APP, Francis, farmer and stockman, Berrysburg, was born in Selinsgrove, Snyder county, Pa., August 31, 1848. John, the grandfather, was born at the same place in 1804, and was a farmer. Isaac was also a native of Selinsgrove and came later to own and cultivate one hundred and fifty acres of land. He married, at Berrysburg, in 1847, Mary Holtzman, born in Lykens Valley; daughter of Jonathan Holtzman. Their children are: Francis, John G., Daniel N., and Henry Jackson. The father died at Selinsgrove in 1872. He was a member of the Lutheran church. In politics he was a Republican and served in the office of school director. His wife died on the homestead in 1886. Francis attended the public schools until he was sixteen years of age, when he began regular work on the homestead, and remained there until he was thirty-four years old. He then went to Union county and rented a farm, which he cultivated for twelve years. After this he returned to Dauphin county and took a farm of one hundred and four acres in Mifflin township, where he has since been engaged in farming and stock raising. He was married, in Selinsgrove, in 1881, to Sarah Miller, born at Mt. Carmel, Northumberland county; daughter of Adam Miller. They have three children: George, Harry, and Frank, all attending school, two of whom are at the Millersburg Seminary. Mr. App is a Republican and served as school director two terms and he takes an active part in political matters. In religious views he is a Lutheran.
Historical Review of Dauphin County