Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Cambria County, Pennsylvania: Comprising Five Hundred Sketches of the Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County (Google eBook)

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Union Publishing Company, 1896 - Cambria County (Pa.) - 518 pages
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Page 422 - A poet, blest beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the Proud and Great : Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
Page 233 - ... almost denying himself the common comforts of life, that he might be able to clothe the naked members of Jesus Christ, the poor and distressed. Few have left behind them such examples of charity and benevolence. On the head of no one have been invoked so many blessings from the mouths of widows and orphans. It may be literally said of him, * if his heart had been made of gold he would have disposed of it all in charity to the poor/ " Cambria County contains, what probably no other county in Pennsylvania...
Page 232 - ... something greater and rarer his wonderful humility. No one could ever learn from him or his mode of life what he had been, or what he exchanged for privation and poverty. '" ', " To intimate to him that you were aware of his condition, would be sure to pain and displease him. He who might have revelled in the princely halls of his ancestors was content to spend thirty years in a rude...
Page 417 - In 1889 he entered the Law Department of the University of Michigan from which he was graduated in 1891.
Page 232 - For forty-two years he exercised pastoral functions in Cambria county. The venerable deceased was born in 1770, at Munster, in Germany. His father, Prince de Gallitzin, ranked among the highest nobility in Russia. His mother was the daughter of Field Marshal General de Schmeltan, a celebrated officer under Frederick the Great. Her brother fell at the battle of Jena. The deceased held a high commission in the Russian army from his infancy. Europe, in the early part of his life, was desolated by war...
Page 232 - The venerable deceased was born in 1770, at Munster, in Germany. His father, Prince de Gallitzin, ranked among the highest nobility in Russia. His mother was the daughter of Field Marshal General de Schmeltan, a celebrated officer under Frederick the Great. Her brother fell at the battle of Jena. The deceased held a high commission in the Russian army from his infancy. Europe in the early part of his life was desolated by war the French revolution burst like a volcano upon that convulsed continent...
Page 21 - He is a member of the American Medical Association, and of the California State Medical Society, and is at present the President of the Medical Society of the State of Washington.
Page 414 - Pa. , in the class of 1882, and taught school for six years; deciding upon the profession of the law, he entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and...
Page 283 - As a boy he was reared on his father's farm and received his education in the schools of his native county.
Page 360 - I have been a member of the School Board for a number of years in the School District where Verdo Powell lives.

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