​Berks County Sheriff's Department History

Name of Sheriff Years Served Name of Sheriff Years Served
​Benjamin Lightfoot 1752-1754​ Alfred C. Kemp 1878-1880
William Boone​ 1755-1756​ Levi M. Gerhart 1881-1883
Thomas Lincoln​ 1757-1758​ George D. Boyer 1884-1886
Jacob Weaver​ 1759-1760​ George B. Schaeffer 1887-1889
Henry Christ​ 1761-1762​ Elias Beckey 1890-1892
Jacob Weaver​ 1763-1764​ George Fahrenbach ​1893-1895
Jasper Scull​ 1765-1767​ Frank Schmeck 1896-1898
Jacob Shomaker​ 1768-1770​ Frank Brobst 1899-1903
​George Nagle ​1771-1773 Albert F. Mogel 1903-1905
​Henry Vanderslice 1774-1776​ Jacob Sassaman 1905-1907
​Daniel Levan 1777-1779​ John C. Bradley 1907-1911
​Henry Hoffa 1780-1781​ Thomas G. Werley 1912-1916
​Phillip Kraemer 1782-1784​ James J. Merkel 1916-1920
​Peter Philbert ​1785-1787 Edward R. Deem 1920-1924
​Jacob Bower 1788-1790​ John S. Esterly 1924-1928
​Peter Frailey 1794-1796​ Victor Goodhart 1928-1931
​John Christ 1797-17​99 ​Harry Schlappig 1932-1935​
Nicholas Dick​ 1800-1802​ ​John C. Cook 1936-1939​
​John Spycker ​1803-1805 ​Walter B. Ravel 1940-1943​
​Conrad Feger ​1806-1808 ​Joseph R. Dickinson 1944-1947​
​George Marx 1809-1811​ ​Frank E. Wert 1948-1951​
​Daniel Kerper ​1812-1814 ​Roy Schweitzer 1952-1955​
​Peter Aurand 1815-1817​ ​Harold A. Yetzer 1956-1963​
​John Miller 1818-1820​ ​Reese L. Davis 1964-1967​
​Henry Betz 1821-1823​ ​*Harold A. Yetzer 1968-1975​
​Daniel Kerper 1824-1826​ ​John H. Kramer 1976-1996​
​John Bickel 1827-1829​ ​Barry Jozwiak 1996-2008​
James Sillyman​ 1830-1832​ ​Eric Weaknecht 2008-​
​Henry Bowman 1833-1835​
​George Fox 1836-1838​
​Henry Binkley 1838-1841​
Daniel Esterly​ 1841-1844​
​George Gernant 1844-1847​
​John Schroeder 1847-1850​
John Potteiger​ 1850-1853​
​Henry Manderbach 1856-1859​
​Jeremiah D. Bitting 1859-1862​
​John Manderbach 1856-1856​
Abraham R. Koenig​ 1862-1865​
​Tobias Barto 1865-1868​
​William B. Albright 1868-1871​
​Evan Mishler 1871-1874​
​George R. Yorgey 1875-1877​