Register of German redemptioners

Collection Am .3791

(0.28 Linear feet ; 2 volumes)

Summary Information

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Register of German redemptioners
Am .3791
Date [inclusive]
0.28 Linear feet ; 2 volumes
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Newhouse
This collection was processed during the Digital Center for Americana Project Phase II, which was funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.
Text [Volume]
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.

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Register of German redemptioners (Collection Am .3791), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania July 2011

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Processing Information note

This collection are undergoing conservation treatments and may be unavailable. Once conservation work is completed, the volumes will be returned to the collection and the finding aid will be updated.

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Related Materials

Related collections at other institutions

"Record of indentures of individuals bound out as apprentices, servants, etc., and of German and other redemptioners, 1771 October 3 - 1773 October 5," at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Philadelphia (Pa.).


  • Immigrants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--18th century.
  • Immigrants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century.
  • Immigrants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Registers.
  • Indentured servants--United States--History--18th century.
  • Indentured servants--United States--History--19th century.

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