Summary Information

Repository: The Historical Society of Montgomery County

Title: George F. P. Wanger Papers

Creator: Wanger, George, 1863-1938

Dates: 1847-1938

Accession number: 1935.9095

Extent: 6 linear feet, 8 linear inches

Language: English, German, Siamese

Biographical Note:

George F. P. Wanger was born in North Coventry (Chester County) on May 1, 1863.  After graduating from Pottstown High School, he taught at the same school for a year, and then became a surveyor for various railroad companies.  He later opened a real estate and insurance business called Weber & Wanger.  He married Ada Grubb in 1886.  Wanger died in 1938.

Scope and content: The papers of George F. P. Wanger contain genealogical research as well as papers from his work as an engineer.  His genealogical research focuses primarily on the Price and Wanger families.  There are smaller compilations of research on the Grubb and Hiddlestein families.

Also included is Wanger's correspondence, which is both personal and related to his engineering work.

Wanger created several scrapbooks, some of which were indexed by HSMC.  The collection also contains notebooks containing genealogy research and property research.

The Wanger collection also includes many publications and a series of annual reports of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, which are housed in our library collection.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in twelve series:

  1. Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Annual Reports
  2. Scrapbooks
  3. Notebooks of deeds
  4. Two books of Price family history
  5. Price family research
  6. Correspondence
  7. Grubb family research
  8. Personal Papers
  9. Wanger family research
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Subject and township files
  12. Notebooks

Administrative information: This finding aid was prepared by Nancy Sullivan.