Hist. Mss. 1-922
Ore Bank Farm Documents, Union Township,
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
1 Box (Long Gray)
Scope and Content
These documents reflect land
ownership of this Amish farm, from Long Christian
Zook in the early 1800s to Joseph E. Sharp in
1929. Other materials include a dower book of
Magdelena Zook, 1853-1900; guardianship papers;
These papers were transferred
to the Archives by John E. Sharp, Goshen, Indiana,
in 1998. Sharp grew up near Belleville, in the
Big Valley, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and
inherited these papers from his father, Jesse
D. Sharp. Collection organized by John E. Sharp.
Inventory by Reuben Miller, June 12, 1998.
Box 1 (Long Gray)
1/1 Introduction and background,
Introduction to the collection by John E. Sharp.
1/2 Guardianship Papers, 1821,
These guardianship papers pertain to the "Long" Christian
Zook and Catherine King family. Two documents from the Mifflin County [Pennsylvania]
Orphans’ Court, November 19, 1821 and June 22, 1823. Both documents relate
to Catherine Keonig [sic] of Berks County, daughter of Solomon Keonig [sic].
Documents signed by clerk Samuel Eisenbise.
1/3 Zook, Joel, draught, 1839
Union Township [Pennsylvania] with hand-drawn map depicting
9 acres of Joel Zook.
1/4 Zook, Joel, September, 1844
Release of Joel Zook to Christian Zook and Christian Peachey." Signed
by Joel Zook.
1/5 Deed, June 5, 1848
One large deed of June 5, 1848: Joel and Catherine Zook sell
9 acres in Union Township, Mifflin County, [Pennsylvania] to David Zook.
1/6 Agreements, August 25, 1848
Three pages, water line agreements, August 25, 1848 between
Christian "Long" Zook and Joseph Miller, Christian Sharp, Benjamin Zook.
1/7 Bond, 1852
Simon Kanagy to widow and heirs of Samuel Zook, 40 acres of
1/8 Deed, 1852
One page deed, 1852, 40 acres Christian Zook to Simon Kanagy
1/9 Kanagy, Elizabeth, 1852
One page list of "payments," 1852 of Elizabeth Kanagy to widow
and children of "Long" Christian Zook.
1/10 Dower book, 1853-1900
1/11 Zook, Samuel S., 1855
Four pages, guardianship releases of Samuel S. Zook and Feronica
1/12 Deed, March, 1859
One large page deed of March, 1859 between Simeon Zook and
Simeon (sic) Kenagy (sic).
1/13 Mortgage, March, 1859
One large page mortgage of March, 1859 between Simeon (sic)
Kanagy and Simeon Zook.
1/14 Bonds, 1859
Three pages, bonds of 1859 for 1860-1863, Simon Kanagy to
Simeon K. Zook.
1/15 Account Book, 1873-1882
The name of Jesse Sharp is written inside the front cover
of this record book, and there are several loose papers in front. The first 29
pages have writing in them, and the rest is blank. Contain the guardian accounts
of Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, Abner and Christian Detweiler, the minor children
of Christian Detweiler, deceased.
1/16 Flemming, Joseph M., 1875
Two pages, draught and deed of 1875, 11 acres, Union Twp.
[Pennsylvania], Joseph M. Flemming to Henry Bawel.
1/17 Deed, 1883
Deed of 1883 for two tracts, 54 acres and 22 acres, Union
Twp. Robert A. Wills to David Z. Detweiler.
1/18 Judgements, 1887, 1891
Judgments ("Scire Facias") against David Z. Detweiler, 1887,
1/19 Mortgage, 1889
Mortgage, 1889, of $800 for two tracts, 37 acres and 16 acres,
Simon and Elizabeth Kenagy (sic) to Jacob C. Hertzler.
1/20 Mortgage, 1889
Mortgage, 1889, of $800 for two tracts , 37 acres and 16 acres,
Simon and Elizabeth Kenagy (sic) to Jonathan L. Byler.
1/21 Detweiler, David Z., 1897
Patent papers, 1897 of David Z. Detweiler and Charles L. Diffenderfer.
1/22 Hartzler, Magdelena Zook,
Release, 1900, of Magdelena Zook Hartzler heirs to Fannie
1/23 Deeds, 1906-1914
Deeds, Ore Bank, Logan Iron and Steel to J.P. Getter, 1906,
to Jonas J. Yoder, 1908, to Joseph E. Sharp, 1914.
1/24 Deed, 1908
Deed, 1908, two tracts: 31 acres and 40 acres, Fanny and David
Z. Detweiler to Simon Detweiler.
1/25 Deed. 1909
Deed, 1909, one acre, Union Twp., Jonas Z. and Amelia Peachey
to Jonas J. Yoder.
1/26 Deed, 1916
Deed, 1916, 31 acres, Union Twp., Simon K. Detweiler to Joseph
1/27 Deed, 1916
Deed, 1916, 31 acres, Union Twp., Joseph Sharp to Jonathan
1/28 Sharp, Joseph E., 1916
Bond and Warrant, 1916, for $1500. Joseph E. Sharp to Jonathan
1/29 Deed, 1920
Deed, 1920, 37 acres and 16 acres in Union Twp. Simon K. Detweiler
to Joseph E. Sharp.
1/30 Sharp, J. E., 1923
Agreement of sale, 1923, Union Twp., 11 acres and buildings.
Joseph E. Sharp, Agent; Christ Sharp and Christian B. Yoder.
1/31 Sharp, Lizzie, K., 1928
Estate papers, 1928, 1929, Lizzie K. Sharp, Joseph E. Sharp,
Name and Subject
Amish - Pennsylvania - Mifflin County
Detweiler, David Z., 1850-1913
Farms - Pennsylvania
Guardian and Ward
Kanagy, Elizabeth (Zook), 1819-1897
Kanagy, Simon, 1829-1891
Peachey, Christian, d.1886
Sharp, Elizabeth K., 1839-1905
Sharp, Jesse D., 1908-1997
Sharp, Joseph E., 1885-1967
Zook, Magdelena C., 1827-1913
Zook, Joel, 1807-1875
Zook, Samuel S., 1824-1851
Zug, Christian (Long Christian), 1776-1851
2004 / Posted on web by Rebecca Allen
January 13, 2004 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S Main St.,
Goshen, Indiana 46526
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