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BIOGRAPHIES

Source: 
Biographical History of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania,
and Early Settlers and Eminent Men of the county -
by Alex. Harris
Lancaster, PA:
Publ. Elias Barr & Co.
1872

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of these biographies are very short and some are very long.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Agnew, Robert 7
Albright, Jacob 7
Albright, Jacob, Rev. 7
Amweg, John Michael 13
Anderson, James 14
Andrews, Hugh 14
Armstrong, Andrew 14
Armstrong, Arthur 14
Armstrong, John 15
Armstrong, Thomas 15
Ash, Phineas 15
Atlee, John L., M. D. 15
Atlee, Samuel J. 15
Atlee, Wm. A. 19
Atlee, Wm. Augustus 18
Bachman, Christian 19
Bachman, Jacob 19
Baer, John 19
Bailey, Francis 20
Bailey, Francis 21
Bailey, Robert 22
Baker, John 22
Baker, John C., Rev. 22
Baldwin, J. C. 25
Baldwin, Robert 25
Balmer, Daniel 25
Barber, Robert 25
Bare, Adam 25
Barton, Benjamin S. 26
Barton, George Washington 28
Barton, Matthias 30
Barton, Rhea 38
Barton, Thomas 30
Barton, William 38
Barton, William 39
Bauman, Benjamin 39
Bausman, B., D. D., Rev. 39
Bausman, John 41
Bausman, William 41
Baxter, James 41
Beates, Wm., Rev. 42
Beck, John 43
Beissel, Conrad 44
Bentz, Christian 44
Bethel, Samuel 46
Billingfelt, Esaias 46
Black, Jack 47
Blunston, Samuel 48
Boehm, Henry, Rev. 49
Bomberger 62
Bomberger, George H. 62
Bomberger, John 62
Boude, Samuel 73
Boude, Thomas 74
Bowman, H. B. 63
Bowman, Joseph 64
Bowman, Samuel 64
Bowman, Samuel, Dr., Rev. 70
Boyd, S. W. P. 74
Boyer, Joseph 74
Brady, John 74
Brandt, Daniel 74
Breckbill, Benjamin 74
Breckbill, John 74
Breckbill, Ulrich 74
Breneman, Christian 75
Brinton, Ferree 75
Brisbin, Wm. 75
Brooks, Edward, Prof. 75
Brown, Jeremiah, Jr. 88
Brown, Jeremiah, Sr. 88
Brown, William 88
Brubaker Family 88
Brubaker, George 90
Brush, ,George Gamble 90
Buchanan, James 91
Buchanan, John 115
Buckley, Daniel 115
Burrowes, Thomas H. 116
Buyers, John 120
Caldwell, A. 121
Caldwell, Andrew 121
Caldwell, Andrew 121
Caldwell, Andrew 121
Caldwell, David, Rev. D. D. 121
Caldwell, James 121
Cameron, James 125
Cameron, Simon 125
Carpenter, Abraham 129
Carpenter, Charles 129
Carpenter, Christian 129
Carpenter, Edward 129
Carpenter, Emanuel 129
Carpenter, Emanuel, Jr. 130
Carpenter, Henry 130
Carpenter, Henry, Dr. 130
Carpenter, Henry, Dr. 130
Carpenter, Jacob 131
Carpenter, Jacob 131
Carpenter, Joel 131
Carpenter, John, Dr. 131
Carpenter, Michael 131
Carpenter, Samuel 132
Carter, Richard 132
Cassel Family 133
Cassidy, Patrick, Dr. 134
Chambers, Stephen 135
Champneys, Benjamin 135
Clark, Brice 136
Clark, Robert 137
Clark, Thomas 137
Clarkson, Joseph, Rev. 137
Clemson Family 137
Clinton, Joseph 139
Coates, Kersey 143
Coates, Lindley 143
Cochran, Richard E., Lt. 141
Cochran, Richard E., M. D. 140
Cochran, Theodore D. 141
Coleman, Edward 142
Coleman, Robert 143
Collins, Cornelius 144
Collins, Cornelius 144
Collins, James 144
Collins, Orestes 144
Collins, Thomas C. 144
Conyngham, Redmond 145
Cooke, Samuel 146
Cooper, Calvin 147
Cope, Caleb 144
Cowden, James 147
Cowden, James B. 147
Craig, John 153
Craig, Robert 153
Crumbaugh, J. C., Rev. 153
Cunningham, James 154
Darlington, Edward C. 155
Davies, Edward 156
Deering, Henry 156
Denues, Charles 156
Dickey, O. J. 158
Dickinson, Joseph 160
Dickinson, Joseph C. 160
Diffenderffer 161
Diller, Adam 161
Diller, Roland 161
Diller, Solomon 162
Dixon, William 162
Doner, John 163
Douglass, John 164
Downing, William 164
Duchman, Jacob 164
Duchman, John H., Col. 164
Duchman, William 164
Duffield, George 165
Duffield, George, Rev. 170
Dunlap, John M. 171
Dysart, James 172
Eberle, John, Dr. 173
Eberly, Samuel 176
Eberman, Jacob 172
Eberman, John 172
Eberman, John 172
Eberman, Peter G. 172
Eby Family 176
Eckman, John 186
Edie, John 186
Edwards, Thos. 186
Ehler, John 186
Ehrenfried, Joseph 186
Eichholtz, Henry 188
Eichholtz, Jacob 188
Eichholtz, Leonard 191
Ellmaker, Amos 191
Ellmaker, Leonard 193
Erb Family 194
Eshleman, David G. 197
Evans, David 198
Evans, James 199
Evans, Robert 200
Evans, Samuel 201
Ewing, A. Scott 201
Ewing, James, General 201
Ewing, Thomas 201
Fahnestock Family 202
Fahnestock, Samuel, Dr. 202
Fahnestock, William M. 203
Ferree, Isaac 203
Ferree, James B. 203
Ferree, Joseph 203
Fisher, Joseph W. 203
Fogle, George 206
Fondersmith, John 207
Ford, George 207
Fordney, William B. 207
Foreman, Jacob 207
Forney, John W., Col. 207
Forrey, John 211
Foster, William, Rev. 211
Franklin, Emlen, Col. 213
Franklin, Thomas E. 214
Franklin, Walter 214
Frazer, Bernard 215
Frazer, Reah, Col. 217
Frey, Jacob F. 218
Fry, Samuel 218
Fulton, Robert 218
Galbraith, Andrew 231
Galbraith, Bartram 231
Gara, Isaac B. 229
Garber, Christian 230
Gatchell, J. C. 231
Geist, J. M. W. 231
Geist, Philip 232
Gest, Joseph 233
Getz, George 232
Getz, Peter 233
Gibbons, Phoebe Earle, Mrs. 233
Gibson, John, Gen. 234
Gilchrist, John 237
Gish, Jacob 237
Gleim, William 237
Good, Anthony 237
Good, Daniel 237
Gotshalk, Abraham 237
Graff, Hans, (John) 237
Grey, Henry 241
Griest, Ellwood 239
Grimler, Benjamin 241
Grimler, Henry 242
Groff, John 242
Groff, Sebastian 242
Groh, C. L. 242
Grosh, Jacob 242
Grosh, Samuel 251
Grubb, Henry 251
Haimlton, William 268
Haines, Henry 252
Haldeman Family 256
Haldeman, S. S. 258
Hamaker, Daniel 268
Hambright, Frederick, Major 264
Hambright, George 262
Hambright, Henry A. 262
Hambright, Henry, Gen. 262
Hamilton, James 267
Hamilton, John 267
Hamilton, William 267
Hand, Edward, Gen. 268
Harbaugh, Henry, Rev. 269
Hartman, David 271
Hartman, Joseph 271
Haverstick, George 271
Hawthorne, Geo. C. 271
Hawthorne, Samuel 271
Hayes, Alexander L. 271
Heinitzsch, Carl Heinrich 273
Heitler, Richard R. 273
Henderson, Jas. 273
Henderson, Mathew 274
Hendrickson, George R. 274
Hendrickson, Okey 274
Henry, John Joseph 275
Henry, William 278
Herr Family 281
Herr, Benj. G. 280
Herr, Benjamin 280
Herr, Christian 280
Herr, Daniel 281
Herr, John 294
Herr, John 294
Herr, John F. 294
Hershey Family 306
Hershey, Christian 306
Hertz, Daniel, Rev. 307
Hess, Christian 307
Hess, Martin D. 307
Hibshman, Henry 308
Hibshman, Jacob 308
Hiestand, John A. 308
Hiestand, John M. 308
Hiester, Isaac E. 308
Hiester, William 310
High, George J. 324
Hipple, Frederick 812
Hoff, John 312
Hoffman, George 312
Hoffman, Valentine 315
Hoffmeier, J. L. 315
Holl, Peter 315
Hollinger, Isaac 318
Hood, Alexander 315
Hood, Joseph 318
Hopkins, George Washington 318
Hopkins, James 319
Hopkins, John 319
Hopkins, W. W. 319
Hostetter, Henry 319
Housekeeper, W. 319
Housekeeper, W. 319
Houston, Samuel 319
Houston, Samuel 320
Howell, Charles M. 320
Hower, J. W. 321
Huber, John 321
Hubley, Adam 321
Hubley, Bernard 321
Hubley, John 322
Hubley, Michael 323
Humes, Samuel, Dr. 323
Hunsecker, C. L. 323
Hurford, Lewis 324
Huss, John 324
Jacks, James 324
Jackson, Joel 324
Jackson, Leavin H. 325
Jacobs, Thomas B. 327
Jenkins, Catharine M. 327
Jenkins, David 329
Jenkins, David 329
Jenkins, Robert 330
Jenkins, William 330
Johns, John 331
Jones, John 331
Kauffman, Abraham 332
Kauffman, Andrew I. 333
Kauffman, Benjamin 333
Kauffman, Benjamin 333
Kauffman, C. L. 333
Kauffman, Michael 334
Kauffman, Michael, Dr. 334
Keenan, Bernard, Rev. 335
Keene, George W. 337
Keller, Samuel 337
Kemper, David 337
Kendig, Francis 337
Keneagy, Samuel 337
Keneagy, Ulrich 338
Kennedy, Maxwell 338
Kerfoot, George B., Dr. 339
Keys, Richard 341
Kieffer, Christian 341
Kimmel, Jacob 341
King, Robert 341
King, Vincent 342
Kinzer, E., Dr. 345
Kirk, Jacob 345
Kittera, John W. 345
Konigmacher, Joseph 345
Kramph, Frederic John 346
Kready, J. C. 355
Kreider, Jacob 355
Kreiter, Benjamin 355
Krug, Jacob 355
Kucher, Christopher 355
Kuhn, Adam Simon, Dr. 355
Kurtz, Jacob 356
Kurtz, Jacob H. 357
Kyle, John 357
Landis Family 357
Landis, David 357
Landis, Jesse 365
Landis, John 365
Landis, Samuel 366
Lane, John N. 366
Latta, James, Rev. 366
Lauman, Ludwig 366
Lebkicher, David 367
Leech, Francis 367
Lefevre, Joseph 367
Lehman, Henry C. 367
Lehman, John 367
Lehman, Samuel L. 367
Libhart, John J. 367
Light, John, Major 368
Lightner, Joel 369
Lightner, John 369
Lightner, Nathaniel F. 370
Lindley, Thomas 370
Linville, Benjamin 370
Livingston, John B. 370
Long, Henry G. 372
Long, John 374
Lovett, Alexander, Col. 375
Lovett, John 375
Mackey, James 381
Marsteller, Philip 381
Martin, B. F. 381
Martin, David M. 381
Martin, George 381
Martin, Hugh 381
Martin, Peter, Hon. 382
Mathiot, John 386
Maxwell, Hugh 386
Maxwell, Robert 387
May, David 388
Mayer, Christian 388
Mayer, George 388
Mayer, Louis, Rev. Dr. 388
Mayer, Nathaniel 392
McAlister, Archibald 392
McAlister, Jacob 392
McCamant, John 392
McCleery, Carpenter 392
McClure, Joseph 392
McCulloch, Wm. 392
McEvoy, Patrick 392
McGowan Family 393
McGrann, John 393
McGrann, Richard 393
McLenegan, Zephaniah 394
McMillan, John 394
McSparren, James 394
Mehaffey, George W. 394
Mehaffey, Hugh 394
Mercer, J. Q., Capt. 394
Mercer, James 395
Michael, William 395
Miles, David. Col. 396
Miller, David 395
Miller, Henry 395
Miller, Henry, Gen. 395
Miller, John 396
Miller, Martin 396
Miller, Tobias H. 396
Mitchell, James 396
Mohler, John 396
Mohler, Samuel 397
Montgomery, John R. 397
Montgomery, Joseph 397
Moore, Andrew 398
Moore, James 399
Moore, John 400
Moore, Thomas 401
Morrison Family 401
Mosher, Jeremiah 402
Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus, M. D. 402
Muhlenberg, Henry Ernst 403
Musgrove Family 404
Musselman, Henry 407
Musselman, Michael 407
Musser, George 406
Musser, Henry 407
Musser, John 407
Musser, Michael 407
Myers, Frederick 407
Myers, James 407
Myers, Samuel M. 407
Nauman, George, Col. 408
Neale, Thomas 409
Nevin, John Williamson, D. D. 409
Nissley Family 425
Nissley, C. H. 425
Nissley, Jacob 430
Noble, William 430
North, Hugh M. 430
Ober, Michael 431
Old, James 431
Orth, Adam 431
Overholtzer, Henry D. 431
Owen, Benjamin 431
Parke, Samuel 431
Parr, William 431
Passmore, John 432
Patterson Family (Arthur) 434
Patterson Family (James) 432
Patterson, Arthur 432
Patterson, D. W. 432
Patterson, James 440
Patterson, James, Col. 437
Patterson, Thomas 440
Paxson, Joseph 440
Paxson, William, Rev. 440
Pearsol, John H. 442
Peelor, John 445
Pennel, Benjamin 445
Peters, Abraham 446
Peters, Jacob G. 447
Porter, George B. 448
Porter, James 448
Porter, James 448
Porter, John J. 449
Porter, Thomas 449
Powell, Walter, Rev. 449
Pownall Family 450
Price, S. H. 452
Pyfer, Frederick S., Col. 452
Ramsey, David, Dr. 453
Ramsey, William 465
Rathvon, George 465
Rathvon, Leonard 465
Rathvon, Simon S. 465
Rauch, Rudolph F. 474
Rawlins, John 474
Reddig, Jacob 474
Reed, Elias 474
Reed, John K. 474
Reed, Peter 474
Reed, Peter, Jr. 474
Reed, Thomas 474
Reichenbach, John  Christian Wm. 475
Reigart, Adam 476
Reigart, Emanuel 477
Reigart, Emanuel C. 477
Reigart, Franklin J. 479
Reigart, Henry M. 479
Reinhold, Jesse 479
Reinoehl, A. C. 479
Reist Family 480
Reist, Levi S. 482
Reitzel, John 483
Reynolds, John 483
Reynolds, John Fulton, Maj. Gen. 483
Reynolds, Samuel H. 490
Richards, Luther 491
Righter, Washington 491
Ringwald Family 493
Roath, Eml. Dyer 497
Roberts, Anthony E. 498
Roberts, John 500
Robinson, John 500
Rogers, Molton C. 500
Rohrer Family (John's) 501
Rohrer, Jacob 501
Rohrer, John 501
roland, Henry 501
Roland, John H. 501
Ross, Geo., Jr. 501
Ross, George 502
Ross, James 508
Ross, William Bird 508
Rowe, Benjamin F. 508
Royer Family 508
Rutter, Nathaniel 510
Sample, Nathaniel W., Dr. 510
Sample, Nathaniel W., Rev. 510
Sanderson, George 511
Saunders, Isaac 511
Schaeffer, Emanuel 511
Schaum, Benjamin 512
Schwartz, Conrad 512
Scott, Abraham 512
Scott, Alexander 512
Scott, John, Maj. 512
Seldomridge, John 514
Seybert, John, Rev. 514
Shaeffer, Bartram A. 523
Shaw, Anthony 522
Shelley, Abraham 523
Shenck, Henry S. 523
Shenk, Michael 523
Shenk, Rudolph W. 523
Sherer, Joseph 524
Shippen, Edward 524
Shippen, Henry 526
Shirk, Henry 529
Shoch, Samuel 529
Shreiner, Martin 531
Shultz, David 533
Shulze, John Andrew 533
Shuman, Jacob A. 535
Slaymaker Family 536
Slokom, Samuel 538
Slokom, Thomas 539
Slough, Mathias 539
Smilie, John 540
Smith, Abraham Herr 541
Smith, Charles 544
Smith, E. K. 544
Smith, Frederick 544
Smith, John Blair 544
Smith, Sampson, Rev. 548
Smith, Samuel 548
Smith, Samuel Stanhope, D.D., L.L.D. 548
Spencer, William 554
Sprenger, J. J. 554
Stauffer Family 555
Stauffer, Benjamin M. 555
Stauffer, Christian 555
Stauffer, Jacob 555
Stauffer, Wm. D., Capt. 555
Steacy, David G. 560
Steele, Archibald 561
Steele, James, Gen. 562
Steele, John, Gen. 563
Steele, William, Jr. 564
Steele, William, Sr. 565
Stehman, John M. 565
Steigel, Wm. Henry 565
Steinman, John Frederick 567
Stevens, Thaddeus 568
Stoek, Henry 598
Stoey, William 598
Stoner, Christian L. 598
Strickler, Jacob 598
Strohm, John 598
Strohm, John, Jr. 602
Stubbs, Jeremiah Brown, M. D. 602
Styer, David 606
Summy, Aaron H. 606
Swarr, Hiram B. 606
Swift, Joseph 607
Taylor Family 608
Thompson, Andrew 609
Urban, Lewis 609
Varmann, Hattil V. 609
Varnes, John 610
Vondersmith, D. B. 610
Vondersmith, Daniel 610
Wade, Andrew 610
Walker, Asahel 610
Walker, Isaac 612
Walker, Joseph, Capt. 611
Wallace, John 612
Walton, John C. 613
Warfel, Jacob E. 613
Warfel, John 613
Warfel, John 614
Warfel, John B. 613
Watson, Nathaniel 614
Weaver, Elias B., Prof. 614
Webb, James 616
Welsh, Thomas, Gen. 616
White, Henry M. 617
White, William 617
Whitehill, James 617
Whitehill, John 617
Whitehill, John, jr. 617
Whitelock, Isaac 617
Whiteside, John 617
Whiteside, William 618
Whitson, George 618
Wickersham, James P., Prof. 618
Wiley, John E. 620
Wiley, William B. 620
Williams Family 621
Wilson, John 620
Withers, George 623
Withers, George 623
Withers, George B. 623
Withers, John 623
Withers, Michael 623
Witmer, Abraham 623
Witmer, Daniel W. 623
Witmer, John 623
Wood, Day 623
Work, Joseph 624
Worley, Nathan 624
Worrall, Peter 624
Worth, William C. 624
Wright, James 624
Wright, James, jr. 624
Wright, John 624
Wylie, Stuart A. 625
Yeates, Jasper 627
Zahm, Godfried 628
Zahm, Mathias 629
Zecher, Christian, Sr. 629
Zeller, John H. 630
Zimmerman, Henry  630
Zimmerman, John 630


 
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