Erie County (PA) Genealogy
Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, Pennsylvania
Table of Contents and Index to Posted
This publication, commonly known as
Nelson's History of Erie County 1896,
is being scanned and transcribed by
Bill Klauk. The title page contains: Nelson's Biographical
Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Containing a Condensed History of Pennsylvania, of Erie County, and of the
Several Cities, Boroughs and Townships in the County; also, Portraits and
Biographies of the Governors since 1790, and of Numerous Representative
Citizens. Historical and Descriptive Matter (page 19 to page 540) Prepared
by Benjamin Whitman. 1896; S. B. Nelson, Publisher, Erie, PA. 922 pages.
Part I. Pennsylvania - Historical, Descriptive and Statistical - State
Constitution of 1873.
History - pages 19 to 44.
Supplementary - pages 45 to 59.
Part II. Biographies of the Governors.
Governors - pages 65 to 68.
Part III. General History and Description of Erie County.
Chapter I. Physical Geography, Etc. - page 71 to page 73.
Chapter II. County, Township, City and Borough Organization - page 74 to page 76.
Chapter III. Population of the County, Valuations, Tax Rates, etc. - page 77 to page 80.
Chapter IV. Pre-Historic Remains, Natural Curiosities, etc. - page 80 to page 82.
Chapter V. Streams and Interior Lakes, Bridges, etc. - page 82 to page 85.
Chapter VI. Lake Erie, Bays, Peninsula, Fish and Fishing Interests. - page 86 to page 91.
Chapter VII. Indian History. - page 91 to page 96.
Chapter VIII. Gen. Anthony Wayne. - page 96 to page 98.
Chapter IX. French and British Occupation. - page 99 to page 102.
Chapter X. Purchase of the Triangle. - page 103 to page 104.
Chapter XI. First Settlements in Erie County. - page 105 to page 107.
Chapter XII. Early Land Matters. - page 107 to page 112.
Chapter XIII. Early Settlers in Erie County. - page 113 to page 115.
Chapter XIV. First Mills, Factories, Etc. - page 116 to page 120.
Chapter XV. Public Roads, Mail Routes, Stage Lines, Old Taverns, Etc. - page 120 to page 124.
Chapter XVI. Lake Navigation, Etc. - page 125 to page 131.
Chapter XVII. War of 1812-14. - page 132 to page 138.
Chapter XVIII. Religious History, Old Graveyards, Etc. - page 138 to page 144.
Chapter XIX. County, State and United States Buildings. page 145 to page 149.
Chapter XX. The Bench and Bar. - page 149 to page 165.
Chapter XX Part 1. Covers pages 149 to 152. [Added 2/11/05]
Chapter XX Part 2. Covers pages 153 to 157. [Added 2/16/05]
Chapter XXI. Doctors, Surgeons and Dentists. - page 166 to page 173.
Chapter XXII. Newspaper History. - page 173 to page 179.
Chapter XXIII. The Canal and Railroads. - page 179 to page 186.
Chapter XXIV. Public and Private Schools, Academies, Etc. - page 187 to page 190.
Chapter XXV. Events of Special Note and Miscellaneous Information. page 191 to page 201.
Chapter XXVI. The War for the Union. - page 201 to page 215.
Chapter XXVII. Record of Political Events, 1798 to 1895. page 215 to page 262.
Chapter XXVIII. U.S., State, District and County Offices. - page 262 to page 277.
Part IV. Township and Borough History.
Township Names to be added. Page 285 to page 383.
Part V. The Cities of Erie and Corry.
Erie. Chapter I to Chapter XVI. Page 387 to page 534.
Corry. Chapter I. Page 535 to page 540.
Part VI. Family Histories and Biographical Sketches.
Page 541 to page 896.
Part VII. Alphabetical Index.
Page 901 to page 922.
As pages are scanned and transcribed, links will be added above. If anyone
has access to Nelson's 1896 and would like to help transcribe pages, please
contact Bill Klauk.
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