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Biography of Alford Jonathan Harwi

Alford Jonathan Harwi was one of the great merchants of Kansas. Beginning as an obscure hardware dealer in Atchison he built up a busines which now stands as a monument to his energy and foresight, the A. J. Harwi Hardware Company being one of the leading wholesale concerns of the Missouri Valley. Life extended to him only the opportunities which it extends to every one. It was his own personal character, his enterprise, and a vigorous and resourceful mind which enabled him to seize and develop possibilities into realities of a large and imposing character. While he would be mentioned prominently among any group of successful Kansas merchants, it was not alone for his material achievements that he is remembered and honored. He put character into his business, and it was the flowering of his character that earued him such wide esteem. His birth occurred at Ritterville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1847, and he died at Atchison September 5, 1910, at the comparatively early age of sixty-three. His parents were Michael and Lucretia Harwi. Michael Harwi for many years followed the trade of carpanter. He was engaged in some of the heavy construction required in the building of canal locks when canals were still the principal means of transportation in the eastern states. He had a farm also, and for a few years before his death was engaged in the quarrying and contracting of slate materials, He and his wife were the parents of four sons, Alfred J. being the oldest, and one daughter who died in Pennsylvania in childhood. One of the sons, also died young. The...

Biography of George Harrison Hower

George Harrison Hower. That the public schools are a very important interest to the majority of the people of Kansas needs no other proof than the evident educational acquirements of her young men and women, and in the laudable ambition to progress that is cherished by many of the counties, Lincoln County takes no second place. Furthormore, in her determined search for the best educators, and even for county superintendent, she had had to look no farther than her own sons, for to this class practically belongs County Superintendent George Harrison Hower. He was brought to the county when less than a year old, and had passed the greater part of his life here, where his main interests are yet centered. George Harrison Hower was born at Catassuqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, October 23, 1885, and is a son of Milton and Ida Matilda (Harte) Hower, and a grandson of Harrison George and Maria Elisabeth (Kleppinger) Hower. The venerable grandfather resided with his son George Hower at Rosette, Kansas. He was born in 1829, at Howertown, Pennsylvania, a village named for his father, and until 1885 was mainly engaged in farming and breeding fast horses. He owned a livery stable and also a number of speedy roadsters at one time. When he came to Kansas in 1885 he bought a farm, which he still owned. He married Maria Elizabeth Kleppinger, who was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in 1835 and died at Rosette, Kansas, about 1900. Of their four children John and Mary are deceased. Milton and George survive, the former being a resident of Sylvan Grove and the latter...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. G. S. Christ

Dr. G. S. Christ, was born in Lehigh County, Pa., October 31, 1839; removed to Illinois, thence to Jewell County, Kan., October 1, 1870, and engaged in the practice of his profession; also took a homestead, and now owns the same. Attended the Medical department of the State University of Pennsylvania, located at Philadelphia. And graduated in 1866. Is a member of the Odd Fellows, K. of P. and P. O. S. of A. lodges. In the Odd Fellows Lodge he has held office of Past Grand, in the Masonic, Senior Warden, and in K. of P., High Worthy Chancellor. The doctor has been one of the Examiners of the Board of Education of Jewell County. Was in the United States army for two years as Citizen Sergeant. Was married October 30, 1860, in Lehigh, Pa., to Miss Eliza Warmkessel, now deceased. They had three children – Emma, George, and...

Biographical Sketch of Phaon H. Dornblaser

Phaon H. Dornblaser, farmer; P. O. Etna; is the son of Felix and Eliza Dornblaser, of Lehigh Co., Penn.; was born in the same county and State April 20, 1838; moved with his parents to Coles Co., Paradise Tp., Ill., April 20, 1855; is the owner of 170 acres of land, probable value, $7,000; was School Director six years, also Road Overseer one year. Was married to Mary E. Jeffries, of Coles Co., Dec. 29, 1860; was the daughter of James and Matilda Jeffries; names of children, boys-French I., born Jan. 28, 1862; James A., born Feb. 6, 1868; Edward (deceased), born Nov. 18, 1869, died March 20, 1872; girl-Antoinette, born Nov. 28, 1864. His father, Felix Dornblaser, served his time, three years, in the late war; died on his way home on the boat, near St. Louis, August 12, 1864; 5th Cavalry...

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Upper Saucon Township Weisenberg Township Whitehall Township Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-H Surname Index I-G Surname Index H-Z Pages 112 to 146 Pages 147 to 183 Pages 184 to 221 Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ 1850 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Grammes Genealogy North Whitehall...

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lehigh County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Fairview Cemetery: Slatington, Washington Twp Friedensville Church yard: Upper Saucon Twp Friedens Church: Friedens, Washington Twp Garden Of Peace (formerly Hillside): Whitehall Grandview Cemetery: Allentown (partial) St. John’s Union Cemetery: Mickleys (partial) St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery Burials: Lower Macungie Twp St Peter’s, Rittersville to 1912 Union Cemetery: Slatington, Washington Twp Union Church Cemetery: Neffs, North Whitehall Twp Cemetery Photos hosted at Lehigh County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archive Grandview Cemetery, Allentown Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church Cemetery, Allentown St. John’s Union Cemetery, Mickley Cemeteries hosted at Lehigh County Pennsylvania Gravestones Allentown (Aka Linden Street Cemetery) Baptist Brethren Cemetery Bible Fellowship Church Cemetery Brith Sholom Cemetery Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Cemetery Cedar Church Cemetery Cedar Church Cemetery Chestnut Hill Union Cemetery Congregation Sons Of Israel Cemetery Coplay Cemetery Ebenezer Union Cemetery Egypt Cemetery Emil Zola Cemetery Evangelical Church Cemetery Fairview  Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fountain Hill Cemetery Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Friedens Ucc Church Cemetery Garden Of Peace Cemetery Gethsemane Cemetery Gospel Of Jesus Christ C. C. Cemetery Grandview Cemetery Greenwood  Cemetery Heidelberg Union Cemetery Highland Park  Cemetery Immaculate Conception Church  Cemetery Jacobs Church Union Cemetery Jordan Lutheran Cemetery Jordan Ucc Reformed Cemetery Lowhill Cemetery Moravian Of Emmaus Cemetery Morganland Cemetery Morgenland Cemetery Neffs Union Cemetery Northwood Cemetery Resurrection Cemetery Rittersville  Cemetery Sacred Heart Of Jesus  Cemetery Salem Church Of The U.B. Christ Cemetery Saucon Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery Schoenersville Cemetery Slatedale Cemetery Solomons Ucc Union Cemetery...

Biography of James A. Wendell

To the subject of this sketch more than to any other person, perhaps, is due the fact that the finest plant in the United States for the manufacture of table oil cloth is now located in Rock Island. During a long career as traveling salesman for an eastern manufacturer he was impressed with the advantages of the upper Mississippi valley as a site for a factory, and it was the soundness of his reasoning which impressed the officers of the Standard Oil Cloth Company and led to the location of the present factory on the Father of Waters at Rock Island. The new establishment, it may be added, prospered from the beginning, and bids fair to see substantial developments from time to time. James Augustus Wendell, sales agent for the Rock Island plant of the Standard Oil Cloth Company, and a stockholder of the Company, was born at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 23, 1848, the son of Joseph Wendell, a prominent merchant of Bethlehem. In the public schools of his native city, Bethlehem Academy and the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Seminary, he obtained a good general education, and at the age of seventeen entered the employ of a wholesale boot and shoe house at Philadelphia. Starting as errand boy he rose successively to bookkeeper, traveling salesman and junior partner, this last position being reached in 1871. The panic of 1873, however, swept the firm under and our subject became traveling salesman for a wholesale boot and shoe house at Easton, Pennsylvania. In 1877 Mr. Wendell went to New York, where he took a lucrative position as head bookkeeper in an extensive coffee...

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