Eichholtz and Heinitsh Collection, 1803-1842

Object ID:  MG0346

1 box       4 folders     .15 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 8

Description:  Collection contains items pertaining to Eichholtz and Heinitsh families. There is a typed copy of Jacob Eichholtz’s autobiography and a letter from his granddaughter. The remaining documents refer to mortgage and property agreements and settling the estates of Leonard Eichholtz and Charles Heinitsh.

Creator:  Eichholtz family; Heinitsh 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

Source of Acquisition:  Collection was purchased from a dealer in August 2003.

Folder 1  Typed copy of Autobiography by Jacob Eichholtz. Copied from Dunlap’s History of Art and Design, Volume II. 23 April 1842.

Folder 2

Insert 1  Handwritten letter from Clara E. Albright to Walter Heinitsh. Albright was Jacob Eichholtz’s grand-daughter. Letter refers to Eichholtz’s autobiography, where he lived, and photos. No date.

Insert 2  Invoice from Heinitsh Furniture Company, Lancaster, with handwritten property transfers from Eichholtz and Heinitsh families. 1803, 1823, 1824, and 1828.

Folder 3

Insert 1  Handwritten mortgage from John F. Heinitsh to Jacob Eichholtz for property on East King Street, Lancaster. 1 April 1824.

Insert 2  Handwritten document regarding the estate of Leonard Eichholtz. Names mentioned; August Heinitz, John Light, and Sara Heinitsh. 28 April 1813.

Insert 3  Handwritten property sale promissory note signed by Leonard Eichholtz. 30 March 1805.


Folder 4

Insert 1  Handwritten payment notes from Leonard Eichholtz to settle estate of Charles Heinitsh. Names mentioned; John Eberman and Henry Keffer. 1808-1828.

Insert 2  Five promissory notes (paid) from John F. Heinitsh to Jacob Eichholtz. 1 April 1824.

One handwritten bill from Leonard Eichholtz to George Leman. 20 June 1827.

One handwritten (copy) promissory note for house and lot in Lancaster.

Note between Jacob Leman, Charlotte Eichholtz and James Smith. (Also mentioned is John Lane.)  13 December 1828.

One probate will for Leonard Eichholtz, Henry Keffer and John Heinitsh for power of attorney. 20 December 1828.

One payment due form to the estate of Leonard Eichholtz. 31 December 1829.