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active attended became Berks County Bern township Birdsboro Boyertown Catherine Charles Chester County city of Reading College common schools Cumru township Daniel daughter David death deceased died in infancy elected Elizabeth Emma entered esteem Exeter township farmer father following children formed a matrimonial George German graduated grandfather Greenwich township Henry Isaac Jacob January ject John Keystone State Normal Kutz Kutztown learned the trade Leesport Lehigh County living located Lodge Long Swamp township Lutheran Church Maiden Creek manufacture married Mary matrimonial alliance Maxatawny township Medical mill Miller Montgomery County moved Muhlenberg native Normal School old homestead Oley township parents Penn Pennsylvania Philadelphia political prominent public schools reared received Reformed Church religious Republican resident retired Richmond township Samuel Sarah schools of Reading Schuylkill Schuylkill County served sketch success tion took town union united in marriage wedlock wife William
Page 92 - The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th...
Page 16 - He was a member of the school board for a number of years and was on the board of health at the time of his death.
Page 5 - NOTE. All the biographical sketches published in this volume were submitted to their respective subjects or to the subscribers, from whom the facts were primarily obtained, for their approval or correction before going to press; and a reasonable time was allowed in each case for the return of the typewritten copies. Most of them were returned to us within the time allotted, or before the work was printed, after being corrected or revised; and these may therefore be regarded as reasonably accurate....
Page 165 - Smith was reared on the farm and received his education in the common schools of his native town.
Page 208 - He is a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution and of the Society of Colonial Wars by virtue of his descent from Lieutenant Tracy and other revolutionary ancestors.
Page 136 - The degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him by his Alma Mater in 1894.
Page 90 - ... and cushions. I am not going to advocate the disuse of boots and shoes, or the abandoning of the improved modes of travel; but I am going to brag as lustily as I can on behalf of the pedestrian, and show how all the shining angels second and accompany the man who goes afoot, while all the dark spirits are ever looking out for a chance to ride.
Page 267 - Hazen's regiment, and continued in the service until the close of the war, when he was regularly discharged.