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Rev. Daniel Berger Papers

Identifier: MS 064


This collection consists of the personal papers of Daniel Berger (1797-1880) a Pennsylvania-German minister who preached in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York in the mid-nineteenth century. Reverend Berger served in numerous locations including: the Salem Church of the Evangelical Association in Lancaster (1849, 1854-1856) and congregations in Lebanon, Orwigsburg, New York City, and Baltimore. Papers include receipts, sermon notes, notes on personal expenses, and a account ledgers dating from 1826-1834 and ca. 1833-1871, with the bulk of the material dating from 1845-1857.


  • 1826-1871
  • Majority of material found within 1845-1857


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Berger was born April 16, 1797 in Windsor Township, Berks County and married Hannah Wiltrant on September 4, 1819. In 1832 he was ordained as a minister and served over a period of 40 years with various Evangelical congregations in Orwigsburg, Lebanon, Schuylkill Haven, New York City, Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster, and Baltimore. He died in Orwigsburg, PA on April 12, 1880.


.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection: Organized into folders by type of material such as ledgers, financial papers, sermon notes, and diaries.

Ownership and Custodial History

All materials in this collection were purchased by the Library from various sources in 1986 and 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Various sources. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1986, 1988..

Processing Information

Processing completed March 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States