BOOSER, HENRY, retired, Steelton, was born in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 3, 1825; son of Benjamin and Barbara (Goode) Booser. The father was born in Londonderry township in 1800, and was a son of Henry, a native of Germany, who came to America when ten years of age and settled with his parents in Londonderry township. The grandfather was a farmer and basket maker. He was a member of the River Brethren church and died in Londonderry township in 1838, aged seventy-six years. His children are: John, Henry, Jacob, Benjamin, and Barbara, married Peter Eshelman; all of whom are deceased. Benjamin, the father, was a farmer, and followed his occupation in Dauphin, Lancaster and Cumberland counties. In his politics he was a Whig and in his religious views he was in accord with the River Brethren. He died in 1864 and his wife died in 1860. Their children are: Mary, deceased, married John Shell and located in Swatara township; Catherine, died unmarried, and Henry. Henry was reared in Londonderry township, and received his education in the schools of that period. He engaged in farming in Swatara township and located on his present farm in 1843, a part of which is occupied by the plant of the Pennsylvania Steel Works. Mr. Booser is a stockholder in the Electric Light Company. He was married, in 1861, to Miss Emeline Musser, daughter of Samuel and Betsy (Spricker) Musser, of Lancaster county. They have five children: Aaron, of Steelton; Catherine, married Albert Longenecker, of Hummelstown; Benjamin Grant, of Philadelphia; Mary Emma, and Lillie. Mr. Booser is a Republican in politics. His wife is a member of the River Brethren church.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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