Steve Ness, librarian and archivist

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society recently purchased three deeds which should be of interest to Mennonite, Cocalico, and Bricker family historians. All three indentures apparently were never recorded at the Lancaster courthouse.

1. Christian Eby (1734-1807), Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., and Tietrick Caquelin (Dietrich Gockley, 1714-1793), Cocalico Township, executors for Peter Bricker (1700-1761), Cocalico Twp., to John Bricker (d. 1813), one of the sons of Peter Bricker, 242 acres in Cocalico Twp., September 15, 1761. Contains the signatures of Christian Eby and Didie Caquelin (Tietrick Caquelin).

2. Christian Eby, Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., and Tietrick Caquelin, Cocalico Township, executors for Peter Bricker, Cocalico Twp., to Jacob Bricker, one of the sons of Peter Bricker, 264+ acres in Cocalico Twp., September 15, 1761. Contains the signatures of Christian Eby and Didie Caquelin.

3. Samuel (1780?-1841) and Barbara Bricker, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa., to Joseph Eby (1772-1854), Cocalico Twp., 124+ acres in Cocalico Twp., March 31, 1813.

Christian Eby (1734-1807) married Catherine Bricker (1743-1810), a daughter of Peter Bricker. He was ordained ca. 1776 as the first deacon for the Hammer Creek Mennonite congregation.

These deeds have been cataloged as part of the LMHS Deeds Collection. Persons interested in viewing them should contact Steve Ness (sness@lmhs.org; 717.393.9745 x202) to make arrangements.