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Church & Dwight in York County 100 years ago: Linked in with neat history stuff – Jan. 4, 2010

What goes around… . Church and Dwight placed this advertisement in a York (Pa.) Hospital Benefit Cookbook, published before World War I. That circa-1916 cookbook has been reprinted and is for sale for $10 at the York County Heritage Trust. And Church and Dwight have located a plant in York County’s Jackson Township, a highlight of 2009 in which Harley-Davidson’s leave-or-stay decision dominated community conversation. Here’s hoping that Arm & Hammer be around York County in 2116. Also of interest: Jackson Township, Arm & Hammer’s new home, again in the middle of things and York County chainsaw artist about Harley carving: ‘I had an inspiration for the bike and America’ and Re-printed cookbook filled with ‘tried and tested’ York County, Pa., recipes.
A mixed bag of neat history stuff … .
Wayne Grove of Malvern, Pa., who was writing after reading a November article at a Grove family Christmas party. It concerned a suspected pirate in his family tree … .

“Although our family roots are at the Brogue in southern York County, we are direct decendents of the Peter Wentz mentioned in the 11-29-2009 piece. Mr. Stump states that Wentz was “…the son of a German privateer,…”. There had always been a legend that we had a pirate in the family but neither we or the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society has been able to document this fact. Could Mr. Stump please give me the source for his words? By the way, the second part of the legend, that he used his ill gotten gains to build a church can be substantiated by there being a Wentz United Church of Christ up the road from the farm towards Skippack.”

A pirate in York County’s venerable Grove family? I hope someone can provide some information in comments at the bottom of this post.
– Recommended Ydr.com anniversary stories: Remember 2009: Top York County stories of 2009. and A decade in local news: The highs and lows of York County.
– Blog post of the day: Kwanzaa ended on Jan. 1. See Melissa Nann Burke’s interview with its founder and York’s William Penn High School grad Maulana Karenga. Burke caught up with the former Ron Everett when he was at Millersville University to deliver a speech late last year.
– Forum of the day: Readers are sparring over whether wireless Web access will help Central Market and York’s downtown. See commenting related to the editorial: Y-FI coming to downtown