Old Newspaper Collections Project

By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

Philadelphia, PA, Personals, 1853


Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!


Philadelphia Personal Ads, 1853

PERSONAL--REBECCA ELIZABETH EMERY, who wet nursed mrs. D's child, is requested to call on Mrs. L. FRANKLIN. St. 22 3'121.

THE GENTLEMAN by the name of HARDER, who came from LEWES, On Tuesday, the 14th, in the St. Nicholas, will call at the Ledger office, he will find a note addressed to him.

THE GENTLEMAN, who had my HARNESS put upon the large dun horse on Monday afternoon, at Rope Ferry, will please return the harness to the owner, 614 North ELEVENTH Street, and save himself further trouble, as he is known, and we suppose it not intentional.

PERSONAL--If the heirs or legal representatives of ROBT. SMITH and JOHN SHEPPERD, who were associated in business in Philadelphia about 1790, under the firm of Smith & Sheppard, will call upon or address JOS. P. LOUGHEAD. No. 69 South FIFTH Street, above Spruce, they will hear of something to their advantage.

$5 REWARD.--Runaway from the subscriber, SAMUEL B. SOLOMON, a minor. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting him on my account. Any person returning said minor, shall be entitled to the above reward.


CAUTION.--This is to caution all persons not to trust my wife, SIDNEY RUFFLE, from this date, as I will pay no debts of her contracting.

His X mark.
Phila, Sept. 20th, 1853.

ANY PERSON knowing a GIRL by the name of ELLEN McMUNGLE, will confer a favor on her sister Mary by directing her to MATHEW LYNCH, SCh. SEVENTH and THOMPSON Sts, near Girard College. She landed from the ship Creole, on the 14th inst.

$5 REWARD,--Ran away from the subscriber, on the 2d day of September, 1853, EDWARD M. SHEARS, an indentured apprentice to the plastering business, aged 19 years and 10 months, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, light complexion, had on a cap, blue frock coat and gray pants. Any person harboring or trusting said apprentice will be dealt with according to the law.

Parriah St., below Broad, Phila.

SIX CENTS REWARD.--Ran away from the subscriber, on the 18th instant, OLIVER MILLER, an indentured apprentice to the Chair Painting and ornamenting Business. The boy is about 5-1/2 feet tall, 17 years of age, red hair, has an impediment in his speech, and does not always adhere strictly to the truth. The above reward will be paid for information of his whereabouts, but no extra costs paid. All persons are cautioned not to harbor said boy, as the law will be strictly enforced against them.

C. W. RAUCH, Seth' Chem. Pa

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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