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Dublin Post Office records


Held at: Dublin Historical Society [Contact Us]100 N Main Street, Dublin, PA, 18917

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the position of postmaster for Dublin Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania was a political appointment and the postmaster had to be of same political party as the mayor. During the period from 1880 to 1923, the position was held at various points by J. S. Rickert, Benjamin F. Shearer, and Jacob B. Rosenberger, depending on which party was in power at the time. The location of the post office shifted accordingly, between the Dublin Milling Company property, Shearer's General Store, and Rosenberger's General Store.

The post office found a more stable home in 1923 when Jacob M. Kooker became postmaster and re-located it to his general store at the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue. The post office would continue operations out of that building for over 50 years. After Kooker retired he passed his postal duties to his stepchildren, Paul G. Schultz, who took over in 1944, and Catharine B. Schultz, who continued in 1954.

In Kooker's General Store and Post Office only 240 boxes were available. As the borough grew, it became necessary to re-locate to a larger space, which was accomplished in 1975. Home delivery of mail in the borough began in 1986.


"History of the Dublin Post Office." Handwritten document found in Dublin Historical Society Local History Collection.

This collection consists of various postal account books from Dublin (Bucks County, Pa.), principally: Postmaster's Account and Record Books (4th Class), registers of money orders issued and received, and records of registered letters received and delivered.

Gift of Dublin Borough, 2012.

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Dublin Historical Society directly for more information.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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