BOND, S. Weidler, farmer, Middletown, Pa., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., March 27, 1835 ; son of John and Eliza (Weidler) Bond, natives of Lancaster county. The father was a farmer by occupation and was considered one of the most prominent farmers of that period. His wife died in Lancaster county. They were members of the Lutheran church, in which Mr. Bond held the office of deacon. S. Weidler was married, in Lancaster county, Pa., December 27, 1857, to Miss Susan Hess, daughter of Jacob Hess. In 1864 he moved to Stark county, Ohio, where he was engaged in farming until 1872 or 1873, when he returned to Dauphin county and purchased his present farm in Londonderry township, where he has since resided. His wife died in March, 1884. He was married, secondly, in May 1886, to Mrs. Anna Landis, daughter of David Sumny, of Londonderry township. His children by his first wife are : Ada E., Mrs. John Grove, died December 3, 1881, they have one child, Laura ; Alvin H., of Lower Swatara township, married Mary Strickler ; Alice M., Mrs. Harry Gingrich, of Lower Swatara township, who has three children, Mary, Edith, and Florence ; Arva B., deceased, married Mary Gingerich, and they have two children, Ada and Katie ; John H., Middletown, coachmaker, married Katie Chubb, and they have one child, Alice ; Milton H., Oberlin, married Anna Straub ; William B., at home. In his politics Mr. Bond is a Republican. The family are members of the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 11 March, 2001
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