been hauling big loads of materials over the pike, and their bill for tolls has amounted to about $80. This, however, the manager has refused to pay, alleging that the road does not meet the requirements of the law as to width and condition. "I'll close the gate on you." said the gate-keeper. "Lets see you do it" was the reply, "then I'll have my wagon turned round, hitch a chain to the gates and tear them off their hinges. Let our company sue me then, and we'll see what'll come of it. I'm going to fight your road for the benefit of the community." The gates are yet open and the paper-mill wagons go through without paying. The toll-gage must go. Free turnpikes are bound to come.
Otto F. Reese and his son, Charles, are tinners and roofers in this village. They have been working for some time at putting up spouting in Safe Harbor on the houses of the rolling mill company. Last week Charles was up at the top of a 30-foot ladder when that affair concluded to break, and the young man descended with more haste and less gracefulness than he went up, yet, wonderful to say, landed with no bones broken and only a lot of bruises. He probably couldn't do the same thing again if he were to try.
Miss Jane E. Leonard paid the Normal a visit the other day. In 1875 she left her situation there as teacher in history to make a similar situation in the State Normal School at Indiana, Pa., where she has been ever since.
Citizen J. R. Wallick once in a while pauses in his mad career as a teacher or a tobacco farmer to reflect upon his childhood days amid the beloved Chincapin bushes and buckwheat fields of his ancestral hills in York county. When the longing grows too great to be resisted, he throws down the imperial hickory scepter or the bucolic hoe and rushes madly away to the Democratic stronghold where he was born. All the foregoing is simply to explain that Mr. Wallick is now visiting his parents, brothers and sisters in that county.

The Columbia Spy
August 18, 1888
Mr. John S. Mann, of Manor township, who has been seriously ill, is convalescent, and is out of danger. This will be gratifying news to many anxious friends.
Senator Stehman, who has been very ill, has also so far recovered as to be able to drive out.
Ex-County Treasurer William Roberts died of Quincy at his home in Manor township, a mile east of Mountville, between twelve and one o'clock on Sunday morning, after a few days illness, in the 66th year of his age. Mr. Roberts learned the trade of shoemaking with Henry May, in Mountville, when a young man and followed that business until 1870. He was elected county treasurer in 1809 and served in 1870 and 1871, and upon his retirement from the office returned to his bench. For many years he was tax collector of West Hempfield township. He was a staunch Republican, a good citizen, and highly respected by all who knew him.

The Columbia Spy
September 8, 1888
The Manor U.B. camp-meeting, at Highville, will continue until Thursday, September 13th. Rev. M. P. Doyle, D. D., of Reading, will preach to-morrow (Sunday), at 10 o'clock, a. m., and 3 o'clock, p.m. A Children's Meeting will be held at 1:30 o'clock, p.m.
Special train on the Columbia & Port Deposit Railroad on to-morrow (Sunday) at 8 o'clock, a.m.

The Columbia Spy
October 26, 1888
On Thursday afternoon, while Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Kauffman, of Highville, were returning home from the Columbia market, they met with a fatal accident. While crossing a bridge below Washington borough, an axle of their wagon broke. Mrs. Kauffman was thrown out of the carriage. He head struck a stone, from the force of which she became unconscious, and remained so until evening when she died.

The Columbia Spy
November 17, 1888
Franklin Cristy, a well-known resident of this place, died at his home, on Manor street, on Saturday morning, in the fifty-fourth year of his age. Mr. Cristy was ill less than a week with pneumonia, which resulted in death. The deceased was a native of Lancaster county, having been born near Safe Harbor. He came to Columbia when twenty-five years of age, and has since resided here. By trade he was a carpenter, and has been employed in the planning mill of John B. Bachman, since moving to Columbia. He was a member of Orion Lodge, No. 876, of Odd Fellows, and an active worker of that organization. He has always been an ardent Democrat and a hard worker for his party. He was much beloved in a large circle of friends, and in his death the town loses a good, industrious citizen. A wife and four children -one son and three daughters -survive. Mr. Cristy was janitor of the Cherry street school building for a year. That was the only public office he ever held.
Mr. J. B. Bachman sends the Spy the following tribute to the memory of Mr. Cristy:
The deceased was a native of Lancaster county, having been born in Pittsburg, a small hamlet near Safe Harbor. He was a carpenter by occupation and was employed from 1865 to 1880 by Bachman & Dehuff, and from the latter period by Bachman & Forry, until his death. Mr. Cristy was a man of excellent moral character. His conscientious and sterling honesty would have fitted him for any position where responsibility was required. In early manhood he was a Republican, and voted for Abraham Lincoln, to which he sometimes referred with pride. For some cause, during the reconstruction of the Southern States, he espoused the cause of the Democratic party, with which he acted ever since. In his partisan predilections he was a man of strong feeling, but his great conscientiousness restrained him, leaving him always a good citizen. In his death our community has lost an excellent citizen and a good man. he leaves to mourn his loss a wife, and four children-George, Miss Frances, at teacher in our public schools, and two younger sisters, Misses Alice and May.

The Columbia Spy
Dec. 25, 1888
Post Script
Henry Murray and R. A. Frey, road supervisors of Manor township, were brought before an alderman on Wednesday, charged with neglect of duty. They gave bail for trial at Court.

The Columbia Spy
April 20, 1889
On Wednesday, before the Criminal Court, Mary Washington, not Martha, of Columbia, was placed on trial, charged with the larceny of wearing apparel from Rosa Wilson, at Highville, on March 15th, last. She was sent to jail.
George Wilson pleaded guilty to the burglary at Habecker's, in Manor township. Watson alleges that he waited outside the house, while Cole and Craig, his companions, entered the house. Sentence was deferred. Watson will appear as a witness against his "pals", who went inside.

The Columbia Spy
June 22, 1889
Windom is the name of a new post-office in Manor township. Thus fame is centered in a local post-office.

The Columbia Spy
July 27, 1889
Arrangements have been made on the Pennsylvania Railroad, to sell excursion tickets to Safe Harbor from Lancaster and intermediate points, for the Highville camp-meeting, which commenced on July 25th. A hack will meet all trains at Safe Harbor, and take passengers to the camp ground, three miles distant for 15 cents

The Columbia Spy
August 24, 1889
How People Get Hurt
On Monday afternoon, John H. Herr, son of David Herr, of Manor township, had the big toe of his left foot badly mashed, on Manor street. Mr. Herr was hauling a load of wheat to Maulfair & Co.'s mill, and the wagon accidentally passed over his foot. Dr. Livingston was summoned and dressed the wound.

The Columbia Spy
Nov. 30, 1889
Abraham Mumma, a well-known farmer of Manor township, died suddenly on Sunday morning, at his residence, on the Lancaster and Columbia turnpike, about six miles east of Columbia. Mr. Mumma was 71 years old, and was a well-known member of the Mennonite church.

The Lancaster New Era
December 11th, 1890
KREADY, December 10th, 1890, in Manor township, Henry C. Kready, in his sixty-first year.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence near the Columbia turnpike, about three miles west of Lancaster city on Sunday afternoon at 10 o'clock. Internment at the family burial ground.

New Era
December 8,1894
A Small Blaze in the Manor
A member of Benjamin B. Herr's family, residing between Millersville and Letort , in Manor township, about eight o'clock on Friday evening discovered that a good sized frame building used principally as a wood shed was on fire. As nothing could be done to save it was burned to the ground, and a considerable quantity of wood and coal and several sets of harness were burned. The cause of the fire is not known.

New Era
April 2, 1897
Christian H. Breneman, a Retired Farmer, Passes Away Very Suddenly
Christian H. Breneman, a retired farmer and highly-respected citizen residing near Safe Harbor, died very suddenly from heart failure on Thursday, while sitting in a chair at home. He had been in his usual state of health, apparently, and his sudden death was a great shock to his family. His daughter, Anna, saw him apparently sleeping in his chair with the Bible in his lap about twenty minutes before it was found that he was dead. He was in the sixty-eighth year of his age. The children surviving him are Jacob, at home; Barbara, wife of Henry S. Kendig, residing near Millersville; William, residing near Safe Harbor; and Annie, at home. The funeral will take place at nine o'clock on Sunday morning from the late home of the deceased, burial being made an hour later at the Old Mennonite Meeting House at Masonville.
Coroner Shank held an inquest over the remains this morning and from the evidence given by Dr. J. L. Mowery the jury rendered a verdict of death from heart disease and apoplexy.

New Era
August 7, 1900
The Manor Lyceum
A midsummer farmers' meeting of the Manor Lyceum was held on Thursday evening last, in the old Locust Grove school house. Mr. David H. Landis, of Windom, read an excellent paper on "The San Jose Scale." We hope Mr. Landis will have his paper put into print, as it is a subject of general interest among our farmers, E. K. Hershey answered the question, "Does Farming Pay in Pennsylvania ?" M. D. Frey was the reciter of the evening, giving a dialect sketch. The debate, "Resolved, that the United States has reached its zenith." was discussed affirmatively, by D. H. Landis and Willis Hershey; negatively, by Harry G. Huber and Aldus Shellenberger. The judges decide affirmatively, while the house decided negatively. The Manor Lyceum Review was read by A. H. Shellenberger. The organization is fortunate in having a mandolin club. It is composed of the following: Mandolins, F. H. Herr, Albert Derstler, Milton Frey and E. H. Shuman; guitar, H. G. Huber. The Lyceum officers at present are: Abram Kendig, of Millersville, President; C. D. Gehr, of Creswell, Secretary; H. G. Huber of Creswell, Critic; and John D. Lutz, Jr., of Spring Valley, Treasure. The last meeting was one of enthusiasm and interest, as well as full of entertainment and spice. The next meeting, to be held on Thursday, August 16, promises to be one of special interest. The question for debate will be, "Resolved, That the average young man of to-day has greater opportunities to make life a success financially than his forefathers." Referred questions will be answered by M. K. Strebig and Dr. J. L. Mowery. An essay will be read on "The Future Farmer." This will be another farmers meeting.
Sunday School Picnic
The Creswell Evangelical Sunday-school will hold their annual picnic on Saturday, August 18, in Zachariah Witmer's grove, near Highville. The Mountville Band will furnish the music for the occasion. A free dinner will be served to all. A general invitation is extended.

The Inquirer
February 23, 1901
WIGGINS, George Sherman, 7 months-old child of Benjamin, Feb. 18, near Creswell.

Lancaster Inquirer
May 17, 1902
Died Suddenly
An Aged Native of Manor Township, in This City, Wednesday.
At the home of one of her daughters, in this city, Mrs. Christian K. Miller died on Wednesday evening of heart failure, a sudden attack, a short time after eating supper. She was in her 79th year; was born in Manor but for many years lived in Conestoga. Her husband died 20 or more years ago. Her children are Susan, wife of John Graver, Conestoga township; Mary, wife of Michael Christ, Manor township; Martha of this city, and Viola, with whom she made her home. The body will be taken to Conestoga Center for internment.

October 31, 1902
Found Dead
Harrison B. Shue, of Windom, Died Suddenly of Apoplexy
Harrison B. Shue, a prominent citizen of Manor township, died very suddenly this morning at his home at Windom post office. He was in his usual health on Thursday up to the time that he retired. His wife arose early this morning, and after she had breakfast prepared she called to her husband. She received no answer and going up to his room she found him dead. An investigation shoed that he had died from a stroke of Apoplexy. He had a stroke once before, but fully recovered from it. He was a wagon maker, and carried on that business at Windom, where he has lived for the past twenty-five years, having gone there from Safe Harbor. Besides a wife he leaves the following children: Bertha, William, Morris and Blanche. The funeral will take place on Monday.

New Era
January 4, 1906
Sudden Death of Benj. K. Breneman, of Manor Township
Benjamin K. Breneman, one of the leading citizens of Manor township, died suddenly Wednesday morning at the Masonville Mennonite Church. He had gone to the church to attend a missionary meeting, and was stricken with heart disease, falling over and expiring in a few minutes. The deceased lived near Creswell, and was about seventy years old. He was a farmer by occupation, but retired some years ago. His wife, who was a Miss Neff, and the following children survive; Benjamin N., of near Masonville; Amos N., of Spring Valley; Joseph N. of East Hempfield; Jacob N., of Lancaster Junction; Henry N., on the old homestead, and Susan, wife of David Witmer of Highville. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at nine o'clock at the house and ten o'clock at the Masonville Mennonite Church.

New Era
January 6, 1906
Death of David S. Herr, One of the County's Oldest and Best Known Citizens
David S. Herr, a well-known and highly-respected citizen, died on Friday afternoon at five o'clock, at his home, near Mountville, from the effects of a paralytic attack. He was stricken on Christmas. Deceased was born on the old homestead, near Millersville, June 14, 1816, and was therefore, in his ninetieth year. He was a farmer all his life, and for many years resided near Donerville. Mr. Herr was a member of the Old Mennonite Church. His wife, who died thirty-eight years ago at the age of forty-four years, was Miss Elizabeth Denlinger, Mr. Herr was a brother of Mrs. Mary Bausman, of Lancaster; Rudolph S., ice manufacturer, on the Columbia turnpike; Abram S., living on the old homestead, near Millersville. The children of the deceased are Mrs. Fannie Gamber and Daniel D., of the Fairview Nursery, near Lancaster, and David D., and John D., near Mountville. There are sixteen grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 12: 30 o'clock, from the house, with services at two o'clock at the Millersville Mennonite Church, interment being made in the graveyard adjoining.

April 24, 1906
Harnish Lizzie, wife of Henry and daughter of John Sloat of Manor, Apr. 20, in this city, of bilious colic, after 1 day's illness, aged 30; left 1 child.
Grebinger, Henry, tollgate keeper on the Millersville and Slackwater pike and for 18 years a Manor teacher, Apr. 21, at Millersville, suddenly, of neuralgia of the heart, aged 78; left wife and 3 children; funeral this afternoon.
Hoak, Joseph, formerly of Lancaster, (a union Soldier in the 122nd Regiment) April 16, in Galt, Ill., aged 62.

The Inquirer
May 25, 1907
KAUFFMAN-FREY - By Rev. Thos. Knecht, May 23, at Creswell, E. L. Kauffman and Daisy E. Frey.
The Inquirer
May 2, 1908
BRENNER-FRY By Rev. H. M. Troutman, Apr. 23, in Millersville, Howard F. Brenner and Minnie W. Fry, both of Manor.
WALK, Henry, at home of his son Benj. in Manor, Apr. 23, of asthma, aged 81; left 8 married children.

Lancaster Inquire
May 9, 1908
FRY, Rudolph, who some years ago removed from Manor to East Drumore, May 1, of apolexy, after 1 nights unconsciousness, aged 83; left second wife, 9 children and many grandchildren.

May 23, 1908
ORTMAN - Henrietta, wife of Isaac, in Manor twp., May 19, of paralysis, after 12 hours illness, aged 59; left 8 adult children.

Lancaster Inquirer
May 30, 1908
MYERS, Rev. Abraham R., in this city, May 23, of Bright's disease, after 3 years of ill health, aged 58; left wife and 3 adult children; interred at Mountville. He was born in Manor, and for 12 years was a teacher in Manor and Manheim township ; then engaged in the general merchandise business at Mountville and continued in it for some years. He founded a Sunday school at Centreville, under the direction of the United Brethren church. He was ordained a minister in 1896, and when the Sunday school was organized into a church he became pastor and filled the charge for some years. He was for a time pastor of the Centenary U. B. church at Steelton, and in October last was assigned to Covenant U.B. church of this city. He retired three weeks ago owing to ill health, and was succeeded by Rev. Charles E. Pilgrim.

GARDNER, Susan, wife of John, in Manor twp., May 25, in her 71st year; left 2 married children.

The Inquirer
October 24, 1908
Mrs. Henry Souders of Conestoga Centre is the Woman
She has 58 Living Descendants
Is Well Known in Manor Township Where She Lived for Very Many Years.
Born in Conestoga Township on the 30th of October, 1898, Mary Ann Souders (widow of Henry Souders) will see her 100th birthday next Friday, if she lives till that time. She has been confined to the house for the past 10 days or more, having caught a severe cold; but as her constitution is quite vigorous for one of her advanced age, she may live to see more birthdays.
The aged woman is the daughter of John and Barbara Kindig, both of whom passed away many years ago. marrying Henry Souders of Manor township in the year that saw Andrew Jackson take the presidency, she left Conestoga township and settled on a farm in the vicinity of the Spring Valley schoolhouse, in Manor. There the Souders had their home for many years, and there Henry died about 25 years ago. After his death, the widow went back to Conestoga, and there she and her granddaughter, Annie K. Souder, have been living for some years.
Mrs. Souders has 58 living descendants. Her children are Mrs. Hiram Shuman of Rossmere, Henry Sounders of Pequea township, John Souders of Safe Harbor, and Abram Souders of Rossmere. There are 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grand children and 4 great-great grand children. Mrs. Shuman is the oldest of the children, she is 71; her brother Abram, aged 62 is the youngest.

The Inquirer
December 29, 1908
John D. Brubaker
John D. Brubaker died at 12:15 o’clock to-day at his home at Hambright’s on the Columbia turnpike, from a complication of diseases. The deceased was born in Dauphin county on February 8, 1837, and his parents were the late Jacob and Catharine D. Brubaker. He was a farmer and for forty years farmed in Manor township. He was well known and was a member of the Old Mennonite church. His wife, whose maiden name was Landis and the following children survive: Isaac, of East Hempfield township; Mary, at home; Jacob of Manor township and John, of Manor township. A sister, Fannie, wife of David Chambers, of Kready's post office, also survives. The funeral will take place on Friday morning at nine o’clock at the house, with services at the Millersville Mennonite meeting house, at ten o’clock and interment in the adjoining cemetery.

New Era
December 30, 1908
Death of Mrs. Mary A. Kready
Mary A. Kready, widow of the later Henry Kready, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at the home of her nephew, Martin F. Hank, near Hershey’s Mill, in Manor township, one mile southeast of Mountville, from a complication of diseases, , in her seventy-second year. She had been sick about a month. Her parents were the late John G. and Mary (White) Gamble. She was born in Conestoga township. For many years during her married life she had resided on a farm near the Central Manor Hotel. Her husband has been dead eight years,. She was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Lehman, of Lancaster. The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday morning at 11:30 o’clock, with services at two o’clock at the Reformed Mennonite Church at Landisville, where interment will be made.

The Inquirer
January 2, 1909
KREADY, Mary A., widow of Henry, in Manor twp., Dec. 30, at home of Martin F. Hauk, aged 71; internment this after at Landisville.
BRUBAKER, John D., for 40 years a Manor township farmer, Dec. 29, at Hambright's, aged 71; left wife and 4 children; interred at Millersville.

January 6, 1909
Mrs. Elizabeth Mellinger
Columbia, Jan. 7 Elizabeth, wife of Henry Mellinger, died at the family residence, 620 Walnut street, on Wednesday after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. The deceased was in her fortieth year and was a daughter of the late H. H. Ament. The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, Ira, of the Western Union Telegraph company’s office, and Elizabeth. There also survives a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Elmer Eshleman and Amos Ament, of Columbia, and Elias Ament of Rohrerstown. The body will be taken to Highville on Saturday afternoon, where services will be held and interment made.

Daily Intelligencer
January 12, 1909
Benjamin Kuhns
Benjamin Kuhns, a retired farmer, died on Monday at the home of Benjamin Shenk, near Letort, from pneumonia, aged seventy-three years. Mrs. Shenk is an only daughter. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at nine o’clock from his late home, with services at ten o’clock at the Masonville church.

The Inquirer
January 23, 1909
MANN, John (formerly of Manor), Jan. 15 in York hospital, of typhoid fever, aged 37; left wife and 2 children.

Daily Intelligencer
April 5, 1909
Henry B. Bausman.
Henry B. Bausman, died on Saturday evening at his home, near Bausman postoffice, Manor township, after a long illness. He was fifty years old, a son of Mr. Barbara and the late Henry Bausman. He died on the farm on which he was born, and on which he lived all his life. In addition to farming he was engaged in the leaf tobacco business. His wife died twenty-one years ago. He was a member of Zion Reformed church, of Millersville. Miss Barbara Bausman, of Manor; Mrs. Sarah A. Snyder, of Mt. Joy, and mrs. Alice Kefer, of Chambersburg, are sisters. John J. Bausman, of Manor, and Frank B., of Lancaster township are brothers of deceased.

May 1, 1909
HAWES, Benj. T., born in Manor, died in this city, Apr. 24 at the home of friends, of heard disease, 10 weeks after breaking one of his legs in a fall, aged 68 and single; interred at Creswell; funeral held at the house of his nephew, Ephraim H. Dorstler.

Lancaster Inquirer
May 8, 1909
ZEAMER, Jacob, a Manor farmer, April 29, after a long illness, aged 77; left wife, 6 children, 10 grandchildren; interred at Millersville.

Daily Intelligencer
May 10, 1909
Found Dead In Bed Martin W. Dambauch, of Manor Township Expires
Martin W. Dambauch, son of Amos Dambauch, was found dead in bed at his home in Manor township, about 7 o’clock this morning by his nephew, Irwin Dambauch, who slept with him. Deputy Coroner Strine, of Columbia, made an investigation and found that death was due to internal hemorrhages, and that Dambauch had expired about 3 o’clock.
Deceased had been in ill health for several years. He was 28 years old. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Albert, of Columbia; Laura, wife of Elmer Jackson, of Trenton, N.J.; Harry, of Mountville; Mrs. Mabel Aston, of Maryland; Anna, Earl and Ella, at home.
The funeral will take place at 9 o’clock on Monday morning from his late home with services at 10 o’clock at Habecker’s meeting house.

Lancaster Inquirer
May 29, 1909
After Many Days
In 1900 Herbert Mann of Manor township cut his name and the date on the shell of a land turtle. Last week Harry Peters, who farms in the neighborhood of the Manns, found the turtle on his farm. He cut his initials and date on the shell and turned his tuttleship loose once more.

May 29, 1905
Christian M. Kauffman
Christian M. Kauffman died on Saturday afternoon at his home in Letort, Manor township. Deceased was a son of Benjamin and Anna Kauffman, and was in the sixty-ninth year of his age. He was a farmer up to the year 1881, when he retired. He was a member of the Mennonite church, and a well known and highly respected citizen. In politics he was a staunch Democrat, Samuel M. Kauffman, of Millersville, and Reuben M. Kauffman, residing near Letort, are brothers, and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, with he he lived, a sister of the deceased. The funeral will take place on Tuesday with services at the house at 9 o’clock, and at Masonville church at 9:30 o’clock.

New Era
December 30, 1909
BRUBAKER, on December 29, 1908, in Manor township, John D. Brubaker, in his seventy-second year.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from this late home opposite Hambright’s Hotel, on the Columbia turnpike, on Friday morning at nine o’clock. Services at the Mennonite Church at Millersville at ten o’clock. Interment at cemetery adjoining church.

KREADY. On December 30, 1908, in Manor township. Mary A. (Gamble), wife of the late Henry Kready, in her seventy-second year.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectively invited to attend the funeral from the home of her nephew by marriage, Martin E. Hank, in Manor township, one mile south-east of Mountville, on Saturday forenoon at 11:30 o’clock. Services at the Reformed Mennonite Church at Landisville at two o’clock. Interment at cemetery adjoining church.

The Inquirer
November 11, 1911
ECKMAN, Abram, born near Safe Harbor but since 1874 residing near Columbia, died Nov. 2, of paralysis, a few hours after being stricken, aged 79; left wife and 10 children - Mrs. H. M. Glessnser, West Fairview; Daniel and Bertha at home; Mrs. Harry McClure, Marietta; Henrietta, Radnor; Effie, Phila.; Noah, a train dispatcher at Wilmington; Mrs. Albert Shuman, Lancaster; Mrs. Ray Smith, Enola; Harvey employed in the navy yard at Washington D.C.

The Inquirer
July 5, 1913
STAMAN-SAWYER By Rev. Dr. Gaw, June 24, in Washington, D. C., Edw. H. Staman (son of E.H. Staman of Manor) and Pearl Sawyer.

The Inquirer
July 19, 1913
Benjamin Warfel of Manor township was driving on West James street, this city, on Monday evening. His horse ran away and on Columbia avenue fell, breaking one of his legs. A bullet put him out of pain permanently.

Daily Intelligencer
December 29, 1913
Mrs. Martha Baer
Mrs. Martha Baer, widow of Benjamin Baer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Gall, in Rapho township, yesterday morning. The deceased was a resident of Manor township, but was visiting her daughter at the time of her death. The deceased was 74 years of age and was a member of Stehman’s U.B. church. Besides the daughter with who she was living, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. William Eshleman and Mrs. Albert Kauffman. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Albert Kauffman.
Joseph McDonald
Joseph McDonald died on Sunday evening at his home in Manor township from a complication of diseases superinduced by the infirmities of old age. He had been ill for ten days and was in the eightieth year of his age. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in company 178th Pennsylvania infantry. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth whose maiden name was Amend and one son, Abram K. McDonald, a farmer.
John B. Neff
John B. Neff, died on Sunday at his home in Highville, after a year’s illness from a complication of diseases. He was 66 years old, and was a raftsman for many years. After retiring from that occupation he engaged in framing and continued in it until his death. He was a member of the Highville U.B. Church. His wife and two daughters, Mrs. David Baker, of Safe Harbor, and Mrs. David Eshleman of Highville, survive. Solomon Neff of Cresswell, is a brother , and his sisters are: Mrs. Henry Ehaff, of York county; Mrs. John Shertzer and Mrs. John Glick, both of Millersville. His funeral will be held on Wednesday with services at the house at 1 o’clock, and at the Highville U.B. Church at 2 o’clock.

December 31, 1913
David F. Binkley
David F. Binkley died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J..N. Herr on Tuesday At 3 a.m. Mrs. Herr resides one mile south west of Millersville. Mr. Brinkley died of heart trouble, he had been ill for four weeks. He was 87 years old, born Oct. 26, 1826 in Manor township. He was engaged in farming from a young man, retiring 18 years ago.
He was a member of Stehman’s Memorial U.B. church for 42 years. His survivors are: his wife, who was Mary C. Shelman, of Creswell, before marriage and the following children: Mrs. Shenk, of Waynesborho, Pa.; Mrs. Fanny Mc Devitt, of Safe Harbor: David Binkley, Jr., of Safe Harbor; Mrs. Mary Keeport, of Millersville; Jacob Binkley, of Dayton, O.; Aaron E. Binkley, Isiah E. Binkley, Lancaster: Mrs. Alice Herr, near Millersville and Abram E. Binkley, of Neffsville.
The following brothers and one sister also survive: Henry F., of Manor township: John, of Lebanon, Mrs. Mary Reese, of Lancaster. He is also survived by 30 grand children and 20 great grand children.
Brief services at the home at 12:30 Friday. Services at Stehman’s Memorial U.B. church at 1:30; internment in cemetery of church

Lancaster Inquirer
January 6, 1917
Gontner, Cyrus S., at the home of his son-in-law, John W. Herr, at Highville, Dec. 29, aged 77.

Lancaster Inquirer
April 28, 1917
Millersville Pike's a Mint
Stockholders Have Been Getting 40 Per Cent Dividends
An argument in favor of abolishing toll roads, or at least reducing their charges, is given in developments following the Lancaster Automobile Club's attack on the charter of the Lancaster and Millersville turnpike owners.
Last year the club secured an order from the Public Service Commission to have the company place its roadway in first-class condition by November 1. Later a five-month extension was granted. The time has expired and the road is still in bad condition.
The proceedings before the commission developed that the company is restricted to paying 8 percent dividend on the stock, but has been paying an average of 40 percent for years. One year 150 percent was paid, it is alleged.
Recently one-third of the road was sold to the city of Lancaster, and instead of using that money for reducing the outstanding stock; it is alleged that it was divided among the directors.

The Inquirer
June 1, 1918
Obituary Notes
FANNIE S. LINDEMAN, at the home of J. C. Habecker, in her 92nd year, leaving one brother.

The Inquirer
June 1, 1918
One of the great airplanes that carry mail between New York and Washington lost its way in fog and clouds on Wednesday and dropped from the sky into a filed at Letort, near the farm of Bank President Benj. E. Mann. A supply of gasoline was secured and the aviator soon rose toward heaven and sped away, leaving a crowd of curious sightseers behind.

The Inquirer
June 22, 1918
Obituary Notes
BENJAMIN B. SHELLENBERGER, a Manor township farmer, at Creswell June 17, in his 67th year, leaving wife and two sons.

The Inquirer
August 3, 1918
Obituary Notes
Peter H. Shuyler, formerly a Manor township farmer, stricken with paralysis while at concreting work at Lancaster July 29, died in a few hours aged 62, left wife, three daughters and a son in the U.S. navy.

Daily Intelligencer
August 14, 1918
Central Manor Camp to Open Saturday
Central Manor camp will open Saturday evening, August 17th, and close Sabbath evening, August 25th. The Bible Readings will be in charge of Rev. O. M. Kraybill, of Middletown. The Young People’s meeting will be in charge of Rev. B.L.C. Baer, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. The Children’s Meeting will be in charge of Mrs. H. S. Garling, of Philadelphia, Pa. An automobile will meet passengers at Mountville.

Daily Intelligencer
August 19, 1918
Crowds in Attendance at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting
Mountville. Aug, 19 - Not withstanding the threatening weather conditions several thousand persons to-day were in attendance at the first Sunday’s services of the twenty-sixth annual Central Manor camp meeting. All the services of the day were largely attended. The opening of the camp on Saturday night found forty of the cottages occupied. The services of the opening night were in charge of the Rev. Daniel Eckert, of Findlay, Ohio. There was a song service conducted by H. I. Carmichael, Marysville, choirmaster. Mrs. D. E. Bitner was the pianist. She was assisted by Mrs. J. J. Stauffer.
The Rev. W. Scott Sturgen, Goldboro, York county, who preached at the morning services, had for his subject, “What think Ye of Christ”. He expressed the thought that while the world looks to Christ as a good man, his divinity is not generally accepted. “If Christ is not divine, then the world should in these centuries have produced another, which is it has thus far failed to do, showing that Christ was far above ordinary humanity and divine“, he challenged. He quoted scriptural references as to Christ’s divinity; the testimony of Christ’s friends; and that of Pilate; Christ’s own claim; God’s acknowledgement, and the miracles.
In the afternoon a children’s service was conducted by Mrs. H. S. Garling, Philadelphia. The afternoon sermon was delivered by the Rev. O. F. Kraybill, Middletown. There was a young people’s meeting at 7:15 p.m., and the evening sermon was delivered by the Rev. I. A. MacDonald, who when pastor of the Washington boro church, inaugurated the sessions here.
The special feature of the week’s meetings in the grove will be the missionary meeting to be held on next Thursday. John Yernanian, a native Armenian, who is preparing to return to his county as a missionary, will speak, as well also Miss Edith Nissley, Landisville, who will leave for India in the fall as a missionary.

The Inquirer
October 5, 1918
NEFF-KENDIG. By Rev. Martin Groff, Sept 24 at the bride’s home in Manor, in the presence of 80 friends, Chester C. Neff of Washington Boro and Mary H. Kendig.

January 12, 1926
John C. Newcomer
John C. Newcomer, aged 83 years, died Monday evenings at 8 o’clock at his home in Manor township, hear Franklin school.
He is survived by his widow, Susan E., by two children, Edna Ha. And John H. at home., and by a sister Catherine Mellinger, of West Lampeter. The funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be at Mountville.

New Holland Clarion
May 24th, 1935
G.A.R. Veteran, 98, Dies

Edward Eshleman, ninety-eight-year-old Civil War veteran, died of infirmities at 3:30 p.m., Friday, at the home of a son-in-law, Adam H. Miller, at Creswell, Manor Township, with whom he resided.
Mr. Eshleman served in Company B., 214th Regiment, Pennsylvania infantry. He was a member of the Creswell Evangelical Church for forty-two years.
Surviving him are four children: John F. Eshleman, Letort; B. Frank Eshleman, Creswell; Mrs. Alice F. Shertzer, Millersville, and Lemuel F. Eshleman, Highville. Twenty-one grandchildren, fourty-two great grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Private funeral services were held at the Miller home Monday at 1:30 p. m., followed by services in the Creswell Evangelical church at 2 p.m. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.