Shiffler Fire Company Records, 1854-1886

Call Number:  MG-524 

1 box     4 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11

Description:  This collection contains minutes for the Conestoga Hose Company and Shiffler Fire Company, both in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The constitution and by-laws for the Shiffler Fire Company were printed in 1864. An invitation to the annual ball is the only piece of ephemera associated with the social activities of the organization.

Creators:  Shiffler Fire Company (Lancaster, Pa.); Conestoga Hose Company (Lancaster, Pa.)

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:  Source unknown.

Administrative/Biographical History:  The Shiffler Fire Company, No. 7 was organized in 1852. It soon became The Independent Fire Co. and then the Fulton Fire Co. The name changed again in 1854 to the Conestoga Fire Company. Shiffler Fire Company was readopted in 1855 and Thaddeus Stevens was elected president in 1856. (Ellis & Evans, 391)

Custodial History:  These volumes were transferred from MG-266 Daybook and Ledger Collection, Series 4 on 10 March 2009.


Folder 1  Minutes of the Conestoga Hose Company and Shiffler Hose Company.  1854-1867.

Folder 2  Shiffler Fire Company No. 7 Minutes. 1867-1880.

Folder 3  Shiffler Fire Company No. 7 Minutes. 1881-1886.


Folder 4 

Insert 1  Constitution and By-laws of the Shiffler Fire Engine and Hose Company, No. 7, of the City of Lancaster. E. H. Thomas, printer. Lancaster. 1864.

Insert 2  Annual ball lady’s invitation. Fulton Hall. 13 February 1868.