Fischer: Joseph A. Fischer’s Grocery Ledgers, 1925-1946

Call Number: MG-512

1 box     12 folders     1 cubic foot

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Description: This collection contains twelve ledger books for Joseph A. Fischer’s grocery store at 555 Manor Street, Columbia, Pa . The dates are 1925 to 1946, with a few years missing.

Creator: Fischer, Joseph A. (1869-1949)

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: Gift of Dale Shaub, 10 March 2009.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KK, June 2014.

Note: The following names of individuals and local businesses appear in the ledgers.

Employees/ Family Members: Joseph A. Fischer; Francis Fischer; Mart T. Fischer; Raymond Fischer; Paul Fischer; Mary Fischer

Landlords: Charles Martin; David Fry

Other Names: M. L. Mackenzie invoice; M. J. Hersher; J. P. Hollins; Walter F. Rochart; Judy Gaid; Paul Ginter; Paul Kauffman

Companies of Interest: Columbia Trust Co.; Keim’s; Link Bakery; Kunkel Co.; Lurio Bros.; Lancaster Advertising; Columbia Hospital; Fulton Bank; Herbert’s Coal; Lancaster Grocery Co.; Lancaster Milk Co.; Kunzler Co.; Heft and Snavely; Jeff Koehler and Co.; R. F. Kepple and Bros.; Wakes Candy Co.; D. F. Stauffer Co.

 

Folder 1 Ledger Book 1925

Ledger purchased in Lancaster from H.W. Stanton

Invoice from M.L. Mackenzie, 813 State St. Lane

Payment to Columbia Trust Company from Joseph A. Fischer (dated 1941)

Names within ledger: Joseph A. Fischer; Francis Fischer; Mart T. Fischer; H. W. Wanger; Raymond Fischer; M. J. Hersher; Paul Fischer; J. P. Hollins; Charles Martin; Walter F. Rochart; Judy Gaid; Paul Ginter; Columbia Trust Co.; Keim’s; Link Bakery; Kunkel Co.; Herbert’s Coal; Lancaster Grocery Co.; Lancaster Milk Co.; Kunzler Co.; Heft and Snavely; Jeff Koehler and Co.; R. F. Kepple and Bros.; Wakes Candy Co.; D. F. Stauffer Co.

 

Folder 2 Ledger Book 1927

Ledger purchased from C. H. Mechmer, Reading, PA

Lurio Bros.

Frequent purchases from Link Bakery and H. W. Wagner

 

Folder 3 Ledger Book 1932

Rent paid to David Fry

 

Folder 4 Ledger Book 1934

Payment of $10 to Columbia Hospital

Paul Kauffman

Payments to Lancaster Advertising

 

Folder 5 Ledger Book 1935

 

Folder 6 Ledger Book 1936

Herbert’s Coal

 

Folder 7 Ledger Book 1937

Folder 8 Ledger Book 1938

Folder 9 Ledger Book 1939

Folder 10 Ledger Book 1941

 

Folder 11 Ledger Book 1943

Mary Fischer

 

Folder 12 Ledger Book 1946

Fulton Bank