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Bogner, Riley, farmer, was born on the old homestead, in Middle Paxton township, April 10, 1856, and is a son of Samuel and Anna Maria Bogner. The ancestors of the Bogner family were among the first settlers of Clark's Valley. Tobias, whose only possessions were his rifle, axe and knapsack, located near the mouth of Clark's creek. His son, Jacob Bogner, was the father of Isaac and of Mrs. Anna Maria Bogner, the mother of Riley. Tobias and his son Jacob, who was but sixteen years old, served in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather Bogner died November 22, 1874, and his wife survives. They had only one child. The mother of Riley died July 21, 1871, and the father survives. Riley was their only child, and received his education in the public schools, and beginning farm work with his grandfather he has followed that occupation all his life. In 1880 he moved to the old homestead. He was married, June 10, 1879, to Elizabeth, daughter of Elias and Anna Mary (Schaffer) Fertig, and is the father of two children: Anna Maria and Isaac Fertig. The parents of Mrs. Bogner had these children: Elizabeth; Milton; Maria, wife of John Kinter; Mary, wife of Dr. A.C. Coble, and Laura, wife of John DeWalt. In politics Mr. Bogner is a Democrat, and has served as assessor and as auditor in his native township. The family attend the Lutheran church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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

Date of Transcription: February 11, 2001

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