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ALTHOUSE, Reuben H., grocer, was born in Berks county, Pa., February 8, 1845; son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Herbine) Althouse, natives of Berks county. The father came to Dauphin county in the spring of 1845, and engaged in farming in Susque-hanna township. He was a prominent member of the Reformed church. His death occurred April 16, 1861, and that of his wife in1880. They reared three children: Reuben H.; Ella, unmarried, and George B., of Philadelphia. Reuben H., was reared on the farm in Susquehanna township and attended the district school of the locality. After the death of his father he conducted the farm, and also took up the dairy business, in which he continued fourteen years. In 1881 he removed to Bedford, Monroe county, Mich., and was there engaged in farming for seven years, after which he returned to Harrisburg, and in 1888 established his present business. He holds membership in the Odd Fellows fraternity, and in the Knights of the Golden Eagle. In politics he is a Republican, and while in Michigan, served six years as a school trustee. Mr. Althouse was married, in 1866, to Miss Frances Rudy, daughter of Joseph Rudy, of Harrisburg, and to them have been born eight cilildren: Frank, druggist, in

Harrisburg; Carrie; Harry B.; R. Edward, with his brother R. H.; Frances (Mrs. George Swab), of Harrisburg; Joseph, Ella and Delanor. Mr. Althouse is a member of the German Reformed church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Gwen Bixler Drivon at for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 7 May 2001

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