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Jay Gotwahls Francis (1870-1958) was born to John and Mary Jane Francis in Oaks, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1870. He graduated from Ursinus College in 1891 with an A.B. degree. After, Francis spent a year at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, followed by 15 months at Mt. Morris Bible School. In 1895, Francis was licensed as a minister in the Green Tree congregation, achieving his second degree of ministry in 1899. In 1897, he earned his B.D. degree from the Ursinus School of Theology. He married Mary Ann Zug in 1900, with whom he had eight children. Francis was one of few ministers of the Church of the Brethren to receive a seminary education beyond college and was an advocate of higher education for all members of the church. In 1898, he organized a meeting of several Church of the Brethren elders to discuss establishing a Brethren college in Eastern Pennsylvania. Francis was part of the ten-person committee in charge of choosing a location for the school as well as developing a constitution. Although partial to establishing a school in Ephrata or Pottstown, the final location of the institution became Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and the school was called Elizabethtown College. Though Francis was part of the initial establishment of the school in 1899, soon after he broke from the committee in an attempt to create another Brethren college in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. This venture failed, and Francis would only return to Elizabethtown College twice in 1908 and 1950. In 1911, Francis served on a Historical Committee tasked with writing a District history for his region of the Church of the Brethren. Further, Francis was part of the purchasing committee for the Lebanon Church of Brethren building. Known for his interest in history, he was a member and organizer of the Lebanon County Historical Society, established in 1916. He also did genealogy work for the Daughters of the American Revolution. Francis was listed in the U.S. Census for 1910 as a painter, as for a period of time he was not closely affiliated with the church and held services in his own home rather than the church. However, in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 Census, he was listed as a minister or preacher. From 1933 until his death in 1958, Francis served in the ministry for the Lebanon Church of the Brethren. He is best known for his work in the establishment of Elizabethtown College, with a statue in his memory having been placed outside Alpha Hall on the College’s campus.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: DescendantsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Insurance PaperAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Francis, J.G. Speeches, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Francis Family Letters, 1945-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Francis, J.G. Letters RecordAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters, 1910-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Will and DescendantsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Written Articles, 1887-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Written Articles, unknown datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Papers on Family HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Booklets, 1930; unknownAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: BiographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: BrethrenismAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Scanned Articles on BrethrenismAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: History- CongregationsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: BerksAdd to your cart.
Item 2: ChiquesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: ConestogaAdd to your cart.
Item 4: CoventryAdd to your cart.
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Item 8: MingoAdd to your cart.
Item 9: MyerstownAdd to your cart.
Item 10: ParkerfordAdd to your cart.
Item 11: SandblookAdd to your cart.
Item 12: TulpehockenAdd to your cart.
Item 13: White OakAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Big SwataraAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: EldersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: History- Meetings and GroupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: History- Lebanon CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: MembershipAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 2-1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Elizabethtown College: Founding (Letters), 1898-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Elizabethtown College- HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Elizabethtown College: COB Historical Associations, 1898-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Elizabethtown College: Lebanon CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Elizabethtown College: COB PreachersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Elizabethtown College: Mt. Morris CollegeAdd to your cart.
Photograph 1: "A circle of friends at Mt. Morris, Ill. College", 1892-1893Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Glass paper weight with Elizabethtown College photographAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Elizabethtown College: Miscellaneous PapersAdd to your cart.
Oversize Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Church HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: History NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: NotepadAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Lecture of Mr. Lehman delivered before the Citizens of Lebanon on the evening of December 18, 1851 (35 Pages), 1851Add to your cart.
Item 3: Notebook: History of Pennsylvania, -1923Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lebanon County Historical Notes, 1734-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fire Company HistoriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Perkiomen ValleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sauer PrintersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Scheme to educate the GermansAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Valley Forge HistoryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Providence's Part in Provisioning the CampAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Jacy Richardson's RideAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Valley Forge NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Historical Notes, Misc.Add to your cart.
Item 1: NotebookAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Journal on People, "Origins of our Brotherhood and its Transplanting to America"Add to your cart.
Item 3: Paper on Henry W. LongfellowAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bachman FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Bason FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bollman Family- Handwritten NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Bollman Family- Family History ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bollman Family- CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Bollman Family- PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Brandt FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 2: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Family History ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Dubbs FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Eby FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "A Visit to an Aged Mennonite Farmer"Add to your cart.
Item 2: Newspaper ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Eisenberg-Jones FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Poley Ancestry"Add to your cart.
Item 2: Handwritten NotesAdd to your cart.
Book 3: Eisenberg-Jones Family RecordAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "Will of Peter Jones"Add to your cart.
Item 5: History of Eisenberg DescendantsAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Eisenberg-Jones Family Association ReunionAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Eisenberg-Jones Ninth Reunion FlyerAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Family History ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Item 9: "Historical Sketch of the Eisenberg-Jones Family"Add to your cart.
Item 10: "Eisenberg-Jones Family Reunion" by George E. FryAdd to your cart.
Item 11: "Eisenberg-Jones Family Association Report for the Year", July 1922- July 1923Add to your cart.
Item 12: Reunion Post Cards, 1926-1937; incompleteAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Letters from Elle E. Hartley, June 4, 1927 and June 15, 1927Add to your cart.
Item 14: 14th and 15th "Annual Reunion of the Eisenberg-Jones Family" Association ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Newspaper ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gingrich FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Newspaper Article, "The History of Bachmanville that was..."Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Gotwahls FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Handwritten NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letters from Henry S. Landis, 1948Add to your cart.
Item 3: Family History Manuscript and OutlineAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from Nelson H. BergeyAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from Ralph L. JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Graby FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Plain People of Lebanon County" ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harnish FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Kohr FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Kreider FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Family History of Kreider Family" Newspaper Articles (in a flat box), May 22, 1919- Sept 9, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Light FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Long FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Meiley FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Oberholtzer FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Reinwohl FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reist FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Roop FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "The Genealogy of the Roop Family: Descendants of Christian Roop" bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Royer FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Schaeffer FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Spangler FamilyAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tice FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Umberger FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Umstad FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Walker FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Weber FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Yordy FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Zug FamilyAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: NotesAdd to your cart.
Photograph 1: West End of Tunnel and Lock No. 1Add to your cart.
Item 2: Misc Notes: "Development and Passing of the Union Canal by J.G. Francis; "George M. Lebanon"Add to your cart.
Photograph 3: Picture (of West End Tunnel?)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Coal Yard Pictures and Notes (Development and Passing of the Union Canal: biographies)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Newspaper Article "Lebanon Park Increases Access to Tunnel"Add to your cart.
Item 6: Union Canal: The Great Flood, June 4, 1862Add to your cart.
Item 7: Newspaper Articles "Surviving Boatmen of Penna. Canal in Reunion"Add to your cart.
Item 8: Cleaning of the Canal and Swinging Bridge, 1866-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pennsylvania InstitutesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Lebanon Canal FeederAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "...commenced their labors in Pennsylvania..."Add to your cart.
Item 4: Water Works AqueductAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "...numerous writers give credit to Robert Faloin..."Add to your cart.
Item 6: A Notable PositionAdd to your cart.
Item 7: "Montgomery in his theory of Berks Country..."Add to your cart.
Item 8: ProgrammingAdd to your cart.
Item 9: "Have showed some words by way of Preface..."Add to your cart.
Item 10: The Union Canal Pre-eminently a Lebanon County AffairAdd to your cart.
Item 11: TrafficAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Canal (Old and New)Add to your cart.
Item 13: "The statement of Wilham M..."Add to your cart.
Item 14: The Union CanalAdd to your cart.
Item 15: "...some other young lady..."Add to your cart.
Item 16: A History of the Union Canal, established about 1834Add to your cart.
Item 17: RichAdd to your cart.
Item 18: H. Dale for the Leb. Co. Hist. SocietyAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Canal in Feb.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Union Canal ProjectAdd to your cart.
Item 21: The Report of Engineer W.N. McBullongh, August 2, 1894Add to your cart.
Item 22: The Brandt FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 23: Misc NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 24: "Another prominent business man..."Add to your cart.
Item 25: East from LebanonAdd to your cart.
Item 26: LockAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Stroll (Lay)Add to your cart.
Item 28: Locks, Warehouses, and BridgesAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Stroll, MyerstownAdd to your cart.
Item 30: "Allen Bollinger moved in 1956..."Add to your cart.
Item 31: LeeknersAdd to your cart.
Item 32: SnyderAdd to your cart.
Item 33: SeltzerAdd to your cart.
Item 34: From PalmyraAdd to your cart.
Item 35: Store HousesAdd to your cart.
Item 36: The Basin HereAdd to your cart.
Item 37: West of the TunnelAdd to your cart.
Item 38: KreiderAdd to your cart.
Item 39: StrollAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A Stroll across the Sixteen Lock SectionAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Stroll from Jonestown Road to Water Works, August 1941Add to your cart.
Item 3: GalenAdd to your cart.
Item 4: John AdamAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Note on paper from Ursinus CollegeAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Public ForumAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Canal SuperintendentsAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Bio: William LebanonAdd to your cart.
Item 9: A Life of the... As Early Means of Transportation, Conceived by PennAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Land PurchasesAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Great DawnAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Land on Canal in LebanonAdd to your cart.
Item 13: The Weslian LocksAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Canal, July 30, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 15: June 14, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 16: January 2, 1868Add to your cart.
Item 17: Relative to the Enlargement of the Union CanalAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Canal, January 19, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 19: RetrenchingAdd to your cart.
Item 20: WeberAdd to your cart.
Item 21: From Feb.Add to your cart.
Item 22: Strolls along the Union CanalAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Postcard "Oldest Tunnel in the United States, Built 1822-1823, Lebanon, Pa."Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letters from Philip G. Nordell, August- September 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "2 Annville Teen Score in Dreamboat of a Dig" Sunday Patriot NewsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Misc NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Notebook: "The Old Canals"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Drawing Records- Location of CanalAdd to your cart.
Oversize Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Union Canal- Lebanon Courier, June 18, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Map Union CanalAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Union Canal- in the Courier, July 9, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Union Canal and Reading R.R., Swinging BridgeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Union Canal Letter Philip NordellAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Land Purchases on Lebanon/ Weston LocksAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Union Canal- SnyderAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Union Canal- List of PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Union CanalAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: William Lehman- Resident engineer and General Sept of Union Canal. He and wife Elizabeth Keyser were German Baptist Brethren of Germantown. [Lorenzo L. Lehman, Benjamin B. Lehman, Samuel B. Lehman]Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Union Canal Review from Courier, July 30, 1854-August 4, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lebanon Canal FeederAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Pa. Canals- Sec. of Internal Affairs, June 30, 1900Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ursinus College Commencement Herald, June 25, 1891Add to your cart.
Item 2: Elocution (Prof. Roberts)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Dogmatics. Fall Term, 1896Add to your cart.
Item 4: DoctrineAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Church History (Prof. McGiffert)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Hebrew (Prof. Fagnani) and Greek (Prof. Vincent)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Church Polity (Prof. Prentiss)Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Record Book: Life of ChristAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Record Book: GenesisAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Record Book: Book of IsaiahAdd to your cart.
Book 1: Bible (personal copy)Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photographic PlatesAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photographic PlatesAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photographic PlatesAdd to your cart.

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