Documents and Records related to Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Scope and Contents
The collection includes nine documents comprising land deeds and religious certificates all with a commonality of Berks County. Specific locations are Richmond Township and its neighboring area Maxatawny Township. Reading, Pennsylvania is the county seat of Berks County where the deeds were registered.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research. Please inquire about copyright information.
Biographical / Historical
Richmond Township was created in 1740 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was an agrarian society with many rich farms, mills, country stores and churches. One of the names noted on some documents is Moselem Springs a name applied not only to a mill but a local Evangelical Lutheran Church as well. Maxatawny Township’s largest town is Kutztown the location of the Keystone State Normal college. Among the names of Richmon Township land owners recorded on the deeds are: Leibelsperger, Kauffman/Kaufmann, Hunter, Schwoyer, Graff/Graeff, Rothermel, Hoch – all still prominent family names in Berks County.
1 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder; 8 items)
Language of Materials
Historical records of land exchange in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania and several religious documents for the Bieber and Schwoyer families who intermarried and the Sweiger Family all of either Richmond Township or Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
The collection is arranged chronologically.
- Baptismal certificates
- Berks County
- Birth certificates
- Moselem Springs, Richmond County, Pennsylavnia
- Pennsylvania--Maxatawny (Township)
- Reading (Pa.)
- Richmond (Berks County, Pa. : Township)
- St. John’s Congregation, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
- Zion’s Moselem’s Church, Richmond Township
- Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Records
- Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
- August 18, 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA