Item No: frkm083000
Title: Ephrata Society Receipt Book 1851
Roman cursive; Roman printed; German script; Fraktur; Fraktur printed.
176 p (10 p blank: 1-4; 52; 59; 76; 86; 136; 168); 18mo (oblong)
wove paper; blue & black ink; pressed paper
Receipts book (Quittungsbuch)
Rare Book Department
Accompanying Materials Laid or Tipped In:
There are 34 tipped in invoices/receipts in the manuscript.
Cloth with marbled boards
The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community of celibates as well as a group of families , established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The monastic aspect was gradually abandoned, with the last celibate member dying in 1813. In 1814 the Society was incorporated as the German Seventh Day Baptist Church (or The German Religious Society of Seventh Day Baptists). William Koenigmacher is listed as member nr. 390 in the Index for Ephrata Cloister People File, a manuscript kept by the current Ephrata Cloisters management. He was secretary/treasurer for the Society of Ephrata per our manuscript from 1851-1857.
Scope and Content:
Ephrata Society Receipt Book 1851 contains receipts issued to or by tradespeople/laborers/tax collectors, who rendered services for the Society of Ephrata from 03/24/1851-04/11/1857 and were paid by William Koenigmacher, Secretary and Treasurer of the Society. Formulaic receipts “Rec on (date) from William Koenigmacher (Königmacher, Konigmacher, Konigmaker) (Secretary/Treasurer) of the Society of Ephrata (amount) for (services/taxes) (Signature of tradesperson, laborer, tax collector)” are rendered mostly by the same hand. Invoices, and slips of paper tipped in or laid in are often in the hand of the tradesperson / laborer / or tax collector who issued the bill.
Steinman, George M.
Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Publication, 1814), Act 26, p. 20.
Ephrata Cloisters History: Wikipedia
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Ephrata Cloisters History: Ephrata Cloisters
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Ernst, James E. with an intro. by John J. Stoudt: Ephrata, a History, (Yearbooks) 25 (Allentown, Pa: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1963).
Index for Ephrata Cloister People File (Ephrata Cloisters, Ephrata, PA, 2012), manuscript, Nr. 390.
Secondary Place Town/Township:
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Lancaster
Geographic Coverage Note:Per receipt entries
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Lancaster
Creation Place Town/Township:
Creation Place Note:Per receipt entries
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
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FLP Borneman Ms. 83
Konigmacher, William, 1797-1881 - Author
Konigmacher, William, 1797-1881 - Scrivener