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Graudenz, West Prussia, Records

  • US BCMLA 06/MF.MSS.236
  • Collection
  • 1803-1806

digitized from microfilm MF MSS 236 which apparently is the same as LDS microfilm 1344434
also in elecrec/acc230

I. Hauptabteilung: Gen. Directorium (General-Ober-Finanz-Krieges- und Domänendirektorium) Abt. 9. Westpreussen und Netzedistrikt c. Ämtersachen und Ämterverpachtungssachen, 1722-1816 Nr.77 Graudenz vol. 1: Acta betrefs die Veranschlagung und anderweite Austhuung der Grundstücke in Kommerau, Amt Graudenz 1806, 5 pages vol. 2: Einrichtungsakten Amt Graudenz, Mühlenconsignation 1803/04. These were apparently at Merseburg when they were filmed. Presumably they are now in the Geheime Staatsarchiv in Berlin.

Prussia (Kingdom). Generaldirektorium

Wilhelm Lange Correspondence

  • US BCMLA 00/MF.MSS.139
  • Collection
  • 1815-1820

Microfilmed letters from Lange to Peter Wedel. Location of some originals unknown.

Digitized at

Dates of letters:

12 April 1815

5 June 1815

1 September 1816

11 March 1818

25 February 1819

one undated

30 July 1819

6 February 1820

Lange, Wilhelm, 1765-1841

Schwetz, West Prussia, Records

  • US BCMLA 1271
  • Collection
  • 1788-1827

"Die wegen Mennonisten-Wesens verlangte Nachrichten, 1788-1827"
digitized from microfilm MF MSS 236:
originally were in Staatsarchiv Danzig, Abteilung 145: Domänenämter und Intendaturen, später Domänenrentämter, 1773-1872
at time of microfilming in 1984 they were in the Bydgoszcz archives, sygn. 487, Nr. D-12256

Prussia (Kingdom). Generaldirektorium

David Bechtel Family Histories and Broadsides

  • US MCUSAA HM1/477
  • Collection
  • 1836-1844

A small set of personal papers that consist of handwritten Bechtel and Hartmann family histories and a collection of broadsides.  Also includes a photocopy of a handwritten German hymn perhaps written by Abraham A. Meyer and given the English title "Life's Great Balance."  English translations are available for the family histories and the hymn.

Bechtel, David, 1845-1905

Joseph Bowman Papers

  • Collection
  • 1817-1845

The collection consists of an original leather-bound notebook belonging to Joseph Bowman, documenting among other things some of his travels. Along with this notebook is a typed transcript of these travel reports dated 1975.

Bowman, Joseph

Michael Bergey Papers

  • Collection
  • 1834-1845

The collection consists of a book filled with legal descriptions of agreements recorded by Michael Bergey from 1834 to 1840. The other half of the book is described as a day book by Benjamin Kropp dated April 8, 1833 in Wilmot, Ontario. This latter section records a number of business transactions.

Bergey, Michael

F. C. Fleischer Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.198
  • Collection
  • 1820-1846

Eleven handwritten booklets in Dutch, dated 1820-1846, some undated. Possibly sermons. Some on the topic of baptism. One booklet dated 17 April 1836 belonged to Jan Dirkmaat who was baptized on that date at Broek op Langendijk (where Fleischer was later pastor) by J. Eenigenburg.

Fleischer, F. C., 1863-1929

Brubacher Family Correspondence

  • Collection
  • 1808-1848

Six letters in German script from members of the Brubacher family residing in Ontario and Pennsylvania.  Correspondents include Johannes and Susanna Brubacher, Jacob and Maria Brubacher, and Heinrich Brubacher.  ALl of the letters have either been transcribed or translated.  Among the letters are also several photocopied German hymns with translations into English.

Brubaker family

Cornelius Voth Papers

  • US BCMLA 00/MS.349
  • Collection
  • 1800-1850

Consists of Cornelius Voth's "Ein Schreibe Buch" which was continued by his son-in-law Peter Balzer.

The first two pages have recipes for remedies for stomach ache, the plague, etc. written by Peter Balzer.

Next is a 17 page family history section.

Pages 1, 2, and 3 are more remedies for illneses.

Up to p. 203 is miscellaneous poems, songs, speeches, sermons, etc.

Then several blank pages.

Page 233 starts a diary followed by accounts of what he borrowed from various people.

238-242: weather chart

258-266: remedies for horse diseases

272: recipes for gilding glass and leather

283: diary notes

288-291: remedies for human and animal illnesses

292 to end: financial notes, blacksmithing work, etc.

Voth, Cornelius, 1762-1836

"Long" Christian Zook Papers 1820-1850

  • US MCUSAA HM1/469
  • Collection
  • 1779-1850

Photocopies of documents, primarily correspondence, to and from "Long" Christian Zook, an Amish minister in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, who led his congregation away from the larger Amish church in 1849.  Some documents have been transcribed and translated into English.

Zook, "Long" Christian, 1776-1851

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