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Leinbach Family Papers

Identifier: MS 025


The collection consists of letters, legal documents, diaries, clippings, lithographs, engravings, broadsides, photographs, books and frakturs. The items were assembled and held by Bertha K. Leinbach. The earliest item in the collection dates from ca. 1745 with the bulk of the material covering the period from 1830 - 1900.


  • 1745-1930,
  • Majority of material found within 1830-1900


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

Significant Biographical Dates--- Series V. Charles H. Leinbach (b. 1815 - d. 1883). 1842 - married Harriet M. Forrey. 1864 - moved to Stouchsburg/Myerstown, from Lewisburg, accepting call to Tulpehocken charge.--- Series VIII. James Calvin Leinbach (d. 1901). 1868 - was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College. 1870 - was graduated from the German Reformed Theological Seminary. 1882 - married Martha Poor.--- Series XII. William Theodore Nevin Leinbach. Served with the Union Army during the Civil War. Following the Civil War he moved to Chicago.--- Series XX. Paul S. Leinbach. 1895 - was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College. 1898 - was graduated from the German Reformed Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA. 1913 - accepted call to the Hamilton Grange Reformed Church, NY. -----Leinbach Family affiliations with Franklin & Marshall College-----Charles H. Leinbach: Student. Marshall College. 1837-1838. Trustee. Franklin and Marshall College. 1862-1867. Honorary DD. Franklin and Marshall College. 1875. ---Thomas H. Leinbach: Trustee. Franklin and Marshall College. 1852-1862. ----Thomas C. Leinbach: Franklin and Marshall College. 1858.---- James Calvin Leinbach: Franklin and Marshall College. 1868. ----Paul S. Leinbach: Franklin and Marshall College. 1895.

For an abbreviated family genealogy, see the Leinbach Family Papers Research Guide.


2 Linear feet (4 boxes)

.10 Linear feet (1 flat drawer)

26 Books (26 books)

Language of Materials



Collection: Arranged by series correlating to each member of the Miller and Leinbach families who have materials found in the collection. The series are arranged chronologically by the birth date of the individual: Series I. Michael Miller (d. 1818).--- II. John Miller.--- III. William Forrey.--- IV. Sara Miller Forrey (b. 1797 - d. 1870). V.--- Charles H. Leinbach (b. 1815 - d. 1883).--- VI. Charles H. and Harriet M. Leinbach. ---VII. Harriet M. Forrey Leinbach. (b. 1821 - d. 1897).--- VIII. James Calvin Leinbach (d. 1901).--- IX. Martha Poor Leinbach.--- X. Mary Bertha Leinbach Dunn.--- XI. Paul Calvin Leinbach.--- XII. William Theodore Nevin Leinbach. ---XIII. Sarah Alice Leinbach Jones (d. 1886).--- XIV. William J. Jones (d. 1881).--- XV. Harriet Grace Jones Hackman.--- XVI. Bertha Katherine Leinbach.--- XVII. Harriet Ida Leinbach (d. 1890).--- XVIII. Charles A. Leinbach (d. 1930).--- XIX. Maria Rebecca Seibert Leinbach (d. 1917).--- XX. Paul S. Leinbach.--- XXI. Miscellaneous Leinbach Family Papers.--- XXII. Leinbach Family Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

The Leinbach Family Papers were donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department in 1992 by William H. Hackman, nephew of Harriet Jones Hackman. The papers had been in the possession of the family up until the time of the donation to the college.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--William H. Hackman. Address--Middleburg, VA. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1992..

Processing Information

Processing completed June 1992.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States