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Biographical Notes of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
by John William Barr
EAGER, JOHN, came to Pine Grove in 1853. He kept the Eagle Hotel till 1857, then built the Farmer's Hotel in the Annex. He had three sons and four daughters: Frederick, Hiram, and Henry. The three sons served in the Civil War. Henry died while in service, one daughter was married to N. Brownback; Lucy was married to H. Cramer; Ellen to W. B. Snyder; Emma was single when they left Pine Grove.
ECKERT, DR. G. N., came from Reading. He was the own- er of a great deal of land. He built the Swatara furnace at what is now Outwood, the firm being Eckert and Guilford. Afterward it was turned into a forge where they used to make stoves. Some can still be found around the country called Swatara stoves. He was a member of the 30th Congress and was President of the Lorberry Railroad.
ECKLER, BENJAMIN, was a boat builder; he helped to build a. number of boats, he had built a house at the corner of Carbon and Union streets, and also the house on Mifflin street where John Schlappich lives. He had two daughters. Later he moved to Indiana.
ELLENBAUM, GEORGE, was a carpenter. He built the house on West Pottsville street where William Daubert lives. He had throe sons and three daughters; James and George both served in the Civil War; one son is living; Rebecca was married to Daniel Elliott, one was married to William Grove, who was in the Civil War and was killed on the railroad opposite William Shultz's house; one daughter was married to Frank Bucher.
EARNEST, JOHN P., came from Lebanon Co., was a shoe maker, worked for Wm. Lerch and also for Lewis Luckenbill. He bought out Luckenbill and carried on the business in what is now the bar room of the Eagle Hotel for quite a number of years, has been traveling salesman for some 40 years and is agent for a number of building associations. He was interested in raising Company G, 4th Regt, was 2d Lieut., was elected to captain, then to Major and Lt. Colonel. He served as Major in the Spanish American War, was with the regiment in Porto Rico, and is still hale at the age of 72 years. He has accumulated some prop- erty, owns the house where he lives and the house where the post office is in. He has three daughters; Mamie is married to James L. Loser and lives in Tamaqua; Katie is married to the route agent on the Lebanon & Tremont branch of the P. & R.; Vinnie is married to a Mr. Mengle and lives in Wayne township. The Col. was postmaster under the Harrison administration.
EVANS, SAMUEL, came from Chester Co. in the 80's, ~as supervisor of the S. & S. and L. & T. railroad of the P. & R. He had four sons and five daughters. Horace is a machinist and lives in Lebanon; Caleb is a clerk and lives in Brooklyn; Charles is a graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, and professor in the Hill school at Pottstown; Frank is clerking for the Gensemer's at the upper tannery; Florence is married to John Schaffner; Eliza is married to William Davis; Emily is married to Dr. Hess; Bessie is married to Howard Smith; Annie is single.
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