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Manuscript Group 330
KNOEDLER FAMILY COLLECTION
1900-1940
4 cubic feet


John Frederick Knoedler (b. 1883, d. 1936) was caretaker of the Harmony Society, ca. 1905-1916, treasurer of the Harmony Associates, Justice of the Peace in Economy Township, and Tax Collector of Harmony Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1891-1908.

These are primarily financial records of the Harmony Society Historical Association, ca. 1902-1940, and include cash account books, 1902-1929; receipt books, 1927-1930, 1934-1940; business letters, 1910-1937, and other miscellaneous business records. Also included are personal letters and postcards to Knoedler and his wife, Christiana, many in German, 1910-1936, and Justice of the Peace dockets, 1917-1923.

The Knoedler Family Collection has been transferred to the PHMC's Old Economy Village Historic Site.

For related records see the Harmony Society Papers (Manuscript Group 185), John S. Duss Papers (Manuscript Group 310), Karl Arndt Collection of Harmony Society Materials (Manuscript Group 437), Old Economy Village Collection (Manuscript Group 354), and Henry Mohn Family Collection (Manuscript Group 332), which have also been transferred to Old Economy Village.




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