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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption: Lehigh County Alms House, Allentown, Pa.
Scanned and submitted by Sue Jones    rsj534@email.msn.com 

See Lithograph Illustration.  

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LOCAL NOTES:

"What was once called the Lehigh County Home is now a nursing home run by the county. I do not know what kind of records are available for the home. The address is 350 South Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104. The phone number is 610-395-3727."
     peggyt@early.com 

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

"I haven't had the chance to research this much further, but  my great grand father, Elmer Schuler (1878-1956) was Director of the Poor in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA."
     Colleen O'Byrne
   pa18229@ptd.net 


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RECORDS:

OBITUARIES Which Involved Those Who Lived or Worked 
at the LEHIGH COUNTY ALMSHOUSE 
[This is great historical reading! It should be of interest to everyone -- not just those who are seeking information about those people whose obituaries are included.   PHL ]

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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in LEHIGH county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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