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George F. P. Wanger genealogical research

1794-1937, 3.5 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Wanger, George Fremont Price, 1863-1938
Title:
George F. P. Wanger genealogical research
Date [inclusive]:
1794-1937
Call Number:
23
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
10 boxes and several scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
George F. P. Wanger, 1863-1938, was an author, historian, and genealogist who published materials relating to his family and to the local history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the George F. P. Wanger genealogical research, 1794-1937, is comprised of research materials gathered by Wanger while compiling his family history. The collection also includes primary source materials such as marriage certificates and land deeds.
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Biography/History

George Fremont Price Wanger was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1863 to George Wanger and Rebecca Price. Wanger married Mary Ada Grubb in 1887 and they had 9 children. He passed away on March 7, 1938 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Wanger worked as an Assistant Postmaster and was also an author, historian, and genealogist. He extensively researched his family lineage, publishing The Grubb Families of America: Military Service in 1914 and  A Genealogy of the Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price, Evangelist, Pioneer in 1926.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is comprised of research notes and materials collected by Wanger while compiling his family genealogy, as well as some original family documents collected by him. Materials from the Price Family Association and relating to Wanger's research on Norristown churches and cemeteries are also included in this collection

The genealogical research notes are extensive, and include a manuscript of the Wanger family genealogy. There is also a series of research notes on land ownership with some original land deeds, organized by area. Wanger collected a few original family records, such as marriage and birth records (including one beautifully illuminated Fraktur/taufschein). There is a scrapbook of early Wanger family documents, a scrapbook on local history, and scrapbooks on Kulp, Latshaw, and Shinkle families' geneaologies.

The collection includes some Price Family Association materials. Wanger's mother was a Price, and he was very involved in the association.

Wanger's research on Norristown church and cemeteries, and research notes and abstracts for family research with correspondence (1907-1937), are also part of the collection.

A small amount of Wanger's personal correspondence, 1910-1933, rounds out the collection.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanger Estate, April 19th, 1948 (accession #9946).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Price Family Association.
Family Name(s)
  • Grubb family
  • Price family
  • Wanger family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Norristown (Pa.)
  • Pottstown (Pa.)
  • Switzerland
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy
  • Local history

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