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BOMGARDNER, George, was born in East Hanover, Lebanon county, July 9, 1859. He is a son of George and Margaret (Zarger) Bomgardner, natives of Lebanon county. The former still survives and resides at Grantville, Dauphin county; the latter passed away in 1894. George was reared to manhood and received his education in the public schools of East Hanover. After leaving school he learned the trade of shoemaker, at which he worked for ten years. In 1873 he removed to Harrisburg where he worked at his trade for some years and for four years was engaged in the retail shoe business and was subsequently engaged in the wholesale beer and bottling business. He was married, in 1871, at East Hanover, to Emma Wagner. She bore him one son, who was accidentally killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train on the Market street crossing. In his second marriage, which occurred at Lebanon, he was united to Ella Biester, daughter of George Biester, of Harrisburg. They have no children. In politics Mr. Bomgardner is a Republican.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Linda Mockenhaupt for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 12 June 2001

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