There is Something About Rough and Ready

There is Something About Rough and Ready
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A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley

The little village of Rough and Ready in Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, PA is set in the center of the Mahantongo Valley, famous for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture -- especially the painted furniture.  This book focuses on the social history of the village, anchored by information from the 1850 census and Salem Reformed Church cemetery records.  This was the famous Isaac F Stiehly's church and most of the families mentioned were in his congregation.  The book contains hundreds of photos, most over 100 years old, of life in the Valley. 
Table of Contents:
  • The Origins of Rough and Ready
  • The 1850 Census in Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • The Old Man
  • Knorr and Stiely Connections
  • The Monroe and Harvey Stiely Mill
  • Maurers of the Mahantongo Valley
  • Manasses Maurer Family
  • Caroline Gonser, Indian Maiden of Creek Town, Rough and Ready, Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Steve Rebuck Visits the Mahantongo Valley 24th August 2010
  • Daniel A. Maurer Homestead and Stine's Hotel at Rough & Ready, PA
  • The Maurer Blacksmiths of Hepler
  • The Daniel Klinger Ramberger Family
  • Ancestors of the Rambergers
  • Jacob Ramberger (1802-1854) md. Catherine Klinger (1802-1871)
  • A Visit to the Jacob and Clara Ramberger Farm, June 18, 2011
  • Jacob and Clara Ramberger Farm Painting by Leroy Drumheller
  • Ramberger Anecdotes
  • Rough and Ready Band – 1906
  • Zerfings School, 1907
  • Ramberger Photo Gallery
  • Ramberger Conclusion
  • Henry Ramberger of Rough and Ready
  • The Gold Mine in the Leck Bush near Rough and Ready, PA
  • The Herb Family of Rough and Ready
  • Something About Rough and Ready and the Emergency Militia Henry B. Clark – Farmer and Defender of Freedom
  • Indians in Rough and Ready along Beisel’s Run
  • Beisel Homestead near Rough and Ready
  • Erdman Family History
  • Indian Incursions in the Mahantongo Valley
  • On the Baums, Herbs, andSchlegels
  • Frederick Stein Schwalm: Civil War Veteran, Justice of the Peace, Molly Maguire Jury Member
  • Something about the Heplers
  • Something about the Bensingers
  • Something about the Wolfgangs
  • George and Elizabeth Wolfgang
  • The Story of My Life by Bessie May Schadel Bowman
  • Klingers in the 1850 Census
  • Snyders in the 1850 Census
  • Ray Davis Recalls Rough and Ready of the Past
  • Simmy Court House Records
  • Simmy and Associated Colored Family Vital Records
  • Salem Church Photo
  • Knorr Family Heritage
  • John H. Knorr Land
  • A Winter Market Day
  • Interview with Willard and Joyce Kahler of Old State Road, Rough and Ready, Pa.
  • Klinger Farms, Rough and Ready, Pa.
  • Picture Gallery
  • PA German Fraktur, including a hand-drawn, Riderless Horse and a handwritten German Script Prayer
  • Appendix 1: Researching Economic Life in the Mahantango Valley: A 19th Century Pennsylvania German Community
  • Appendix 3: 1850 Census UPPER MAHANTANGO TWP., SCHUYLKILL CO. Heads of Households
  • Appendix 4: 1850 Census UPPER MAHANTANGO TWP., SCHUYLKILL CO. Most Common Surnames
by Lawrence Knorr, Steve Troutman, Elaine Moran, Cindy Baum, Christine Hipple, and Jeanne Adams
Trade Paperback - 8 x 10 x 1
290 Pages
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
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