Frackville Charter


To the Honorable the Court of Quarter Sessions of Schuylkill County. The petition of the undersigned inhabitants of the town of Frackville in said County of Schuylkill respectfully represents that the said town contains a collection of houses collocated after a regular plan in regard to streets and alleys and that the petitioners reside within the limits thereof as hereafter set forth and described and that the same contains not more than two hundred free holders, that they are desirous that the said town should be incorporated by the style and title of the Borough of Frackville according to the following boundaries.

Viz: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Borough of Gilberton thence south six degrees thirty minutes east one hundred and fifty-nine perches to a corner thence north eighty three degrees east, one hundred and seventy perches to a corner, thence north eighty and one fourth degrees east, one hundred and twenty perches to a corner, thence south nine and three fourths degrees east two hundred and fifty perches to a corner, thence south eighty and one half degrees west three hundred and fifty perches to a corner thence north nine and one fourth degrees west, twenty perches to a corner, thence south eighty one and one fourth degrees four hundred and six perches to a corner, thence north thirty seven and one half degrees west thirty five perches, thence south seventy five and one half degrees west twenty two perches to a corner, thence north six degrees west fifty five perches to a corner thence south eighty two and three fourths degrees west, three hundred and two tenths perches to a corner thence north. Sixteen and one half degrees west two hundred and forty two and seven tenths perches to a corner thence north eighty one degrees east, one hundred and eighty perches to a corner thence north thirty seven and one half degrees west twelve perches at or near the southwest corner of the aforesaid Borough of Gilberton, thence north eighty one degrees fifty seven minutes east three hundred and ninety eight perches to a corner thence north eight degrees west twenty perches to a corner thence north eighty two degrees east three hundred and ninety seven perches to the place of beginning a plot or draft whereof accompanies this petition.

The petitioners further represent that they are a majority of the free holders residing within said limits. They therefore pray the Court to cause this their application to be laid before the Grand Jury of said County and if a majority of said Grand Jury after a full investigation shall certify to the Court that the provisions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided have been complied with and that it is expedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners that the Court will confirm said judgment and that upon compliance with the several conditions required in said Acts of Assembly the said town of Frackville may thenceforth be deemed an incorporated Borough by the style and title aforesaid entitled to all the rights and privileges provided in said Acts and they will ever pray.

Name Name Name
Daniel Frack   Wm. Guynn   James Stewart
Samuel Frack   Jno. G. Berk   Robert Stewart
D. B. Frack   John Richards   Levi Heortzag
J. D. Hadesty   Wm. Fennel   Rudlof
F. J. Keffer   James Garvis   Daniel Dillman
F. Riegel   Theodore Moyer   J. M. Hadesty
H. H. Price   James Blackwell   W. E. Seitzinger
X (John Harris)   Wm. Richards   Daniel Seitzinger
E. Leymeister   Justice of Peace   John O. Malloy
H. D, Berkheiser   Henry C. Wagner   Samuel Harris
W. S. Moorhead   William Wagner   George Bastian
J. F. Price   Jacob Rauch   S. C. Urich
Richard Chappel   Wm. B. Hillary   J. W. Hesser
Paul Daubert   X (Richard Ellis)   J. Brassington
H. Seitzinger   X (Michael McGragh)   Henry Wagner
Issac Kalbach   Wm. Harris   Samuel Berdanier
Wm. Cowen   Jacob   X (John Eckes)
Jacob Katz   Thos. Robertson   James Price
Stephen Wachter   X (Thomas Rilley)   Hamilton Seitzinger
Richard Morgan   X (Anthony O'Malley)   John F. Harris
C. M. Stuart   Edwin Timmins   Jacob Rubrecht
Jas. D. Lawrence   John Tregise   Nicholas Stupsky
Christian Reese   Henry Garland   John Young
X (Uriah Maderia)   Thomas Trezise   George Young
Reuben Wagner   X (Peter Hoffman)   Wm. Anspach
James Fatkin   John A. Copeland   Joseph H. Long
Benjamin   J. J. Heilner   John F. Becker
Isaac Jenkins   Frederick Thomas   Louis T. Boehmer
Wm. Evans   Henry Schofield   DeGeorge Summerslmar
Ralph R. Greener   Josiah Penrose   Thomas Breedon
Alfred Seitzinger   Charles Miller   William Bassett
Wm. Evans, Jr.   George Weir   Thomas Campbell
X (James Wentzel)   D. W. Troutman   X (William Drike)
Samuel Yoder   Thos. Beddow   Wm. F. Brocious
W. E. Deisher   William Taylor   X (Owen Mowery)
X (Joseph Nelms)   John Bateman   Wnfld. Christian
George Ruchier   Wm. Tayler   X (Henry Owens)
Fred C. Sanner   Wm. Bassett   Franklin Klees
Peter Sanner   Frederick Smith   William Bronis
Samuel Snyder   William Wortsh   Wm, Hickman
Jacob Rodrian   Thomas Evans   X (Christian Eckert)
Theabald Leiser   Enoch Roberts   William Wallace
William Hadesty   Wm. F. Payne   Lawrence Mangam
Anthony Crush   Philip Merkel   William Ball Heim
X (John Cowen)   George J. Hyde   Henry Parton
Robert MeNeilley   Daniel Yoder   John Davis
Wm. A. Bretz   Percival Zimmerman   Michael See
Matthew Beddon   X (Jacob Watkins)   Philip Hahn
J. A. Beatty   Frederick Peglow   John M. Thomas
John Weistner   X (Henry Parry)   William Stewart
Winfield Hoffman   John F. Barth   Henry Dudley
Jos. Spurr   Peter Yoder   John Seddon
Benjamin Morgan   David Crawford   William Hodgert
Bernard Leddy   William F. Reber   Thomas Forter
P. C. Myers   John Bartosch   John O'Holloran
Thos. J. Myers   William H. Schaefer   James Harris
Geo. Berdanier   Gottfried Frielli   John Weisflog
Wm. S. Groff   Walter R. Nice   Thomas Phillips
W. R.   Jas. B. Haughton   J. P. Keantour
David Thomas   S. M. Flowers   W. Kuhn
James Thomas   F. M. Steinwich   J. Brightbill
John Thomas, Jr.   F. K. Rick   Thomas Saltes

Now to wit this-day of –A.D. 1875. Upon the hearing of the foregoing petition the Court order the same to be laid before the Grand Jury in the Court of Quarter Sessions of Schuylkill County. In the matter of the application of Free Holders of the Town of Frackville and vicinity to incorporate said Town and contiguous territory into a Borough filed on the 22nd day of December A.D. 1875. Now to wit, This tenth day of April A.D. 1876, it is ordered and decreed by said Court, that pursuant to certificate of the Grand Inquest the said Town and vicinity be incorporated into a Borough under the name of The Borough of Frackville and by that name shall be a body corporate and politic with all the rights and privileges incident to Boroughs under and by virtue of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

            By the Court
            O.J. Aregood Clk
            Recorded and Exmined
            April 20, 1877
            Adam Hartung,
            Recorderd

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