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History of the Moses Folk Carriage Shop Property on the Northwest corner of Washington and Franklin Streets

The Moses Folk Property located on the Northwest corner of Franklin and Washington Streets. The property extends from Franklin Street to Almond Alley which runs from Washington Street to Arch Street. Located there first was the Moses Folk Carriage Works which produced quality wagons, buggies and sleighs for over fifty years. Upon the death of Moses at age 33, his son Richard Folk succeeded him. Click to Read More

Boyer, Hesinger, Keleppinger General Store

This store, built in the 19th century and operated for a short time by Daniel Schaeffer, Philip Schaeffer, and Israel Kline, was sold to Daniel Melot. William Madeira was a clerk and bookkeeper here for many years. The name was changed to Melot and Schaeffer when Nathan S. Schaeffer bought a share of the business. Later, Oscar Melot entered the firm and it was then Schaeffer and Melot. Next it became N. S. Schaeffer and Company when Nicholas J. Kutz, George and Alfred Schlegel joined the firm. Click to Read More

Schaeffer, Merkel and Company Fleetwood, PA

The following information on Schaeffer, Merkel equipment was made available by the Pasto Agriculture

David Sittler, born in 1810 in Greenwich Township, Berks county, owned a large farm in Upper Macungie township, Lehigh county. There he died on Jan. 4, 1873, is buried at Mertztown, and was a member of the Lutheran church. He married Naomi Griesemer, a native of Berks county. Their children were: William, David, Daniel, married to Carolina Oswald; Charles, Peter, Louisa, died, aged ten years; Susanna, married to Daniel Neumeyer, and James, of Allentown. Click to Read More