Newsletter Back Issues: 1998

Newsletter Back Issues: 1998

  • Newsletters from 1998

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Vol. 01, No. 01; Spring 1998

The first newsletter released by Albany Township Historical Society in 1998.

Written by Jon Bond and recaps the start of the organization.

About Our Logo
Explains the look of our logo - Artist is Jon Bond.

The Johan Adam Drumm Family
by Lewis W. Donat, edited by Brendan D. Strasser.
Full page story on history of this family. Includes timeline dates and dates of birth, marriage, death, baptisms of many family members.

The Kempton Rural Press
Small article on history of press. Includes a list of local Brevities dated January 5, 1889

This Old House
complied by John Robertson
A ownership history of John & Rebecca Robertson property located along Old Philly Pike near Snyder's Church Cemetery.

Our First Census in 1790
List contains name of head of household and number of males & females in residence.

Vol. 01, No. 02; Summer 1998

Philip Jacob Probst
by Lewis W. Donat
Detailed historical research done by decendants of Philip Jacob Probst, beginning with birth in Germany in the early 1700, to the migration to America and into Albany Township, Berks County, PA. Includes some information on relatives, land purchases, and the founding of the Brobst Grist Mill. 3 page article.

To obtain information on this article, contact our Genealogist.


Vol. 01, No. 03; Fall 1998

Mountain School 1923-24 to 1931-31
Rememberances of Paul E. Deysher
Article about the Mouintain one-room schoolhouse, life in a simpler time in the Albany area and a view of education in the earlier part of this century.

This Old Will
by John Robertson
A snapshop of history through the eyes of a document from an early settler in Albany Township

The Kempton Rural Press
Saturday August 3, 1889
A recap of activities in the general area printed in the local paper.


Vol. 01, No. 04; Winter 1998

Bailey Lumber Company - Ten and 70 Years Later, Part 1
Native Lester Bailey shares his memories of the timber industry and how it relates to one of our area's older commercial establishments, Bailey Wood Products, Inc.
Part 2 appears in Vol. 02, No. 01; Spring 1999

The Kempton Rural Press
Saturday August 10, 1889
Local Brevities. News listing of actives taking place in the local county on this day.

Dietrich's Hotel
Located on the south side of Little Round Top, this half page article is an excerpt from Montgomery's 'History of Berks County, and summarizes the land purchase and use of Dietrich's Hotel.

Estate Records from 1700's
A half page list of estate records of individuals from the 1700's. Lists names and years only.