Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Including the Counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe Volume 547, No. 1280

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Including the Counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe Volume 547, No. 1280

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...local movements, and for six years he served ably as school director. Politically he affiliates with the Democratic party, while he is also actively interested in religious work as a member of the Lutheran Church at Kresgeville, in which he held the office of deacon for six years. On Au.gust 8, 1885, he was married at Gilberts, by Rev. A. M. Strauss, a Lutheran minister, to Miss Emma I'unkel, and three children have blessed the union: Spener J., born February 15, 1887; Harvey N., born May 24. 1889; and Byron H., born September 13, 1892. Mrs. Serfass, who is highly esteemed by her circle of friends, was born June 12, 1865, in Polk township, Monroe county, where her'family has long been prominent, her ancestors having settled there as early as 1740. Her father, John Kunkel, was a prominent resident of Kresgeville, and her mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Kresge. is still living at that place; a more complete account of the family is given elsewhere. J. L. BROV N has the reputation of a strictly first-class business man, reliable, energetic, wideawake and progressive, and is a citizen of whom Vayne county may be justly proud. For many years he has been prominently identified with the business interests of his section of the State, and as a carpenter and millwright has done much toward its devolpment and upbuilding. He has not only erected many buildings in Pennsylvania, but also aided in the construction of the beautiful buildings at the Vorld's Fair, himself and family spending the entire year of 1893 in Chicago. "illiam Brown, our subject's grandfather, was probably a native of England, but his father, Obediah Brown. was born in Rockwell, N. Y., and at the age of fourteen began as a boatman on the Hudson river, continuing that work...show more

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