Old Newspaper Collections Project

By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1853, Personals


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!



INFORMATION WANTED--of ANDREW SMYTH, by his brothers, Peter and Frank Smyth, at No. 618, Water Street, Phila.

INFORMATION WANTED--Of GEORGIANA RIGBY, (Colored), a daughter of Lydia Rigby, who has been missing since the 15th inst., She has on an orange colored De Loira dress, with small spots. Any information respecting her will be thankfully received by her distressed parent, at No. 58 GASKILL Street

INFORMATION WANTED--Of FERNINAND SUCKFIELD, alias KAGEL, a German Tailor, formerly residing at 572 NORTH SECOND Street, above Beaver. Any one having a knowledge of his present where about, will confer a favor by imparting the same to BENNETT & CO. 182 Market Street.

WENT AWAY.--From home, on Wednesday last, the 14th, and has not been heard of since, THOS, CUMMINGS, a boy, between 11 and 14 years of age. Color of hair between red and auburn. Had on when he left, blue cloth cap, brown out jacket, brown pants, with sky-clue stripe and pink shirt; shoes and stockings. Any information respecting him will be thankfully received by his father, JAS. CUMMINGS, 156 South ELEVENTH Street.

WANTED--A WIFE--By a respectable young widower, with one child, he possesses several hundred dollars; a lady with the same preferred; but none need apply except their character be good. Address, with real name and residence, S. B., Ledger office. All letter must be post paid.

ONE CENT REWARD--Ran away from the subscriber on the 21st. inst., GEO. BROADBEAD, an indentured apprentice to the Carpenter business. All persons cautioned against harboring or trusting him on my account, as they will be dealt with according to law. AMOS EASTTREAU,  House Carpenter and Builder.

MY WIFE, Bridget Higgins, has left my bed and board without any cause or provocation. I caution the public to give her nothing on my account, as I will not be accountable for her debts. MICHAEL HIGGINS

NOTICE--Whereas my wife, Cecelia Burton, has left my bed and board, without any provocation, this is to notify the public that I will not be responsible for any debts she may contract from this date. THOMAS BURTON

Delaware County, Pa.

INFORMATION WANTED--If JAMES MAGIN, who arrived from Ireland, in this ship Saranak. He will find his friends by called at JAMES McGEE'S Liquor Store, South Street, above Twelfth.

NAVY EXTRA PAY--Wanted SEAMEN and MARINES, who served in the Pacific since 1846, or their heirs, to call on JOHN H. FRICK, Pension Agent and Commissioner for 29 States. 75-1/2 Dock Street.

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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