Volume/Folder: Register of German Redemptioners, 1785-1804

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Record Number: 8651
Call number: Am .3791
Collection: Register of German redemptioners [Am.3791]
Volume: 1
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: 1785 - 1804
Original Format: Manuscripts
Image description: This collection contains two registers of German immigrants who became indentured as servants in Philadelphia in order to repay the cost of their trans-Atlantic voyage. These volumes cover the years 1785-1804 and 1817-1831. The registers record the names of individuals and families involved, county and state of residence, duration of service, what servants will receive upon their freedom, and occasionally further contract particulars, such as if the servant is to receive some education. Indentures are listed chronologically and both volumes are indexed.