ARMPRIESTER, GEORGE W., superintendent of the Central Rolling Mills, Harrisburg, was born in Union township, Berks county, February 22, 1840. Samuel Armpriester, his father, was of German ancestry, and Anna(Flaver)Armpriester, his mother, of French ancestry. They had eight children born to them, four of whom are living: Melinda, widow of the late Daniel T. Knabb, residing at Birdsborough, Montgomery county, Pa.; Amelia E., wife of Alfred Fable, residing in Philadelphia; Lynes C., residing at Pottstown, Pa., and George W. The last named was reared a farmer boy and got his schooling in the old log school house. He continued at farm work till 1860, when he learned the trade of puddler and was also a part of the time in the employment of the Government, engaged in the transportation of grain and hay to Alexandria and other points. In 1872 he removed to Bethel, Pa., where he again engaged in the occupation of puddling until 1865, when he removed to Pottstown and took charge of the puddling mills of the Pottstown Iron Company and efficiently filled the position till 1873. He then took a similar position with the Glasgow Iron Company and remained in it until 1879, at which date he engaged in the grocery business at Pottstown, in which he continued for nine months. He then sold out and removed to Harrisburg and has been a continuous resident here since, faithfully and efficiently performing the duties of superintendent of the old Central rolling mills. He was married at Douglasville, Berks county, Pa., to Amelia M. DeHart, daughter of John and Catherine DeHart. Of a family of seven children born to them five are living and are: Mary C., widow of George W. Sourbeer, George Warren, Annie A., wife of H.L. Stohl, Barton A. and S. Raymond, all residents of Harrisburg.
Mr. Armpriester has served as a member of the school board of Pottstown and has represented the Fifth ward of Harrisburg in the common council for two years. He is an active member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F.&A.M.; Perservance Chapter, No. 21, R.A.M.; Pilgrim Commandery, No.11, K.T.; Monocacy Lodge, No. 441, I.O.O.F.; Star Encampment, No. 139,; Nazareth Commandery, No. 125, A. and I.O.K.of M. In politics he is a Republican. The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church.