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"History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Vol. II" 1913

Mitchell Bricker

The great-grandfather of the Bricker family, of Lewistown, was born in Germany, and on coming to the United States settled in Center county, Pennsylvania. He married in Germany and was accompanied to this country by his wife.

John Bricker, grandson of the emigrant, spent most of his life in Center county, Pennsylvania, where he followed his trade of shoemaker, later becoming a farmer. He lived retired at Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, the latter years of his life. He was a Republican in politics and a member of the Lutheran church. He married Rosanna Condo, and both are deceased. Children: Emma; Mitchell, (see below); Laird, deceased; Scott, deceased; Lizzie, deceased.

Mitchell, son of John and Rosanna (Condo) Bricker, was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1854. He attended the public school and Boalsburg Academy, and after finishing his school life, learned the trade of coachsmith under the instruction of Robert Montgomery, beginning in 1872, the date of his coming to Lewistown. In 1877 he began the manufacture of buggies and wagons, continuing in successful business for eighteen years, then selling out. He was variously engaged for several years until 1903, when he was elected sheriff of Mifflin county, serving with credit a full term of three years. For the succeeding two years he was collector of taxes for the borough of Lewistown; in 1912 was appointed chief deputy sheriff under Sheriff Allen Fultz. and on the death of the latter was appointed by the governor to fill the office until the next general election. Mr. Bricker was elected coroner of Mifflin county, and served with credit for a term of three years. He was one of the organizers of the Mifflin County Jewelry Company, of Lewistown. and has served as a director since organization. The family home is at No. 41 Chestnut street, which Mr. Bricker has purchased. He is a Republican in politics, and has always taken an active interest in public affairs. He belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of the Golden Eagle, both lodges located in Lewistown.

He married, December 22, 1875, Sarah, daughter of Henry Hassinger, deceased, of Lewistown, who came there from Snyder county, Pennsylvania. Children: 1. Margaret, married Sherman Warner, station agent at Reedsville, Pennsylvania. 2. Delia, died in 1913, aged 22 years. 3. Emma, married Lyman Marks, of Lewistown, and has a daughter, Sarah.

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