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Dr. Traill Green House (222 Spring Garden Street)
By Richard F. Hope, last updated 1 October 2011.
       3-story brick “Second Empire” house, with wrought-iron scroll stoop.
        This is the western portion of original Town Lot Nos.59 and 61 as surveyed by
William Parsons when Easton was established in 1752, which were acquired from the
Penn Family by Easton town father Samuel Sitgreaves.1 The property also includes a
small strip of land from original Town Lot No.63, which was originally acquired from the
Penn Family by County Sheriff Henry Spering.2
        In 1831, Samuel Sitgreaves’s estate sold the property (with substantially the same
dimensions as today) to Michael Lehn. There is no specific mention of a building being
included on the lot at that time.3 Michael Lehn was the grandson of J. Adam Lehn (1759
– 1844),4 and the great-grandson of Michael Lehn, who immigrated to America from
what is now Germany in about 17545 and first settled and founded Lehn’s Court (located
off the SE corner of Centre Square.6 Michael Lehn (the younger) was born in Easton in
1809.7 He was the oldest son8 of a large family.9 He learned the trade of a bricklayer
from his father, John Lehn, and initially practiced it in Easton.10
        Lehn’s purchase price for this Spring Garden Street property from the Sitgreaves
estate was $800.11 In 1841, he added a 4” strip purchased for $40 from his neighbor, the
widow Fanny I. Brown.12 He apparently built the house that now stands there, because in
1848 he sold the property for $4,675 to renowned physician and Lafayette Professor Dr.
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Traill Green.13 Michael Lehn then left Easton to became a farmer in Greenwich, N.J. for
the next 17 years.14 He did return to Easton to retire in 1864, purchasing property on
North 2nd Street.15
        Dr. Traill Green used the property as his home and medical practice until his
death in 1897.16
          Before the mid-1870s, it was listed as 56 Spring Garden St. under the street
           numbering scheme then in effect.17
Dr. Green (1813-97) was a practicing physician, beginning his practice in Easton in 1836.
In 1876, he was a founder and the first President of the American Academy of
Medicine.18 When he started his medical practice in Easton, Dr. Green also formed a
class in chemistry in his office at night, and in 1837 was appointed a Professor of
Chemistry at Lafayette College, where he taught for many years (with an interim at
Marshall College from 1841-48). He also studied and taught geology, zoology and
botany.19 He was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees, and served as Acting
President in 1890-91. He also donated money, anonymously (as was his habit), for the
college Observatory (which has since been torn down).20
          Although Lafayette College was restricted to men only at the time, Dr. Green
           supported education for women, allowing them to be guests in his Lafayette
           classes, and giving free private classes for girls. He married Harriet Moore, a
           student in one of his botany classes.21
Dr. Green’s paper on the need for a public cemetery in 1849 was largely responsible for
the creation of the Easton Cemetery in that year. Dr. Green was President of the Board of
Directors for more than 40 years.22 Dr. Green’s lectures on public lighting “had much to
do with the successful introduction of gas [lighting] in Easton.” He was also President of
Easton’s Board of Control for eight years.23 A leader of the temperance and anti-opium
movements (he was President of the county Temperance Society24), he nevertheless did
prescribe alcohol and opium to his patients in what he considered proper cases.25
          Dr. Green was a descendant of early Easton settler Richard Green Jr., and (on
           his mother’s side) from Easton Revolutionary War politician Robert Traill,26
           who had been a member and clerk of the Committee of Safety from
           Northampton County (which essentially governed the County during the
           Revolution), and was later Northampton County Sheriff (1781-84), member of
           Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council (1786-87), and Associate Judge
           of Northampton County (1790-92).27
        After Dr. Traill Green’s death in 1897,28 the property was inherited by his widow,
Harriet, 29 who lived there with her daughter Ella and her husband, Dr. Charles
McIntire.30 Harriet Green died intestate leaving the property to her two children, Ella
Green McIntire and Edgar M. Green.31 In 1906, the McIntires sold their half interest to
Ella’s brother, Dr. Edgar M. Green.,32 who took up residence33 after moving from 340
Spring Garden St.34 He died in 1935; his widow, Mary B. Green, retained the property
until she sold it to Trinity Episcopal Church (main building located across Sitgreaves
Alley) in 1957.35 Today, the mansion serves as the church offices.
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       Cudjo House: Southwards down Sitgreaves Street and across the private alley
(Bennett Court) at the back of the Dr. Traill Green House, is the 2-1/2 story brick Cudjo
House at 63 Sitgreaves St.36 It is said to be the first brick building in Easton,37 built in
1792.38 This identification was recently supported when renovations to the building
found, under the brickote façade covering, old brick work on part of the house using
“ribbon joint” pointing that had been popular in the 18th Century.39
       The house was built on the estate of Samuel Sitgreaves “for his colored man
Cudjoe” (also spelled “Cudjo”).40 Sitgreaves was one of Easton’s most important and
wealthiest citizens at the end of the 18th Century and into the 19th Century. He was a
lawyer; a Federalist Congressman from Pennsylvania; and from 1798 a US
Commissioner to Great Britain regarding British claims under the Jay Treaty. In
addition, he was the first President of The Easton Bank, a leader of the campaign to build
the Delaware River Bridge in 1806,41 and made crucial donations to found Easton’s
Library Hall42 and the Easton Trinity Episcopal Church.43 He also served as Chief
Burgess of Easton in 1789-90 and 1791-99.44
         In 1804, Samuel Sitgreaves purchased original Easton Lot No.63 (where he built
the little brick house on what was later called Sitgreaves Street) for $450 from Henry
Spering,45 a local politician who at various times was the Sheriff, Prothonotary, Easton’s
first Postmaster, and Chief Burgess.46 Spering had acquired the property just two years
before from the Penn Family.47
         Samuel Sitgreaves’ will, probated in 1827, gave to Sitgreaves’ “old Negro
Servant Cudjo” the right to occupy for life the “small Brick House in the Alley where he
now lives, with a Lot of fifty feet in depth from the Alley”. Cudjo was required to keep
the property in repair and to pay the taxes; he was forbidden to sublet it, or allow anyone
else to live there “except his Wife and children while they shall continue to live with him
and take care of him.”48 Cudjo (also sometimes spelled “Cudjoe”) is said to have “had
charge of Mr. Sitgreaves’ garden, which occupied the whole square upon which the
[Spring Garden Apartments] now stands.”49
       Sitgreaves’s estate sold the Cudjo property, then measuring 20’ X 110’ deep, in
1832 for $700 to grocer William H. Hemsing.50 The deed does not mention Cudjo, so
perhaps he was no longer in residence. After ten years, Hemsing sold the property for
$750 to Adam Lehn,51 who was otherwise the owner of Lehn’s Court running off from
Centre Square,52 as well as other land in town and on College Hill.
          At this time Adam Lehn’s grandson, Michael Lehn,53 was the owner of the
           property at the corner of Spring Garden and Sitgreaves Streets, that became
           the Dr. Traill Green Mansion at 222 Spring Garden Street.54
Upon his death, Adam Lehn’s will (probated in 1844) divided his lands between his son
John and his daughter Mary (who had become Mrs. Ralph Tindall,55 and was also called
Maria). John Lehn sold his half interest in the Cudjo House to his sister and her husband
in 1846.56 In 1860, Mary Tindall’s estate sold the Cudjo House property to Abraham
Bercaw.57 Bercaw had been a resident (presumably as a lessee) prior to purchasing the
property, then listed as 37 North Sitgreaves Alley. His occupation at that time was listed
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as a teamster58 or carter.59 Then, perhaps as early as 1861,60 Bercaw joined a liquor firm
eventually known as Welch & Co.,61 a dealer in “Wines, Brandies, Gins, Champagne,
Rum, all kinds of Whiskies, Scotch Ale, Porter, Bitters, &c.” located in Masonic Hall62 at
the NE corner of Ferry and South 3rd Streets.63 The venture was successful, because by
1873 Bercaw moved to a larger house that is today numbered 118 North 2nd Street,64 and
leased the Cudjo House to Joseph Nixon, a teamster.65 At the end of that year, the Cudjo
House was assigned its modern address of 63 North Sitgeaves Street when the modern
street numbering scheme was adopted.66 Bercaw later became the sole named owner of
the liquor business, and his son Charlie succeeded him as owner in the 1880s.67
        Bercaw sold the Cudjo House in 1874 to W.W. Schuyler.68 Judge William W.
Schuyler (1829 – 1907) was not born or raised in Easton, but he attended Lafayette
College for two years (before graduating from Williams College), and later returned to
Easton to attend Judge McCartney’s law school. He was admitted to the bar in 1854;
and was elected Northampton County district attorney in 1859 and 1861. He was first
elected to the bench in 1881, and became President Judge of the Northampton County
courts in 1885, where he remained until he retired in 1906 (thus serving as a Judge for a
quarter of a century).69 His residence was at 214 Spring Garden Street, 70 in a house that
was replaced by the Howard Riegel Mansion after the Judge’s death.71
        With Judge Schuyler’s purchase of Cudjo House in 1874, the lease to Joseph
Nixon was apparently not renewed.72 The identity of the Schuyler’s new tenants at that
time is not currently known, but by 1900 the Cudjo House was leased to silk warper73
Joseph C. Pursel (also spelled Pursell) and his wife, Hattie.74 In 1910, Joseph Pursel was
out of work. The City directory listed the Cudjo House in the name of his son, Jonas (age
15), who lived at home and had given up his schooling to work as an errand boy in a silk
mill. The family also took on two boarders in the Cudjo House, including railroad
brakeman Howard Tinsman.75 Curiously, Hattie Pursel found the funds to buy the Cudjo
House and half of the property from Judge Schuyler’s estate in 1912. This purchase
reduced the land’s depth to the modern measurement of 55’.76 Hattie’s husband, Joseph
Pursel, died the following year (1913). Hattie apparently took up Red Cross service, and
would later be remembered for receiving a Red Cross certificate and gold pin from
President Woodrow Wilson.77 After Joseph Pursel’s death, Hattie married Howard
Tinsman,78 her boarder. Shortly after this wedding her son, Jonas – who also married at
this time – moved into his own quarters.79 Howard Tinsman died in 1929.80 A few years
after Tinsman’s death, Hattie’s son, Jonas Pursel, returned to live with his mother in the
Cudjo House,81 and continued on there after her death in 196082 until his own death in
1964.83 Jonas had a varied career as a chauffeur for the Simon silk mills,84 clerk,85 dairy
products seller,86 Constable of Easton’s Second Ward,87 and deliveryman for Weaver’s
Pharmacy88 in Centre Square.89 He was “active for many years in Democratic party
politics”, and died of a heart attack while attending the annual banquet of the Magistrates
and Constables Association of Northampton County, of which he was a life member.90
After Jonas’s death, his widow (Mrs. Fannie F. Pursel) continued to live in the first floor
of the Cudjo House, while renting out the second floor as an apartment.91 She died in
1980;92 her son sold the property in 1982.93 Three subsequent sales are recorded since
that time, the latest to Donald Robert Maher, Jr.,94 a chorister and opera performer with
the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.95
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                                             (Photo by Richard F. Hope)


1
    Deed, John and Richard Penn to Samuel Sitgreaves, G2 86 (25 Jan. 1800)(Lot No.59; also
    included Lot Nos.80 and 240 for sale price of £75); Deed, John and Richard Penn to Samuel
    Sitgreaves, G2 516 (15 Dec. 1802)(Lot No.61); A.D. Chidsey, Jr., The Penn Patents in the Forks
    of the Delaware Plan of Easton, Map 2 (Vol. II of Publications of the Northampton County
    Historical and Genealogical Society 1937). These two original Lots ran lengthwise along Spring
    Garden Street, with 60’ frontage on Sitgreaves Alley, for a total of 120’
    For additional history of Samuel Sitgreaves, see separate www.WalkingEaston.com entries for
    109 North Third Street, and for Sitgreaves Folly (East) / Montague Building at 237-39
    Northampton Street.
2
    Deed, Henry (Mary) Spering to Samuel Sitgreaves, H2 508 (11 July 1804)(Lot No.63). Henry
    Spering had previously acquired Lot No.63 from the Penn Family. Deed, Penn Family to Henry
    Spering, H2 417 (18 Aug. 1802); A.D. Chidsey, Jr., The Penn Patents in the Forks of the
    Delaware Plan of Easton, Map 2 (Vol. II of Publications of the Northampton County Historical
    and Genealogical Society 1937).
    For additional history of Henry Spering, see separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the
    Detwiller House at 52 Centre Square.
3
    Deed, James Linton, Executor of Will of Samuel Sitgreaves, to Michael Lehn, B6 610 (23 May
    1831)(sale price $800; no specific mention of a “messuage” or “tenement”, other than the usual
    boilerplate language at the end of the deed). This deed indicates that the plot contains part of three
    contiguous Lot Nos.59, 61 and 63. The measurements of the property at this time were 40’ (along
    Spring Garden Street) X 148’ (along Sitgreaves Alley, to a private alley in the rear). Today, the
    Northampton County Tax Records map, www.ncpub.org, shows measurements of 40.17’ X
    145.37’, to the same private alley.
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4
    Michael Lehn’s father was John Lehn Sr. (6 Feb. 1788 – 10 Aug. 1860); his mother was Susana
    Gangewehr Lehn (married 26 June 1808 in Easton). See and compare Dale E. Berger, The Family
    and Descendants of John Adam and Maria Magdelena (Meixell) Lehn of Easton, PA (Lehn Family
    File, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, May 2001); Obituary, “Aged Citizen Dead – Three
    of the Oldest People in Easton Claimed by Death”, EASTON EXPRESS, Sat., 5 Mar. 1904, p.5, col.4
    (parents were John and Susan Lehn); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA,
    Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the
    Consecration of the New Church, Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”) at 82 (Easton, PA,
    no date)(Michael Lehn born 21 Feb. 1809 to John and Susana Lehn); Chesser Family Tree,
    available on Genealogy.com at trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-
    1503634066&tid=4879995 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009)(gives birth date as 1788).
            o   John Lehn Sr. was born on John Lehn Sr.; born 6 Feb. 1788, and died 10 Aug. 1860
                of dropsy, age 72, “one of the original founders of Christ Church”. Record Book of
                Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, Pennsylvania (Marx Room Code
                Letter “B”), at 160 (copied in Easton Public Library May 1936); but see Dale E.
                Berger, The Family and Descendants of John Adam and Maria Magdelena (Meixell)
                Lehn of Easton, PA (Lehn Family File, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library,
                May 2001)(gives John Lehn’s birth date as 24 Apr. 1786).
            o   John Lehn Sr. married Susanna Gangewehr on 26 June 1808. St. John’s Evangelical
                Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA, Parish Records of the German Evangelical
                Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church,
                Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”) at 278 (Easton, PA, no date); Record
                Book of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, Pennsylvania (Marx Room
                Code Letter “B”), at 151 (copied in Easton Public Library May 1936).
    Michael Lehn’s paternal grandfather (and John Lehn Sr.’s father) was John (Johann) Adam Lehn
    (1759 – 1844), and mother was Mary Magdalena Meixell/Mixsell (1760-1851), daughter of Philip
    Meixell. Compare Berger, The Family and Descendants of John Adam . . . Lehn, supra with
    Chesser Family Tree, available on Genealogy.com at
    trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=4879995&pid=-1503640218 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009).
5
    See Chesser Family Tree, available on Genealogy.com at
    trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=4879995&pid=-1503601205, and The Generations
    Network, Genealogy.com at trees.ancestry.com/pt/Event.aspx?tid=4879995&pid=-
    1503595990&etype=birth&pg=0&se=1 (birth) and
    trees.ancestry.com/pt/Event.aspx?tid=4879995&pid=-1503595990&eid=608956654&pg=0&se=1
    (immigration) (all accessed 13 Mar.2009).
6
    See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 8 Centre Square, and sources cited therein.
7
    E.g., St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA, Parish Records of the German
    Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church,
    Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”) at 80 (Easton, PA, no date); see also Dale E. Berger,
    The Family and Descendants of John Adam and Maria Magdelena (Meixell) Lehn of Easton, PA
    (Lehn Family File, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, May 2001); Obituary, “Aged
    Citizen Dead – Three of the Oldest People in Easton Claimed by Death”, EASTON EXPRESS, Sat., 5
    Mar. 1904, p.5, col.4; Chesser Family Tree, “Michael Lehn”, available on Genealogy.com at
    trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1503634066&tid=4879995 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009).
8
    Since Michael Lehn was born on 21 Feb. 1809, he was presumably the oldest child born to his
    parents (who had been married only 8 months before). St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
    Congregation, Easton, PA, Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton,
    PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church, Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”)
    at 80, 278 (Easton, PA, no date)(Michael Lehn’s birth date).
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9
      Michael Lehn’s mother, Susanna (Susan) Lehn, was born on 20 Mar. 1786, and died on 18 Jan.
     1858 of consumption, age 71, survived by her husband and 10 children. Record Book of Christ
     Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, Pennsylvania (Marx Room Code Letter “B”), at 151
     (copied in Easton Public Library May 1936).
10
     Obituary, “Aged Citizens Dead – Three of the Oldest People in Easton Claimed by Death”,
     EASTON EXPRESS, Sat., 5 Mar. 1904, p.5, col.4.
11
     Deed, James Linton, Executor of Will of Samuel Sitgreaves, to Michael Lehn, B6 610 (23 May
     1831).
12
     Deed, Fanny I. Brown to Michael Lehn, H7 120 (7 Apr. 1841).
13
     Deed, Michael (Caroline) Lehn to Traill Green, H7 120 (1 Apr. 1848)(sale price $4,675). For
     further history of Dr. Green, see separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Dr. Traill Green
     Mansion at 222 Spring Garden Street.
14
     See Obituary, “Aged Citizens Dead – Three of the Oldest People in Easton Claimed by Death”,
     EASTON EXPRESS, Sat., 5 Mar. 1904, p.5, col.4 (bricklayer, then farmed for 17 years in N.J). It is,
     in fact, just under 17 years from Lehn’s sale of the Spring Garden Street property in April 1848,
     and his purchase of the North Second Street property (see below) in 1864.
     Michael Lehn was listed in 1860 (at age 51) and 1850 (at age 42) as a farmer in Greenwich,
     Warren County, New Jersey. See 1860 Census, Series M653, Roll 711, p.315 (on Heritage Quest;
     Image 316 on Genealogy.com); 1850 Census, Series M432, Roll 314, Image 63 (Greenwich,
     Warran County, NJ.), available online from Ancestry.com at
     content.ancestry.com/iexec/Default.aspx?htx=View&r=an&dbid=8054&iid=NJM432_465-
     0063&fn=Michael&ln=Lehn&st=r&ssrc=&pid=4656109 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009).
     It appears that Michael Lehn returned to Easton in 1864 or early 1865 (see below). Subtracting 17
     years means that he must have left Easton in approximately 1848. But see St. John’s Evangelical
     Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA, Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church
     of Easton, PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church, Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code
     Letter “G”) at 13 (Easton, PA, no date)(Michael Lehn and his wife Caroline’s son, Francis, was
     born 25 Jan. 1853 and christened in Easton – but they might have traveled back to town from New
     Jersey for that occasion).
15
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entries for 111 and 115 North 2 nd Street.
16
     William H. Boyd, Boyd’s Directory of Reading, Easton, etc. 122 (William H. Boyd
     1860)(alphabetical listing ); Jeremiah H. Lant, The Northampton County Directory for 1873 76
     (1873)(alphabetical listing); D.G. Beers, Atlas of Northampton County Pennsylvania, Plan of
     Easton (A. Pomeroy & Co. 1874)(Dr. T. Green next to Sitgreaves St.); Article, “The New
     Numbers”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 5 Dec. 1873, p.3; J.H. Lant & Son, Easton [Etc.]
     Directory 1881-2 (1881)(alphabetical listing). See generally 1880 Census, Series T9, Roll 1161,
     p.380C (Dr. Traill Green, age 67, no address given); Rev. Uzal W. Condit, History of Easton,
     Penn’a 442 (George P. West 1885 / 1889)(listing of Easton physicians, mentioning that “Dr.
     Green is the oldest, having been 54 years in the profession”); Census Directory of Northampton
     County, Eleventh U.S. Census, 1890 (Joseph H. Werner, assisted by Geo. W. West 1891), E-H
     transcribed online at www.bethlehempaonline.com/beth1890/eastonetoh.html.
17
     William H. Boyd, Boyd’s Directory of Reading, Easton, [Etc.] 122 (William H. Boyd
     1860)(alphabetical listing ); Jeremiah H. Lant, The Northampton County Directory for 1873 76
     (1873).
18
     John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green & George T. Ettinger, I Historic Homes and Institutions and
     Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania 1-7 (The Lewis
     Publishing Co. 1905, reprint by Higginson Book Co.); William J. Heller, I History of
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     Northampton County and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh Biographical Section 151, 153-54 (The
     American Historical Society 1920).
19
     Jordan, Green & Ettinger, I Historic Homes and Institutions, supra; Heller, I History of
     Northampton County, supra.
20
     Pamphlet, Welcome to The Historic Easton Cemetery 5-6; Heller, History of Northampton
     County, supra at 153.
21
     Heller, History of Northampton County, supra at 154.
22
     Pamphlet, Welcome to The Historic Easton Cemetery 2 (available from The Historic Easton
     Cemetery office at 401 North 7th Street, Easton, PA).
23
     Heller, History of Northampton County, supra at 153.
24
     Heller, History of Northampton County, supra at 153.
25
     Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania 1-7 (The Lewis
     Publishing Co. 1905, reprint by Higginson Book Co.).
26
     Jordan, Green & Ettinger, I Historic Homes and Institutions, supra at 1.
27
     B.F. Fackenthal, Jr.,”The Homes of George Taylor, Signer of the Declaration of Independence”,
     Paper read before the George Taylor Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at Easton,
     PA, 6 Dec. 1922 (copy at Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society), obtained
     online from Penn State University Libraries, Digital Library Collections,
     128.118.88.226/cdm4/page_text.php?CISOROOT=/digitalbks2&CISOPTR=21345&CISOBOX=0
     &OBJ=21391&ITEM=89 (copy begins at p.114), at 130-31 & n.16 (accessed 17 Dec. 2008). See
     generally separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 233-35 Northampton Street.
28
     E.g., John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green & George T. Ettinger, I Historic Homes and Institutions
     and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania 1-7 (The Lewis
     Publishing Co. 1905, reprint by Higginson Book Co.).
29
     Deed, Mary B. Green to Bixler Realty Inc., 149 67 (5 May 1961)(recital regarding Parcel No.1).
30
     See 1900 Census, Series T623, Roll 1447, p.63A (listed with wife Ellen, age 50, and Mother-in-
     law Harriet Green, age 78). In the 1880 Census, Series T9, Roll 1161, p.380C, Dr. Traill Green
     was listed as having a daughter “Ella” age 30 – who almost certainly corresponds to Dr. Charles
     McIntyre’s wife Ellen, age 50 in 1900. 1900 Census, supra; see also Deed, Mary B. Green to
     Bixler Realty Inc., 149 67 (5 May 1961)(recital regarding Parcel No.1, showing inheriting
     children of Harriet Green to have included Ella G. McIntire).
31
     Deed, Mary B. Green to Bixler Realty Inc., 149 67 (5 May 1961)(recital regarding Parcel No.1).
32
     Deed, Ella G. (Charles) McIntire to Edgar M. Green, E35 353 (26 Mar. 1906)(one-half interest),
     recited in Deed, Mary B. Green to Bixler Realty Inc., 149 67 (5 May 1961)(recital regarding
     Parcel No.1).
     Dr. Edgar Green’s relationship is confirmed by a comparison of 1900 Census, Series T623, Roll
     1447, p.69B (physician Edgar Green, age 37) with 1880 Census, Series T9, Roll 1161, p.380C
     (Edgar Green age 17, son of Traill Green).
     On 4 April 1924, the Greens sold their properties (including this one) and repurchased them on the
     same day in parallel transactions with Charles P. Maxwell. Deed, Edgar M. (Mary B.) Green to
     Charles P. Maxwell, D52 243 (4 Apr. 1924); Deed, Charles P. Maxwell to Edgar M. (Mary B.)
     Green, D52 244 (4 Apr. 1924).
33
     1910 Census, Series T624, Roll 1381, p.24A (Dr. Edgar M. Green resident at 222 Spring Garden
     Street).
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34
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Green Duplex at 338-40 Spring Garden
     Street.
35
     Deed, Mary B. Green to Rector, Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church of Easton,
     Pennsylvania, A100 306 (2 Apr. 1957)(sale price $25,000, Edgar Green’s death dated to 9 Mar.
     1935); but see Northampton County Tax Records, www.unpub.org, indicate that Trinity
     Episcopal Church only recorded this property sale in 1979, giving an erroneous citation, but the
     1957 deed indicates that it was recorded two days after it was dated.
36
     See Northampton County tax records, www.ncpub.org.
37
     Rev. U.W. Condit, “History of Sitgreaves Street”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 28 Aug.
     1896, p.3, col.3 (Cudjo); James Wright, “Sitgreaves Street has some of Easton’s oldest building”,
     EASTON EXPRESS, Sunday, 11 Sept. 1988, p.C-2 (spelled “Cudjoe”, identifies the modern address
     as 63 Sitgreaves Street).
38
     See Ethan Allen Weaver, “Historical Sketches Relating to Easton and Eastonians No.III”, in
     Historical Notes First Series 9 (copied in Easton Public Library June 1926)(indicates first brick
     house in Easton was built by Sitgreaves in 1792 on Sitgreaves Alley to the North of Northampton
     Street, without identifying Cudjo as the occupant); Ethan Allen Weaver, “The Forks of the
     Delaware” Illustrated xi (Eschenbach Press 1900)(same).
39
     Email, Robert Maher (owner) to Richard F. Hope (18 Sept. 2009)(including attached pictures).
     The renovation is being conducted by Rob Wozniak and his company, Preservation Works Ltd, a
     company that specializes in historic masonry restoration. See Preservation Works Ltd. website,
     www.preservationworks.us/Contact.html (accessed 29 Sept. 2009).
40
     Rev. Uzal W. Condit, The History of Easton, Penn’a 470 (George W. West 1885 / 1889); accord,
     Rev. U.W. Condit, “History of Sitgreaves Street”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 28 Aug.
     1896, p.3, col.3 (Cudjo); James Wright, “Sitgreaves Street has some of Easton’s oldest building”,
     EASTON EXPRESS, Sunday, 11 Sept. 1988, p.C-2 (spelled “Cudjoe”, identifies the modern address
     as 63 Sitgreaves Street).
41
     Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, “Samuel Sitgreaves”, searchable from
     bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp (accessed 3 Jan. 2005); David B. Stillman, Easton
     in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century, Paper presented to the Northampton County Historical
     Society 17 Jan. 1946, Historical Bulletin of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical
     Society, No. 3 (Sept. 1947) (avail. Marx Room, Easton Public Library), at 3, 6-7; Rev. Uzal W.
     Condit, The History of Easton, Penn’a 148-49 (George W. West 1885); Ethan Allen Weaver,
     “The Forks of the Delaware” Illustrated xxi, xxvi (Eschenbach Press, Easton, PA, 1900); Papers
     Read Before the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, The Old County
     Courthouse and other Northampton County History 18 (1964). See generally separate
     www.WalkingEaston.com entries for 109 North 3 rd Street and 237-39 Northampton Street.
42
     See Easton Area Public Library Website, www.eastonpl.org/, “Our History” (accessed 3 Jan.
     2005); Dr. Elinor Warner, Easton, Pennsylvania Walking Tour, for Pennsylvania Art Education
     Association Conference 2000, www.kutztown.edu/paea/paeaconf/2000/easton/walk_tour.html
     (accessed 4 Jan. 2005).
43
     Warner, Easton Walking Tour, supra; Rev. Uzal W. Condit, The History of Easton, Penn’a 152
     (George W. West 1885 / 1889).
44
     Article, “Chief Executives of Easton Since 1789”, EASTON EXPRESS, Sun., 12 June 1937, Jubilee
     Section A, p.5, cols.1-2.
45
     Deed, Henry (Mary) Spering to Samuel Sitgreaves, H2 508 (11 July 1814)(sale price $450 for Lot
     No.63 on the West side of Fermor (now 2nd) Street, measuring 60’ on Fermor Street X 220’ deep
     to the alley (later called Sitgreaves Street).
46
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 52 Centre Square, and sources cited therein.
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47
     Deed, John Penn and Richard Penn to Henry Spering, H2 417 (18 Aug. 1802)(sale price £ 56 7s.
     6d. “in specie” for three town Lots Nos.36, 38 and 65).
48
     Will of Samuel Sitgreaves, Northampton County File No.03885, WB 5 150, RW-16 Frame
     1459.0 (filed for probate 28 April 1827); see Rev. U.W. Condit, “History of Sitgreaves Street”,
     EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 28 Aug. 1896, p.3, col.3.
49
     Rev. U.W. Condit, “History of Sitgreaves Street”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 28 Aug.
     1896, p.3, col.3.
50
     Deed, James Linton, Esecutor for the Estate of Samuel Sitgreaves, to William H. Hensing, D6
     219 (31 Dec. 1832)(sale price $700 for “Brick Tenement” land measuring 20’ X 110’ on the East
     side of the “Public Alley”, part of town Lot No.63). The property description lists it as being
     bounded on the North by a private alley (apparently the one later called Bennett Court – see
     below), on the South by property of Henry Deringer, and on the East by property recently
     purchased by James Wilson. This comports with later descriptions of the property now at 63
     Sitgreaves Street.
     This deed did not mention the life occupancy by Cudjo, although it does specifically mention a
     “Brick Tenement” located on the alley that is now called Sitgreaves Street. Review of the other 23
     deeds indexed from the Samuel Sitgreaves Estate does not reveal any other property that appears
     consistent with these characteristics of the Cudjo House, and no mention of Cudjo was found in
     any of them.
51
     Deed, William H. (Caroline) Hensing to Adam Lehn, H6 481 (14 June 1842)(sale price $750 for a
     “Brick Messuage or Tenement” and property with 20’ frontage on what is “now called Sitgreaves
     Alley”, with a depth of 110’ along a private alley to the North). Once again, the property
     description identifies the land to the South as belonging to Henry Deringer, and the land to the
     East as having been recently purchased by James Wilson.
52
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Easton Dollar Savings & Trust Co. Building
     at 8 Centre Square, and sources cited therein.
53
     Michael Lehn’s father was John Lehn Sr. (6 Feb. 1788 – 10 Aug. 1860); his mother was Susana
     Gangewehr Lehn (married 26 June 1808 in Easton). See and compare Dale E. Berger, The Family
     and Descendants of John Adam and Maria Magdelena (Meixell) Lehn of Easton, PA (Lehn Family
     File, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, May 2001); Obituary, “Aged Citizen Dead – Three
     of the Oldest People in Easton Claimed by Death”, EASTON EXPRESS, Sat., 5 Mar. 1904, p.5, col.4
     (parents were John and Susan Lehn); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA,
     Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the
     Consecration of the New Church, Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”) at 82 (Easton, PA,
     no date)(Michael Lehn born 21 Feb. 1809 to John and Susana Lehn); Chesser Family Tree,
     available on Genealogy.com at trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-
     1503634066&tid=4879995 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009)(gives birth date as 1788). See generally the
     www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 222 Spring Garden Street, above, and the separate
     www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Michael Lehn Row House at 111 North 2nd Street.
             o    John Lehn Sr. was born 6 Feb. 1788, and died 10 Aug. 1860 of dropsy, age 72, “one
                  of the original founders of Christ Church”. Record Book of Christ Evangelical
                  Lutheran Church of Easton, Pennsylvania (Marx Room Code Letter “B”), at 160
                  (copied in Easton Public Library May 1936); but see Dale E. Berger, The Family
                  and Descendants of John Adam and Maria Magdelena (Meixell) Lehn of Easton, PA
                  (Lehn Family File, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, May 2001)(gives John
                  Lehn’s birth date as 24 Apr. 1786).
             o    John Lehn Sr. married Susanna Gangewehr on 26 June 1808. St. John’s Evangelical
                  Lutheran Congregation, Easton, PA, Parish Records of the German Evangelical
                  Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church,
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                  Jan.1, 1832 (Marx Room Code Letter “G”) at 278 (Easton, PA, no date); Record
                  Book of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, Pennsylvania (Marx Room
                  Code Letter “B”), at 151 (copied in Easton Public Library May 1936).
     Michael Lehn’s paternal grandfather (and John Lehn Sr.’s father) was John (Johann) Adam Lehn
     (1759 – 1844), and mother was Mary Magdalena Meixell/Mixsell (1760-1851), daughter of Philip
     Meixell. Compare Berger, The Family and Descendants of John Adam . . . Lehn, supra with
     Chesser Family Tree, available on Genealogy.com at
     trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=4879995&pid=-1503640218 (accessed 13 Mar. 2009).
54
     See Deed, James Linton, Executor of Will of Samuel Sitgreaves, to Michael Lehn, B6 610 (23
     May 1831); Deed, Michael (Caroline) Lehn to Traill Green, H7 120 (1 Apr. 1848).
55
     Rev. Uzal W. Condit, The History of Easton, Penn’a 77-78 (George W. West 1885 / 1889); see
     generally Northampton County Orphan’s Court File No.5286, including the will filed at WB 6
     252 (1844).
56
     Deed, John (Susanna) Lehn to Ralph (Maria) Tindall, in the right of Maria, E7 364 (8 Apr.
     1846)(sale price $703 for his half-interest in a property in Williams Township and in the “Brick
     Messuage or Tenement and Lot” on the East side of Sitgreaves Alley in Easton, measuring 20’ X
     110’). The will recites that John Lehn and Mary Tindall had each received a half-interest in the
     properties from Adam Lehn’s estate as a result of the will and of the Pennsylvania intestacy laws –
     the latter reference presumably in case the residuary clauses of the will were insufficient to convey
     proper title.
57
     See Deed, Abraham (Catharine) Bercaw to W.W. Schuyler, F14 92 (31 Mar. 1874), reciting that
     Bercaw obtained title in Deed, James W. Long, Esecutor of the Will to Mary Tindall, to Abraham
     Bercaw, “intended to be recorded” (3 Apr. 1860)(search of Northampton County Deed indices
     does not show any recording of this 1860 deed).
58
     C[harles] Kitchen, A General Directory of the Borough of Easton PA 18 (Cole & Eichman’s
     Office, 1855)(Abraham Bercaw, teamster, 37 North Sitgreaves Alley).
59
     William H. Boyd, Boyd’s Directory of Reading, Easton, [Etc.] 118 (William H. Boyd
     1860)(Abraham Bercaw, carter, 37 North Sitgreaves Alley).
60
     See American Journal of Progress, “Greater Easton of To-day” 15 (originally printed c.1903
     during Mayor B. Rush Field’s second 3-year term, reprinted courtesy of W-Graphics), which
     states that A. Bercaw established the liquor store business in 1861. Other sources indicate that in
     fact T.R. Sitgreaves (son of Samuel Sitgreaves) started this business ten years earlier, and later
     notary William Welch became the lead partner. See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for
     44 South 3rd Street, and sources cited therein. Bercaw is listed as the third partner in 1874. D.G.
     Beers (surveyor), Atlas of Northampton County Pennsylvania Plan of Easton (A. Pomeroy & Co.
     1874).
61
     Fitzgerald & Dillon, Easton Directory for 1870-71 29 (Ringwalt & Brown 1870)(Abraham
     Bercaw of Welch & Co., house at 37 Sitgreaves Alley).
62
     D.G. Beers (surveyor), Atlas of Northampton County Pennsylvania Plan of Easton (A. Pomeroy &
     Co. 1874)(Abm. Bercaw in Welch & Co., “Dealers in Wines, Brandies, Gins, Champagne, Rum,
     all kinds of Whiskies, Scotch Ale, Porter, Bitters, &c., Masonic Hall, cor. 3d and Ferry Sts.”).
63
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 44 South 3 rd Street. See also J.H. Lant & Son,
     Easton Etc.] Directory 1881-2 (1881)(A. Bercaw, liquors, 3rd cor. Ferry).
64
     Jeremiah H. Lant, The Northampton County Directory for 1873 54 (1873)(Abraham Bercaw at 62
     North 2nd Street under the numbering scheme then in effect). This house became 118 North 2 nd
     Street when the modern numbering scheme was adopted in 1874. Article, “The New Numbers”,
     EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Sat., 28 Nov. 1873, p.3, col.4; see separate
     www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Bercaw Residence at 118 North 2nd Street.
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65
     See Jeremiah H. Lant, The Northampton County Directory for 1873 101 (1873)(Joseph Nixon,
     teamster, house at 39 North Sitgreaves).
66
     Article, “The New Numbers”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Wed., 10 Dec. 1873, p.3, col.3 (Jos.
     Nixon, residence assigned 63 Sitgreaves Street).
67
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for 44 South 3 rd Street, and sources cited therein.
68
     Deed, Abraham (Catharine) Bercaw to W.W. Schuyler, F14 92 (31 Mar. 1874)(reciting that
     James Wilson had owned the property to the East, and Henry Derringer had owned the property to
     the South).
     This deed indicates that Levi Bennett was the current owner of the property to the East – probably
     the origin of the name “Bennett Court” for the private alleyway. This was probably the same
     person otherwise spelled Levi Bennet, a wealthy carpenter who lived at 231 Northampton Street,
     and whose carpenter shop was located at 121 Sitgreaves Street. See Article, “The New Numbers”,
     EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Wed., 10 Dec. 1873, p.3, col.3 (Levi Bennet carpenter shop at 121
     Sitgreaves Street); Article, “The New Numbers”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 21 Nov.
     1873, p.3 (Levi Bennet residence at 231 Northampton Street). See generally separate
     www.WalkingEaston.com entry for Lauter’s Building No.3, included in the Lauter’s Fine
     Furniture Buildings at 219-31 Northampton Street.
     Regarding Bennett Court, see Northampton County Tax Records map (South of 222 Spring
     Garden Street, North of 63 Sitgreaves Street and 4 Bennett Court), www.ncpub.org (Bennett
     Court); see also, e.g., Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1982 Street and Ave. Guide
     322 (R.L. Polk & Co., Inc. 1982)(Bennetts Court); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory
     1982 Street and Ave. Guide 222 (R.L. Polk & Co., Inc. 1970)(Bennetts Court); Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1969 Street and Ave. Guide 237 (R.L. Polk & Co., Inc.
     1969)(Bennetts Court); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1968 Street and Ave.
     Guide 237 (R.L. Polk & Co., Inc. 1968)(Bennetts Court).
69
     Article, “Death of Judge Schuyler, Prominent Lawyer and Judge at the Courts Passes Away”,
     EASTON SUNDAY CALL, 1 Sept. 1907, p.1, col.7.
70
     Article, “The New Numbers”, EASTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Friday, 5 Dec. 1873, p.3; Webb Bros.
     & Co., Webb’s Easton and Phillipsburg Directory 1875-6 107 (M.J. Riegel 1875)(William W.
     Schuyler, lawyer, residence 214 Spring Garden Street, office 15 South 3 rd Street); J.H. Lant,
     Easton [Etc.] Directory for 1877 126 (M.J. Riegel 1877)(William W. Schuyler, lawyer, residence
     214 Spring Garden Street, office 19 South 3rd Street).
71
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Howard Riegel Mansion at 214-16 Spring
     Garden Street.
72
     See Webb Bros. & Co., Webb’s Easton and Phillipsburg Directory 1875-6 92 (M.J. Riegel
     1875)(Joseph Nixon, laborer, now residing at 129 Delaware Street).
73
     See George W. West (compiler), Directory of Easton City 235 (George W. West 1906)(Joseph C.
     Pursel, silk warper, 63 North Sitgreaves Street).
74
     The 1900 City Directory gives separate listings at 63 North Sitgreaves Street for Joseph C. Pursell
     and Miss Hattie Pursell. George W. West (compiler), West’s Directory of Easton [Etc.] 258
     (George W. West 1900). However, in 1898, Mrs. Hattie Pursell was listed at 345 Lehigh Street
     (showing that she was already married to Pursel at that time, prior to moving into the Cudjo
     House). George W. West (compiler), West’s Directory of Greater Easton 190 (George W. West
     1898). Her maiden name was Stein. Obiturary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton, Red Cross
     Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug. 1960, p.20, col.2 (born 8 Aug. 1878 to Lewis and
     Christine Stein).
     In 1906, Joseph C. and Hattie Pursel were listed together at the 63 North Sitgreaves address.
     George W. West (compiler), Directory of Easton City 235 (George W. West 1906); accord,
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     George W. West (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 282 (West Job Printing House
     1908).
75
     1910 Census, Series T624, Roll 1381, p.23B (63 Sitgreaves Street household included Joseph C.
     Pursel, age 58 with no occupation; Hattie M. Pursel, his wife; Jonas S. F. Pursel, his son age 15,
     an errand boy in a silk mill, Howard I. Tinsman, a boarder age 29 who worked as railroad
     brakeman, and Earnest Bush, another boarder age 20, who worked as a hostler in a livery stable);
     see Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 1910 391, 499 (The West
     Job Printing House 1910)(63 North Sitgreaves listed to Jonas S. Pursell, shown as a mill hand,
     with Howard I. Tinsman, trainman, as a boarder). Two years earlier, in 1908, Jonas had been
     listed as a student, living at home. George W. West (compiler), West’s Directory for City of
     Easton 282 (West Job Printing House 1908).
     The 1910 Census, supra, lists Hattie’s age as 30. However, based on the birth date later given in
     her obituary, she actually turned 32 in 1910. Obituary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton, Red Cross
     Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug. 1960, p.20, col.2.
76
     Deed, Wilson Schuyler Smith and Harold Benjamin Clark, Executors of the Will of Mary Alice
     Schuyler, to Hattie M. Pursel, H38 653 (17 May 1912)(sale price $1500 for property measuring
     20’ X 55’). This deed recites that Judge Schuyler’s will was admitted to probate in 1909, which
     gave the property to Mary Alice Schuyler. The other half of the property (to the East) was “about
     to be conveyed” to Clara L. Goldsmith on the same date.
77
     Obituary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton, Red Cross Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug.
     1960, p.20, col.2.
78
     See Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 511 (Union Publishing
     Co. 1916)(Howard I. (Hattie M.) Tinsman, brakeman, residence at 63 North Sitgreaves Street);
     Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 538 (Union Publishing Co.
     1920)(63 North Sitgreaves listed to Howard I. (Hattie M.) Tinsman); see also West’s Easton Pa.
     and Phillipsburg, N.J. Directory 697 (R.L. Polk & Co. of Philadelphia 1930)(Mrs. Harriett
     Tinsman at 63 North Sitgreaves Street); West’s Easton, Pa and Phillipsburg, NJ Directory 537
     (R.L. Polk & Co. 1932)(Hattie Tinsman, widow of Howard Tinsman, residing at 63 North
     Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1935 467 (R.L. Polk & Co.
     1935)(same); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1937-38 556 (R.L. Polk & Co.
     1937)(same).
     The City Directory for 1914 continued to carry her listing as Mrs. Hattie M. Pursel, with Jonas and
     Howard I. Tinsman all in residence at 63 North Sitgreaves Street, Tinsman as a boarder. Charles
     M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 474, 383 (The Union Publishing Co.
     1914).
79
     See Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 414 (Union Publishing
     Co. 1916)(Jonas S. (Anna F.) Pursell, foreman, 429 Cattell Street); see also West’s Easton Pa. and
     Phillipsburg, N.J. Directory 455 (R.L. Polk & Co. of Philadelphia 1930)(Jonas S. (Anna F.)
     Pursel, chauffeur, at 1122 Wood Avenue); West’s Easton, Pa and Phillipsburg, NJ Directory 537
     (R.L. Polk & Co. 1932)(Jonas Pursel, clerk for A.F. Pursel, at 1122 Wood Avenue).
80
     Obituary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton, Red Cross Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug.
     1960, p.20, col.2.
81
     Jonas returned to his mother’s address at 63 Sitgreaves Street by 1935. Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1935 374 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1935)(Jonas S. Pursel, dairy products
     business at 3 Hays Court, at 63 Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory
     1937-38 556 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1937)(same).
82
     Obituary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton, Red Cross Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug.
     1960, p.20, col.2; see also Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1960 340 (R.L. Polk &
     Co. 1960)(still listing Mrs. Hattie Tinsman at 63 North Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s Easton and
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     Phillipsburg City Directory 1958 692 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1958); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg
     City Directory 1953 547 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1953).
83
     Obtuary, Jonas S. Pursel, EASTON EXPRESS, 2 Nov. 1964, p.43; Deed, Joseph Edgar (Helen)
     Pursel, Sr. and Fannie Pursel, Widow, to Joseph Edgar Pursel, Sr., 235 80 (22 Jan. 1965)(reciting
     that Jonas S.S. Pursel died 31 Oct. 1964). See also Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory
     1965 273 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1965)(still listing Jonas S. and Fannie F. Pursel at 63 Sitgreaves
     Street).
84
     See Obituary, “Jonas S. Pursel 70, Constable In Second Ward”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 2 Nov.
     1964, p.43, col.2 (had been a chauffeur with Simons Silk Mfg. Co. in Easton); West’s Easton Pa.
     and Phillipsburg, N.J. Directory 455 (R.L. Polk & Co. of Philadelphia 1930)(Jonas S. (Anna F.)
     Pursel, chauffeur, at 1122 Wood Avenue).
85
     West’s Easton, Pa and Phillipsburg, NJ Directory 537 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1932)(Jonas Pursel, clerk
     for A.F. Pursel, at 1122 Wood Avenue); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1951 407
     (R.L. Polk & Co. 1951)(Jonas S. Pursel, clerk, residence at 63 North Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s
     Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1949 406 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1949)(same).
86
     Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1935 374 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1935)(Jonas S. Pursel,
     dairy products business at 3 Hays Court, at 63 Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg
     City Directory 1937-38 556 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1937)(same).
87
     Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1958 570 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1958)(Jonas S.S.
     Pursel, constable 2nd Ward, residence 63 North Sitgreaves Street); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg
     City Directory 1953 430 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1953)(same); Obituary, “Mrs. Tinsman, 82, of Easton,
     Red Cross Leader”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 15 Aug. 1960, p.20, col.2 (surviving son Jonas S.S.
     Pursel was a constable); Obituary, “Jonas S. Pursel 70, Constable In Second Ward”, EASTON
     EXPRESS, Mon., 2 Nov. 1964, p.43, col.2 (had been Constable in Easton’s Second Ward).
88
     Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1961 269 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1961)(Jonas S. (Fannie
     O.) Pursel, deliveryman for Weaver’s Pharmacy, at 63 North Sitgreaves Street).; Obituary, “Jonas
     S. Pursel 70, Constable In Second Ward”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 2 Nov. 1964, p.43, col.2
     (deliveryman for Weaver’s Pharmacy at the time of his death).
     The 1960 City Directory listing for 63 North Sitgreaves Street showed Jonas’s wife, Fannie
     Pursell, as a clerk for Straup’s Pharmacies, and did not list Jonas separately. Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1960 266 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1960).
89
     See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Steele Building at 44-45 Centre Square.
90
     Obituary, “Jonas S. Pursel 70, Constable In Second Ward”, EASTON EXPRESS, Mon., 2 Nov. 1964,
     p.43, col.2 (banquet was held at the Easton Moose Home).
91
     The second floor tenant was initially Shirley M. Griffiths, a Wilson Borough school teacher.
     Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1966 291, 140, Street and Avenue Guide 153 (R.L.
     Polk & Co. 1966)(Fannie F. Pursel, widow of Jonas S. Pursel, at 63 North Sitgreaves Street, and
     Shirley M. Griffiths, Wilson Borough school teacher, at the same address); Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1967 415, Street and Avenue Guide 237 (R.L. Polk & Co.
     1967)(same).
     There followed a three-year vacancy of the second floor apartment. Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1968 Street and Avenue Guide 237 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1968)(two
     apartments, one vacant, one occupied by Fannie Pursel); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City
     Directory 1969 Street and Avenue Guide 237 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1969)(same); Polk’s Easton and
     Phillipsburg City Directory 1970 Street and Avenue Guide 232 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1970)(same).
     In 1971 through 1981, the second floor apartment was rented by Walter R. Dull. Polk’s Easton
     and Phillipsburg City Directory 1971 127, 401, Street and Avenue Guide 238 (R.L. Polk & Co.
     1971)(Fannie Pursel and Walter Dull); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory 1976 127,
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     408, Street and Avenue Guide 299 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1976)(1 st floor apartment Mrs. Fannie F.
     Pursel, second floor apartment Walter R. Dull); Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City Directory
     1981 152, 490, Street and Avenue Guide 302 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1981)(same).
     In 1982, 63 Sitgreaves Street was listed as being vacant. Polk’s Easton and Phillipsburg City
     Directory 1982 Street and Avenue Guide 322 (R.L. Polk & Co. 1982).
92
     Compare Deed, Joseph Edgar (Helen) Pursel, Sr. to Robert J. (Linda P.) Lowe, 640 714 (17 Aug.
     1982)(reciting that Hattie Pursel died on 15 March 1980) with Obituary, “Pursel”, EASTON
     EXPRESS, Thurs., 20 Mar. 1980, p.18, col.1 (Fannie F. Cregar Pursel died 18 March 1980).
93
     Deed, Joseph Edgar (Helen) Pursel, Sr. to Robert J. (Linda P.) Lowe, 640 714 (17 Aug.
     1982)(sale price $26,500, deed unverified); see Deed, Joseph Edgar Pursel, Sr. to Joseph Edgar
     (Helen) Pursel, Sr., 316 377 (21 Mar. 1968); Deed, Joseph Edgar (Helen) Pursel, Sr. and Fannie
     Pursel, Widow, to Joseph Edgar Pursel, Sr., 235 80 (22 Jan. 1965)(reciting that Hattie M. Pursel
     married Howard Tinsman, who predeceased his wife; Hattie died on 14 Aug. 1860, leaving the
     property to her son Jonas S.S. Pursel, who in turn died intestate on 31 Oct. 1964, leaving the
     property to Fannie (his widow) and Joseph Edgar Pursel Sr., his son).
     The 1982 deed records that five days after the property was transferred to Joseph Edgar Pursel, Sr.
     in 1965, his mother leased the property for life. This was recorded in Misc. 152 532 (27 Jan.
     1965).
94
     Deed, Robert J. (Linda P.) Lowe to Patricia (Klaus) Hingst, 681 804 (28 May 1985)(sale price
     $34,500); Deed, Patricia (Klaus) Hingst to Joel H. (Debra C.) Ziev, 701 1125 (3 June 1986);
     Deed, Joel H. (Debra C.) Ziev to Donald Robert Maher, Jr., (10 Oct. 2001)(sale price $80,000).
     The sale listings for the property in the Northampton County Tax Records are incorrect. They
     erroneously suggest sales recorded at 2007-1-095521 and 1994-1-112335. These deeds both relate
     to the property at 4 Bennett Court, located to the rear of the modern Cudjo House property. See
     Deed, Lynne Holden to Koehler-Kheel Realty, LLC, 2007-1-095521 (8 Mar. 2007); Deed, Lois
     (Dante) Dimarzio to Lynne Holden, 1994-6-112335 (15 Dec. 1994).
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     See, e.g., Metropolitan Opera Chorus Official Site, www.metoperachorus.com/aboutus.html
     (accessed 1 Oct. 2009).

				
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