Red Lion Households in the 1880 Census

Red Lion incorporated as a borough on January 16, 1880.  A little more than 5 months later, on June 24th and June 25th, the 1880 census was taken and it captured the earliest residents of the new borough.  The residents listed were those who were living in the borough as of June 1, 1880.

At that time, Red Lion had 49 households that were residing in 47 dwellings within the borough limits.  There are two dwellings that each contained 2 households.  The Julia Sevis and John Poet households resided in the same dwelling (listed as dwelling #2) and the Moses Smith and Samuel Poet households resided in the same dwelling (listed as dwelling #41).

Below you will find two maps showing the known locations of those 47 dwellings.  The exact location of a few dwellings (such as #44 and #46) is not known, but it is verified that the head of household owned property in that area and there are several possible dwellings located on their land.

Also, you will find a table that lists all 49 head of households in Red Lion along with the corresponding dwelling number they resided in.  Each head of household is a hyperlink to a PDF document that contains information on each family member within that household, such as date of birth, date of death, burial location.  The family document also lists more details about the location of their residence, along with circumstantial evidence on where some of the households not listed on the maps below may have resided.  Finally, the family document also lists any contributions to the town of Red Lion, such as their occupations, any civic involvement and other places they lived in town after 1880.

Dwelling # Head of Household Property Location
1 Wesley Smith Unknown
2 Julia Sevis Where Country Club Road previously intersected with West Broadway
2 John Poet Where Country Club Road previously intersected with West Broadway
3 Charles Neff 850 Country Club Road
4 William Paules Unknown
5 Henry Wagman 309 South Franklin Street
6 John Wagman Near the intersection of Country Club Road & Horace Mann Avenue
7 Daniel Spotts North side of Country Club Road, south of the parking lot behind Red Lion Area Sentio High School
8 Henry Neff West side of Country Club Road, just north of Winterstown Road
9 John Wise North side of Marshall Street, just east of the current borough limits
10 John A. Wise 304 East Lancaster Street
11 John Herman Unknown
12 Nathaniel Neiman 42 South Main Street
13 Henry Wallick 2 North Main Street (old First National Bank building now there)
14 Edward “A.D.” Wallick 10 North Main Street (now parking lot beside old First National Bank Building)
15 Charles Innerst Unknown
16 George Oberdorff Unknown
17 Ferdinand Heisler Unknown
18 Matthew Gable 20 North Main Street
19 George Knaub 12 North Main Street or 16 North Main Street
20 William Knaub 30 North Main Street or 32 North Main Street
21 Samuel Sprengle 33 North Main Street, 35 North Main Street or 39-45 North Main Street
22 Adam Gebhard 54 North Main Street
23 Dr. John Hyson 60 North Main Street
24 James Smith Unknown
25 Jacob Cramer Unknown
26 Jacob Miller 62 North Main Street
27 George Dietz 80 North Main Street (house was located on what is now the parking lot)
28 William Algier 80 North Main Street
29 Henry Paules 84 North Main Street
30 Daniel Weaver 86 North Main Street
31 Noah Olp 90 North Main Street
32 Catherine Meyer 5 West High Street
33 Hiram Dill 349 West Broadway
34 Jeremiah Smith Unknown
35 Henry Shank Unknown
36 Hamilton Grim Unknown
37 Lewis Blockinger Unknown
38 Jacob Gohn Unknown
39 Barton Jacobs Unknown
40 Seth Minnich 162 North Main Street
41 Moses Smith 286-288 North Main Street
41 Samuel Poet 286-288 North Main Street
42 Andrew Keener 20-22 Railroad Avenue
43 Daniel Ness West of Franklin Street and south of West High Street
44 Jacob Young North of West Broadway, west of North Franklin Street and east of North Mill Street
45 William Taylor Near Taylor’s Trestle
46 Henry Shaffer Along Springwood Road, just west of the current borough limits
47 Henry Rost Along the south side of Springwood Road, west of the current borough limits

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