Search for well over 50,000 Lehigh County resident in seconds using this CD. The History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families by Charles Rhoads Roberts, Rev. John Baer Stoudt, Rev. Thomas H. Krick and William J. Dietrich was published in 1914. This county history was initiated by the Lehigh County Historical Society in recognition and celebration of the county’s centennial anniversary. Great care was taken in putting this history together. This three volume set on CD is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the history and people of Lehigh County during the late seventeenth, eighteen and early nineteen hundreds.
Volume I is devoted exclusively to the history and the people who had a roll in the founding and development of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Genealogist and historians alike will find the extensive chapters on township and borough histories very informative. Included in these chapters are vignettes of early pioneers, churches, schools, societies, mills and factories, along with early tax lists from the 1700s for Allentown, and the townships of Heidelberg, Upper Milford, Salisbury, Macungie, Weisenburg, and Whitehall. Other chapters include information on various Indian massacres, the county’s newspapers, the Bench and Bar and the men who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Volumes II and III are exclusively dedicated to genealogical sketches of Lehigh County families. A typical sketch will describe a person’s life and activities; as well as, mention names of parents, children, spouses and spouses' parents. These biographical sketches can be very useful in providing additional clues and adding flavor to your family history.
This three volume set containing the History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania will certainly be of value for any genealogical researcher interested in learning more about the people and events of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania during the late seventeenth, eighteen and early nineteen hundreds. (2,610 pp. which includes 156 illustrations)