Category:People from Lititz, Pennsylvania
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The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Lititz, Pennsylvania – Lititz /ˈlɪtᵻts/ is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles north of the city of Lancaster. Lititz was founded by members of the Moravian Church in 1756 and was named after a castle in Bohemia near the village of Kunvald where the ancient Bohemian Brethrens Church had been founded in 1457, the roots of the Moravian Brethrens Church date back to the ancient Bohemian Brethrens Church. For a century, only Moravians were permitted to live in Lititz, until the middle of the 19th century, only members of the congregation could own houses, others were required to lease. The lease-system was abolished in 1855, just five years before the beginning of the Civil War, more information can be found in the book A Brief History of Lititz Pennsylvania by Mary Augusta Huevener, published in 1947. During a part of the American Revolution, the Brethrens House, a number of soldiers died and were buried here. Lititz is also home to Linden Hall School, the oldest all-girls boarding school in the United States, located adjacent to the Moravian Church on 47 acres of land, Linden Hall School was founded by the Moravians in 1746, a decade before the borough was incorporated. Lititz has been holding a celebration of Independence Day since 1813. This annual spectacle attracts tourists and former residents that return for the annual Queen of Candles Pageant. The park itself is decorated each year, rather extravagantly, with beams and trestles placed from side to side of the stone-walled stream. The trestles are fitted sockets for white candles to be placed, the first candle has traditionally been lit by the years Queen of Candles pageant winner. Musical performances by groups as Flamin Dick and the Hot Rods then follow. The park also hosts festivities for children and a plethora of food offerings comparable to those at a county fair, the 4th of July parade is sponsored by Lititz Lions. Annually, the Saturday before Columbus Day is Chocolate Walk, a much-anticipated downtown event hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area, during 2006 a year-long celebration was held commemorating the 250th anniversary of the naming of the town. Lititz is often named in lists of delightfully-named towns in Pennsylvania Dutchland, along with Intercourse, Blue Ball, Mount Joy, Bareville, Bird-in-Hand, in 2013, Lititz was announced the winner of Budget Travels Americas Coolest Small Towns competition from among 15 other finalists. Lititz is located at 40°9′17″N 76°18′12″W, Pennsylvania Routes 772 and 501 run through the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has an area of 2.3 square miles. The population density was 3,884. 0/sq mi, there were 3,827 housing units at an average density of 1,646.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 97. 23% White,0. 44% African American,0. 09% Native American,0. 87% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,0. 50% from other races, and 0. 83% from two or more races
2. Sydenham Elnathan Ancona – Sydenham Elnathan Ancona was a Democratic member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Sydenham E. Ancona was born near Lititz, Pennsylvania and he moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1826 with his parents, who settled near Sculls Hill, Pennsylvania. He attended public and private schools, and taught school and he moved in 1856 to Reading, Pennsylvania, where he entered the employ of the Reading Company. He served as a member of the board of education, Ancona was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses. He was a candidate for renomination in 1866. He became engaged in the trust, fire-insurance, and relief-association businesses in Reading and he was a delegate to the 1880 Democratic National Convention at Cincinnati, Ohio. During a visit to the Capitol at Washington, D. C and he was engaged in banking and in the insurance business until his death in Reading in 1913. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, the Political Graveyard RootsWeb entry Sydenham Elnathan Ancona at Find a Grave
3. Elmer Holmes Bobst – Elmer Holmes Bobst was an American businessman and philanthropist who worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Bobst was born in Lititz, Pennsylvania and he aspired to become a doctor, but instead, he taught himself pharmacology. After his wife Ethel composed his interview letter, he became manager and treasurer of the Hoffman-LaRoche Chemical Works by 1920, when Bobst retired from the company in 1944, he was one of the nations highest paid corporate executives. In 1945 he took charge of the ailing William Warner Company, Bobst had close connections to President Dwight Eisenhower, but was also a close friend of President Richard Nixon, contributing generously to their campaigns and helping to guide Nixons career. The Nixons joined Bobst and his two granddaughters Anne and Stephanie for many visits to Spring Lake, New Jersey, in 1968, Bobst became a White House advisor on health issues. Philanthropic pursuits were also important to Bobst, particularly cancer research, Bobst had one son Elmer Walton Bobst with his wife of 50 years, Ethel Rose Bobst. His son, E. Walton Bobst, former president of Bobst Pharmaceutical, had two daughters, Anne Bobst-Highley and Stephanie Bobst Haymes Vanden Heuvel. In April 1961 Bobst married Mamdouha As-Sayyid, who was a member of the Lebanese delegation to the United Nations and he bought her many fine jewels, including a diamond tiara formerly the property of Queen Geraldine of Albania. In 1988, Mamdouha Bobst donated the records and personal effects of her husband to the Fales Library at New York University. Elmer Holmes Bobst was also known as an anti-Semite, writing in a letter to Nixon, “Jews have troubled the world from the very beginning. If this beloved country of ours ever falls apart, the blame rightly should be attributed to the action of Jews in complete control of our communications. ”Bobst gave $11 million towards the completion. Opened on September 12,1973, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, is the main library, located at the Southeast corner of Washington Square Park, it is named after its benefactor. Bobst was a long time trustee at NYU
4. John Fass – John Stroble Fass was an American graphic designer and a printer of fine press books. Fass designed books for the leading American publishers of limited edition books, collectors of private press books also remember John Fass for the handcrafted books he printed on a tabletop printing press in his one-room apartment at the Bronx YMCA. Fass books and his photography celebrate his life in New York City and his work also documents his passion for the rural landscapes of his native Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John S. Fass was born in Lititz, Pennsylvania, a located in Lancaster County. Fass, was a maker and a laborer. Fass, supplemented the income as a dressmaker. The family had roots in rural Lancaster County, Fass family included Moravian. Although Fass career kept him in New York City for more than 40 years, Fass never married, and maintained close ties with his relatives in Lancaster County, where he returned in old age to live with his sister Esther Wert in Lititz. Fass began his career in the trade as a 12-year-old. After graduating from school, he continued his work at the Lititz print shop. After serving in the U. S. Army, Fass moved to Philadelphia in 1918 to work as a compositor for the Holmes Press. Two years later Fass moved to New York City to work as a compositor for David Gildea & Company which specialized in advertising design, from 1923 to 1925 Fass worked for the printing and publishing house of William Edwin Rudge at Mount Vernon, New York. The town is located in West Chester County, on the border of the Bronx, while employed by William Rudge, John worked alongside Bruce Rogers, who was the greatest modern book designer according to a 1939 Time magazine article. Rogers modernist-yet-classical design sensibility greatly influenced Fass own sense of style, Fass style became characterized by clean, precisionist design accented with finely crafted ornament. In 1925 Fass left the Rudge shop to create his own printing house with a Rudge co-worker, Roland Wood and that same year they founded the Harbor Press in a small shop in midtown Manhattan. The press specialized in creating books, with Fass focusing on the design. The Harbor Press quickly established a reputation for producing beautifully crafted books, Fass and Wood produced limited editions of works by leading American writers such as Robert Frost and William Faulkner, signed by the writers. George Macy, the publisher of the Limited Editions Club, soon noticed Fass talents, from 1925 into the 1940s, John designed most of the books published by John Macy
5. John Sutter – Although famous throughout California for his association with the Gold Rush, Sutter saw his business ventures fail while those of his elder son, John Augustus Sutter, Jr. were more successful. John Augustus Sutter was born Johann August Suter on February 15,1803 in Kandern, Baden, Germany, Johann went to school in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. At age 21, Johann married the daughter of a rich widow and he operated a store but he was more interested in spending money than making it. Because of family and mounting debts, Johann faced charges that would have him placed in jail, so he decided to dodge trial and ventured to America, he styled his name to Captain John Augustus Sutter. In North America, John Augustus Sutter undertook extensive travels, before he went to the U. S. he had learned Spanish and English in addition to Swiss French. Together with 35 Germans he moved from the St. Louis area to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a province of Mexico, then moved to the town of Westport, Oregon Territory. On April 1,1838, he joined a group of missionaries, led by the fur trapper Andrew Drips, and traveled the Oregon Trail to Fort Vancouver in Oregon Territory, which they reached in October. Sutter originally planned to cross the Siskiyou Mountains during the winter, Sutter was charged £21 by Douglas to arrange transportation on the British bark Columbia for himself and his eight followers. The Columbia departed Fort Vancouver on 11 November and sailed to the Kingdom of Hawaii, Sutter had missed the only ship inbound for the Alta California, and had to remain in the Kingdom for four months. The brig Clementine was eventually hired by Sutter to take provisions and general merchandise for New Archangel. Joining the crew as unpaid supercargo, Sutter,10 Native Hawaiians laborers, staying at New Archangel for a month, Sutter joined several balls hosted by Governor Kupreyanov, who likely gave help in determining the course of the Sacramento River. The Clementine then sailed for Alta California, reaching Yerba Buena on July 1,1839, which at that time was only a small seaport town. At the time of Sutters arrival in California, Alta California was a province of Mexico, and had a population of only about 1,000 Europeans and an estimated 100, 000-700,000 Native Americans. Sutter had to go to the capital at Monterey to obtain permission from the governor, Juan Bautista Alvarado, Alvarado saw Sutters plan of establishing a colony in Central Valley as useful in buttressing the frontier which he was trying to maintain against Indians, Russians, Americans and British. The governor stipulated however that for Sutter to qualify for land ownership, he had to reside in the territory for a year and become a Mexican citizen, which he did on August 29,1840. Construction was begun in August 1839 on a settlement which Sutter named New Helvetia, or New Switzerland, after his homeland. Sutter often began to identify himself as Captain Sutter of the Swiss Guard, when the settlement was completed in 1841, on 18 June, he received title to 48,827 acres on the Sacramento River. The site is now part of the California state capital of Sacramento, Sutter at first supported the establishment of an independent California Republic but when United States troops under John C