BACHMAN, SAMUEL S., postmaster and school teacher, Bachmansville, Pa., was born at Bachmansville, Pa., January 22, 1855; son of Henry D. and Fanny (Shelly) Bachman, a retired farmer, and reared at Swatara, in Derry township. His grandfather was the founder and proprietor of the town of Bachmansville. His father was also a farmer.
Samuel S. attended the district schools of South Annville township, Lebanon county, and also the schools at Bachmansville. He studied three terms at Palmyra Academy and two terms at the State Normal School, at Millersville, from which latter institution he received a teacher's State certificate. For the past fourteen years he has devoted his life to the instruction and training of the youth of his native place. He also spent eight months teaching in Illinois, and has taught in Derry township as well as in Conewago. Mr. Bachman was married at Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, in 1877, to Katie Goff, a native of Lancaster county. They had four children: Cora, Garfield Arthur, Edgar Cullen and Emma Madora. Mr. Bachman was appointed postmaster under the Arthur administration and has held the office since that time, giving to the public the utmost satisfaction in the management of the office. In his politics he is a Republican and actively interested in public matters. He is agent for the sale of the farm implements made by the McCormick Company. He is a teacher in the Sunday-school and a zealous worker in the cause.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Mar 2001
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