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Chambersburg War Damage Claims, 1886

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No. 120, Claim of R.J. Schneck, Losses Claimed: Real Estate - $3,000

Personal Property - 3,728.50

Total - $6,728.50

[reduced?] – 200.00

Filed – 6,428.50

Three thousand seven hundred and twenty eight and 5-/100 Dollars, making a total award of six thousand seven hundred and twenty eight and 50/100 Dollars

Jno. M. Gilman, Clerk

(Illegible), Appraisers

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, Franklin County, SS.

Before me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said County, personally appeared R.J. Schneck, who being duly Affirmed did depose and say, that the within statement of losses sustained by deponent , by burning of Chambersburg by the Rebels, on the 30th of July, A.D. 1864, is just and true; that all the property therein described was owned by the deponent and was destroyed by the fire by the Rebels on said day, and that the valuation is no more than the actual cash value of the property at the time it was destroyed; and further, that the deponent never did , directly or indirectly, by word or act, give aid, comfort, or countenance to the Traitors , whether in arms or otherwise, and that the deponent has never communicated, or attempted to take means to communicate to them, or any of them, any information which could in any way be of advantage to them.

R.J. Schneck

Affirmed and subscribed before me this 19th day of March, 1866, B.R. M------(?), J.P.

Toward: $428 50/100

18 August 1871 Claim Approved for the ----- four hundred and twenty eight 50/100 dollars

J.M. (Duffy?), Jacob Pensinger, Commissioners

Claim of Rev? 73 S. Schneck, D.D. presented for adjudication before Appraisers of an Act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain citizens of Chambersburg and vicinity, whose property was destroyed by fire, by the Rebels, on the 30th day of July, 1864.” Approved

February 15th, 1866.

1 Five Stories Stone & Brick building on East Market Street. - $3,000.00

1 Rosewood 7 Octavo Piano (nearly new) $350, Piano Stool $10 – 360.00

My entire Library of Theological, Historical & Miscellaneous books, including Maps, Charts, many volumes of Reviews, Ye 0ver 1200 Volumes – 1,500.00

(I may specify a few as follows:

6 large Vols. Of History of Languages & Lexicography by Grim (German, new) $40

4 large Vols. Olshausen’s Commentary (new) $20 – Vols. Gerlach’s ditto per - $30

6 large Vols. Lange’s Exeget. Homilies & Critical ditto $15. Henry’s ditto &8. – 23.00

2 large Vols. Clarks do. $15 – Greek & Latin Dictionary $8 Gk. Testament $4 – 12.00

12 large Vols. Conversations Lexicon (German) $25, Kott’s Bible Dictionary 5 – 30.00

1 large Vol. Calmet’s Dict. Of Bible $7, Horne’s Intro. To Bible (2 Vols) $6 – 13.00

15 large Quarto Vols. Hengstenburg, Keelog Gazetteer, bound $2 – 11.50

2 large Volumes Hengstenbergs Christology $6. 1 Vol. Longs Com. (English) by Dichoff $5 – 11.00

10 large Vols. Biblioteck chira $25 – 20 Vols. Ger. Ref. Messenger (bound) $40 – 65.00

12 large Vols. Princeton Review (bound) $30 – 20 Vols. Merceesb(? ) Review (bound) 40 – 65.00

Dr. Netzsch’s, Dr. Ebrard’s, Dwight’s & Chalmer’s Theology – 45.00

Chevalier Bunsen’s Historical Theol. Works Ye Ye – 10.00

(Large boxes full of Pamphlets, Magazines etc. (some especially valuable) not brot into account)

In the Parlor: 40 yards Brussels Carpet (little wear) @ $1.12 per yard – 45.00

4 Venetian Blinds$20, One Mahogany Sofa $20 ½ doz. Chairs at 4 $24 – 64.00

1 Fancy Chair $5, Two Large Mahogany Chairs $4, Two small fancy tables $8 – 17.00

2 Reception Chairs $5, What-Not $10 – 15.00

17 framed Pictures & various Books of Engravings (some large) collected in Europe – 50.00

Parlor Ornaments (Italian Alabaster of various Kinds & sizes – 25.00

1 Looking Glass $10, One Bracket $3 – 13.00