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Blyler, Simon, stonemason, was born February 28, 1823, in Schuylkill county. He is a son of Michael and Maria (Burket) Blyler, whose family consisted of these children: Daniel, deceased; Solomon, Elias, Philip, Betsey, Kate, Edward, and Julia. Simon received his education in Mifflin township, Clarion county, to which place his parents moved while he was yet quite young. After working for a few years on the farm he learned the trade of masonry and continued at this occupation sixteen years. He enlisted at Harrisburg in company A, Fiftieth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He was discharged in 1863 in Washington for disability. For sixteen years he was engaged at various occupations, and then entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, working as stonemason. In 1895 he came to Gratz, where he has since resided. He was married, August 28, 1844, to Miss Caroline Klinyer, a native of Lykens Valley. His wife died September 7, 1895. Their children are: William, Shamokin, Pa.; Preston, Bear Valley, Pa.; Daniel, hotel proprietor, Gratz, Pa.; Frank, tinsmith, Lebanon; Emma; Joseph; Alice, deceased, and Charles M. In politics Mr. Blyler is a Republican, and a member of Kissinger Post. G.A.R., of Gratz.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Michael W. Gerberick,, for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transciption Project -

Date of Transcription: February 15, 2001

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