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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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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.
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Item 34: From PalmyraAdd to your cart.
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Item 37: West of the TunnelAdd to your cart.
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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.

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