George H. Grove
GROVE, George H., architect and builder, was born in Hummelstown, Dauphin county, Pa., May 24, 1848. He is a son of John Z. and Rebecca (Bowman) Grove, the former a native of Dauphin and the latter of Lancaster county. John Z. Grove died April 10, 1891. He was a carpenter and builder, and spent his life in Hummelstown. The parents had twelve children, five of whom are living: George H.; John O., a carpenter of Hummelstown; Well C., residing in Harrisburg in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company; James H., of Harrisburg, also an employe <sic>on the Pennsylvania railroad, and Rebecca, wife of Alfred Sutcliffe, of Hummelstown.
George H. Grove was educated in the schools of his native town. He learned carpentery <sic> and was a builder and contractor in his native town for twenty-five years. In 1887 he was elected county treasurer, and filled this responsible office for three years. In 1890 he organized the Harrisburg Casket and Manufacturing Company, of which he was superintendent for two years. In February, 1892, he formed a co-partnership with Mr. G. W. Strite, in the architectural business. He is now in business for himself, having dissolved the partnership August 3, 1895. Mr. Grove was married in Hummelstown, September 14, 1871, to Caroline L. Balsbaugh, daughter of John and Katherine Balsbaugh, natives of Dauphin county and of German ancestry; the former died May 10, 1882; the latter June 9, 1895, at the advanced age of eighty-five years. Mrs. Grove was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa., August 11, 1854. They have no children. In political views Mr. Grove is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren church.
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