George Steitz Ground Rent Deeds

Collection
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Repository
Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
Material Type
Manuscripts
Date
1758 – 1760 Inclusive date(s)
1758 – 1760 Normal date(s)
Description
Sixty four ground rent deeds for lots in Lebanon, Pennsylvania issued by George Steitz between 1758 and 1760.  Included is the name of the lessee, the lot number, location of the lot and lists of subsequent lessees.
Extent
2.00
Extent Units
cubic feet
Creators
Wesley Schwenk ()
Steitz, George ()
Administrative/Biographical History
George Adam Steitz claimed 313 acres of land along Quittapahilla Creek in 1737 and an additional 52 acres in 1739.  The land was surveyed and warranted on May 19, 1753.  Steitz began to lay out town lots by 1756.  The lots were 60 feet by 192 feet, separated by streets and alleys and leased for a yearly ground rent of five or six shillings.  Lessees were required to build a log house with a stone or brick chimmney.  The town became known as Steitztown but was also referred to as Lebanon prior to 1760.  Steitz sold his land interests including the town to George Reynolds in January 1761.
System of Arrangement
Chronological.
Existence and Location of Copies
2 flat file boxes
Subjects
Lebanon County, 18th century