BANDER, Augustus, leather dealer, Middletown, Pa., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, January 19, 1834; son of David and Caroline (Moser) Bander. He was reared and educated, and learned the trade of tanner with his family, in Germany. In 1856 he came to America, and located in Philadelphia, where he worked at his trade, and in 1858 removed to Elizabethville, Dauphin county, where he worked as a journeyman tanner for three years. In 1861 he established a tannery of his own, which he conducted until 1888, when he came to Middletown, Pa., and for two years was a partner in the Rife tannery, after which he was for four years with S.B. Luce, in the Meyerstown tannery. In 1895 he and his son established their present business of hides and leather dealers, at Middletown. In his political views Mr. Bander is a Republican. He was married, in 1860, to Miss Margaret M., daughter of David Matter, of Elizabethville, Dauphin county, by whom he has seven children: David, Franklin, Aaron W., Charles, William A., Jacob, and George W. Mr. Bander is a member of the United Brethren church, of Middletown, of which he is a trustee, and is treasurer of the Sabbath-school.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 10 Feb 2001
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