Leman and Herr Family Papers, 1791-1856

Call Number:  MG-677

1 box     11 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 13

Description:  This collection contains personal papers of the family of Henry Leman, noted Lancaster gunsmith. The Leman, Herr and Bear families are represented by these documents, including marriage and baptismal certificates, dates of birth and death, broadsides for public sale of personal property, and flower show awards. Programs for local concerts and recitals show cultural events in Lancaster in the 1920s and 1947.

Creators:  Leman family; Herr family; Bear family.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English, German

Source of Acquisition:  Gift of Georgeanna Leman Corl, 19 April 2012.

Related Items:  See also the Object and Photograph Collections.

Administrative History:  Organized and finding aid prepared by JP, August 2012.


Folder 1  Image of Henry E. Leman, engraved by A. H. Ritchie. (2 copies) No date.


Folder 2  Weakly Blah. Newspaper from Flunk & Make Up College, Dillerville, PA. 1 April 1492 (April fool’s day joke, [1942]).

Advertising flier for the grand opening of Thrift Corner, 72 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. Sponsored by the Junior League for the benefit of the Hearing Conservation Center. November 13.


Folder 3  Programs

Madame Schumann-Heink, world renowned contralto, exclusive Victor artist. Fulton Theater. November 23.

A Lecture Recital on Russian Composers, by Mrs. William Christopher Dierks, president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, under the auspices of the Musical Art Society. Moravian Hall. No date.

Manhattan Opera Company of New York and the Pavely-Oukrainsky Ballet. World Famous Artist Concerts, 1926-1927, under the direction of Mary S. Warfel. Fulton Opera House. 14 October 1926.

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Henri Verbrugghen, conductor; Maurice Dumesnil, soloist, French pianist. World Famous Artist Concerts, 1926-1927, under the direction of Mary S. Warfel. Fulton Opera House. 9 February 1927.

Inaugural Organ Recital, played by Ralph Kinder, organist and choirmaster, with the assistance of Miss Margaret M. Sauder, contralto soloist, both from Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Lancaster. 15 November 1927.

YWCA Chorus of Lancaster PA. Harry A. Sykes, director; Edna J. Mentzer, accompanist. Assisted by Florence Haenle, concert violinist; Bernard Poland, tenor. Martin Auditorium, Lancaster. 31 January 1928.

Song recital by Amelita Galli-Curci. Assisted by Homer Samuels, pianist; Ewald Haun, flutist. Offered by Mrs. I. C. Mishler. Fulton Opera House. 7 November 1928.

The Order of Worship for the Installation of the Reverend W. Wilson Carvell at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Lancaster. 15 January 1956.


Folder 4  Flower Show first prize, Robert Leman. 1940.

Flower Show honorable mention, Robert Leman. No date.

Schedule of Classes for the Second Lancaster County Fall Flower Show, sponsored by The Men’s Garden Club at the Lancaster Armory. 13-14 September 1940.


Folder 5  Baptismal certificate for Maria Schaeffer, daughter of Martin and Maria Miller Schaeffer. Earl Township. 30 [March] 1794.


Folder 6  Marian Anderson at McCaskey High School Auditorium. Sponsored by the Junior League of Lancaster to benefit The Hearing Conservation Center of Lancaster. Program with advertisements from local businesses. Souvenir booklet about Miss Anderson. 11 November 1947.


Folder 7  Broadside for public sale of personal property, including farm animals, in West Lampeter Township by Hebron M. Herr. Jonas L. Minnich, auctioneer; Elam G. Book, clerk. 22 February 1899. (poor condition)

Broadside for public sale of personal property, including farm animals, in West Lampeter Township by Hebron M. Herr. Jonas L. Minnich, auctioneer; Elam G. Book, clerk. 15 March 1899. (poor condition)


Folder 8 

Insert 1  Checks signed by Jacob Leman, Farmer’s Bank of Lancaster. 1814-1823.

Insert 2  Promissory note from Jacob Zanck to Jacob Leman. 1791.


Folder 9  Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program certificate for Dorothy Herr Leman. Cost accounting, 100 hour course. Franklin and Marshall College. With envelope. 10 February 1943.

Liberty Loan Roll of Honor for H. D. Leman. The Manheim Township National Bank. No date.


Folder 10  Marriage certificate for Hebron M. Herr of Lampeter and Rebecca A. Hershey of Salunga. J. B. Dobbins, Minister. Salunga. 16 September 1875.


Folder 11  Genealogy of the Bear family, 1815-1878.


Certificate of appointment of Herbert D. Leman to Postmaster at Leacock. George v. L. Meyer, Postmaster General. 17 April 1907.


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