BEINHOWER, ADAM, was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa., August 21, 1828; son of Peter B. Beinhower. The father was born in Dauphin county about 1791, and was a farmer by occupation. He married Miss Smith, by whom he had nine children: Sallie, wife of John Hocker; Jacob and Elizabeth, both deceased; John, of Swatara township; Catherine and Susan, both deceased; Peter, of Ohio; Adam, and Isaac, of Oberlin, Pa. Adam acquired his education in the common schools of this period and worked on the farm until he was eighteen years of age, when he became an apprentice at the wheelright trade, with C. A. Stover, at Middletown, in which he served three years. He then worked one year at his trade as a journeyman and located at Hockersville, when he followed his occupation for twenty-two years. In 1876 he came to Steelton, where he has since made his home. He worked for five years at his trade in Steelton and since 1884 has been engaged in the undertaking business. On August 8, 1862, he enlisted in company C, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Colonel Jennings, in which he served until his discharge in 1863, having participated in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In 1876 he was married to Miss Catherine Gingerich, of Derry township, to whom was born one child, William Hoyt, died at the age of three years. Mr. Beinhower is a active member of the United Brethren church.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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