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BALSBACH, Solomon, Oberlin, Pa., was born in Lower Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., October 1, 1838. He learned the carpenter trade and followed that occupation for several years. Later he became a farmer, and in 1866 engaged in keeping hotel at "Running Pump," where he continued for some years. He was married, in 1861, to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Ulrich, by whom he has five children: Elmer, of Paxtang township, married Minnie Felix; John, of Oberlin, married Mary Bodmer; Samuel, Milton, and Naomi. In his political views Mr. Balsbach is a Republican and has served in the offices of tax collector, supervisor and other offices. He is a member of the United Brethren church and is also a minister in that denomination. At present he is the president of the cemetery board.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Phyllis Edwards,, for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 10 Feb 2001

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