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36 Henry F. Marx (compiler), II Marriages and Deaths Northampton County 1799 – 1851 Newspaper Extracts 694 (Easton Area Public Library 1929)(from The Whig and Journal, Wed., 10 March 1847, article stating that Miller had died on the third).  

37 Deed, Peter (Elizabeth) Miller to Samuel Wilhelm, H7  573 (5 Sept. 1849)(stated sale price $100,000 for 2/5 interest in Miller’s entire inheritance).  

38 Deed, Peter (Elizabeth) Miller to James M. Port and Matthew Hale Jones, H7  572 (5 Sept. 1849)(stated price $50,000 for 1/5 of the inheritance “and for divers other good causes and considerations”).  Two months later, in return for certain of the real estate, the two lawyers returned their 1/5 interest.  Deed, James M. (Eliza) Porter and Matthew Hale (Mary F.) Jones to Peter Miller and Samuel Wilhelm, C8  94 (21 Nov. 1849)(Tract No.25).    

39 Hillyard v. Miller, 10 Pa.State 326-38 (Pa.Sup.Ct. 1849);  see Kempton, A History of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, supra at 217 (decision established Pennsylvania law on the “rule against perpetuities” relating to trusts for the accumulation of income).  

40 Deed of Partition between Samuel (Mary) Wilhelm and Peter (Elizabeth) Miller (of Ohio), C8  113 (29 Dec. 1849)(Tract No.25);  see also  Deed, James M. (Eliza) Porter and Matthew Hale (Mary F.) Jones to Peter Miller and Samuel Wilhelm, C8  94 (21 Nov. 1849)(Tract No.25 – occupied by John Dehart and others).  

41 Henry F. Marx (compiler), II Marriages and Deaths Northampton County 1799 – 1851 Newspaper Extracts 808 (Easton Area Public Library 1929).  

42 Deed, Peter (Elizabeth) Miller (late of Ohio), by Attorney John Miller, to Peter Pomp, B8  224 (1 Apr. 1850)(sale price $12,050).  

43 Article, “Pomp’s Drug Store Removed”, Easton Democrat & Argus, Thurs., 19 Dec. 1850, p.3, col.3 (moved “a few doors below the old stand”).  The article noted that the drug store fixtures from the “old stand”, including shelving, drawers, and counter, etc., were to be “sold cheap”.  

44 Article, “Pomp’s New Building”, Easton Democrat & Argus, Thurs., 19 Dec. 1850, p.2, col.2.  

45 Article, “Pomp’s Chemical Palace”, Eastonian, Thurs., 19 June 1951, p.2, col.3;  accord, City of Easton, Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form, Attachment: Building Description Survey Area 1 Zone C (City Council Resolution approved 12 May 1982)(building constructed c.1850).    The newspaper article’s reference to “Mr. Lawall” is apparently to Cyrus Lawall’s 4-story drug store opened in 1851, now designated 454-56 Northampton Street.  It was converted to a hardware store by William Lawall and his son Edward after Cyrus Lawall built another, more ornate drug store building across the street at 437 Northampton Street in the 1870s.   See separate www.WalkingEaston.com entry for the Lawall Hardware Store at 454-56 Northampton Street, and sources cited therein.  

46 See C[harles] Kitchen, A General Directory of the Borough of Easton PA 45 (Cole & Eichman’s Office, 1855)(Peter Pomp and Charles Pomp, druggists at No.143, and advertisement for Peter Pomp, “Pure Drugs”, at NW corner of 4th and Northampton Streets, showing a picture of the building); see also William J. Heller, II History of Northampton County and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh Biographical Section 135 (The American Historical Society 1920)(Peter Pomp, druggist, son of Rev. Thomas Pomp);  Frank B. Copp, Biographical Sketches of Some of Easton’s Prominent Citizens 107 (Hillburn & West 1879)(Cyrus Lawall clerked in “the old drug store of Peter Pomp, now dead, on the corner of Fourth and Northampton streets.”).    

Two other members of the Pomp family also sold drugs on Northampton Street in 1855:  

Thomas R. Pomp, at No.127, and

J.R. Pomp, at No. 129.  

See id. (alphabetical listing for Thomas R. Pomp;  advertisement for J.R. Pomp).  

47 See Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton Pennsylvania 21 (The Union Publishing Co. 1914)(“Blocks, Buildings, Halls”);  H.P. Delano (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton Pennsylvania 25 (Union Publishing Co. Inc. 1925)(“Halls, Blocks, Buildings”).

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