Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Volume 1

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Volume 1

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Dolly, Lillian and /V alter, the last nan1ed now deceased: 5. Eliza, who never married. 6. Aaron, born in Hellertown, who married Susan Smith, and their children are Martha, George, Rose, Anna, Clara, and Kate. 7. Diana, born in Hellertown, who married Martin Leidich, and has four children, Anna, Henry, Cajunta, and Elizabeth. 8. Owen, born in Hellertc-wn, and now deceased, who married Elizabeth Mangle, and had a son, Henry, born October 24, 1851. 9. Henry, born December 30, 1834, married Annie E. James, and had two children, VVilliam and Laura, the former now deceased. I0. George J., born June 16, I837. George J. Desh was reared i11 Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and attended the common schools. At the age of seventeen years he went to Philadelphia, where he found e111pl0yme11t in a tobacco store. After remaining there for a few years he went west to Ohio, but after a few months returned to Philadelphia. In the autumn, in company with his brother Daniel, he engaged in the butchering business, remaining in Philadelphia until 186I, when he removed to Freemansburg, where he continued in the same line for two years. In 1863 he decided to locate in Bethlehem, and located on Fairview street, establishing a meat market which has since been conducted by the family. During the period when the Civil war was at its height, there was a call for emergency men, and Mr. Desh, hastily arranging his business affairs and placing his store in the care of his wife, joined the company that marched from Bethlehem under the command of Captain Frank C. Stout. At the end of six weeks, when their services were no longer needed, lIr. Desh returned to Bethlehem, and resumed the management of his busi11ess, in which he continued until his death. He prospered in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681780X
  • 9781236817808