J. HENRY BRUBAKER and Family 1914 - 1927 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN DIARIES BY PROMINENT PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY - A TREASURE TROVE OF LANCASTER COUNTY GENEALOGY AND ECONOMY
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA Mount Joy 1914 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Manuscript
Sensational archive of handwritten diaries centered around the Brubaker family of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Twenty  books comprised of sixteen  handwritten diaries, three  small notebooks and one  published book with manuscript notes. The diaries are dated 1914, 1916, 1917, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927 and 1927. On average the books are 80% full. There are four authors: J. Henry Brubaker has written 12 diaries and most certainly 2 of the 3 notebooks. His wife Anna has written one notebook in her maiden name [Groff] and daughters, Anna Ethel  and Susan Violet . The Brubakers appear to have been prominent rural business people in the farm supply business. A huge family as evidenced by the copious genealogical notes for the Lancaster County area as the notebooks specifically and the diaries are a wealth of family names and the connections. Family names: Brubaker, Stauffer, Groff, Buckwalter, Lefever, Landis, Nissley, Shenk, Longnecker, Neff, Dendlinger, Mtzler, Hurst, Erb, Hostetter, Shreiner, Lunks, Griders, Linchburger, Charles +++ The authors were very kind to fully identify family and relationships. Weather, economy, births, deaths, marriages and other local events showing the homefront during and after the first World War years. Overall in very good condition though one diary has some spine damage from nibbling.