Blue Book of Schuylkill County; Who Was Who and Why, in Interior Eastern Pennsylvania, in Colonial Days, the Huguenots and Palatines, Their Service in Queen Anne's French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars : History of the Zerbey,
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... trustee, assisting largely with his means to build the handsome church on West Arch Street. After the split in that body, he united with his family with the First Methodist Episcopal church, of Pottsville, where he also served in an official capacity and was actively interested in the spiritual and financial welfare of the church. He was first a Democrat in politics, but in 1856 voted for Stephen A. Douglas, and in the stirring days of 1860 was an ardent supporter of Abraham Lincoln and there Of the Zerbeys after voted the Republican ticket. He did not desire office of any kind, but was frequently approached to allow the use of his name in the local government of the town. During the Civil War he was the main support of a large family whose head was in the three years' service and who was killed, as Mr. Zerbey frequently said, "while fighting for me at the front." He was one of a committee appointed to create a Patriotic Fund and distribute it to families whose supporters were at the front, he having in charge the care of the families in the Middle Ward, Pottsville. He was a liberal giver to the church and to any cause he espoused. Villiam M. Zerbey m. Sarah L. Schwalm, da. of Andrew and Hannah Miller Schwalm (Schwalm history), December 21, 1847, at Orwigsburg. Sarah Schwalm, b. September 3, 1830, d. August 11, 1914. Their children were: William, d.; John Franklin, Heber Swalm, Joseph Henry, Robert Anderson, Frederic E., Ella A., wf. of C. D. Elliott, d.; Adelia E., twice married; Sara Frances, wf. of Valter B. Hill. John F. Zerbey, clerk and subsequently cashier of the Government National Bank, of Pottsville; clerk to the Schuylkill County Commissioners, and for nine years U. S. National Bank Examiner, now retired and...
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