04 October 2015

On This Day: Jury duty announced

Today when one gets summoned for jury duty, one gets a letter in the mail. In 1880, jurors were announced in the paper. On This Day there were over 100 jurors announced. The interesting part, from a genealogical point of view, is that the announcements would include the person’s name, occupation and residence!  

City residents also included the ward in which they resided.For example, John A. Weimer was a carpenter. He lived in the third ward in the City. 


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 4 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.