BUCK, ELIAS B, was born in East Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa., December 14, 1841; son of the late Jacob and Denna (Brown) Buck. His paternal grandfather was born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, and died in Berks county. The grandmother was born in Berks county.
Jacob Buck, father of Elias B., was born in Upper Paxton township, Dauphin county. He was a fuller and carried on his business until within four years of his death. His marriage to Miss Denna, daughter of Philip Brown, born in Berks county, took place in that county. They had six children, of whom three are living: Eliza, wife of George Runkle; Catherine, wife of John Wiser; and Elias B. Jacob Buck died in East Hanover township, June 21, 1885, aged seventy-one; his wife died at the same place in December, 1882. Mr. Buck was a Republican. Both he and his wife were consistent members of the Dunkard church.
Elias B. Buck attended the neighborhood schools, and made good use of his time and opportunities. His desire to succeed in business prompted his to gain knowledge from every available source. He made constant efforts to become intelligent and well informed on practical subjects. His energy and determination resulted in success. In this sense he is a self-made man, and may regard his prosperity as the fruits of his own labor. Mr. Buck was employed upon the farm until he was eighteen years old. In 1864 he responded to the call of his country, and enlisted in company B, Twentieth regiment, Pennsylvania cavalry. He served under Gen. Phil. Sheridan in his brilliant campaign of 1864-65. One year and ten months after Mr. Buck’s enlistment the war was ended, and he was honorably discharged and resumed farming. This calling he has ever since diligently pursued, and with success. In 1887 he build the large and commodious dwelling he now occupies. He has gradually made improvements and is comfortably settled, with fair prospect for the enjoyment of life. Mr. Buck was married, December 22, 18167, to Miss Sarah A. E., daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Early) Wolf. Their children are: Clayton; Clarissa, wife of Adam Shenk; "Alice, wife of Jeremiah Gipe, and Jacob.
Jacob F. Wolf, father of Mrs. Buck, was born in East Hanover township, February 24, 1819. He was a farmer. His wife, Miss Sarah Early, was born in the same township. October 19, 1819. They were married October 22, 1843. Their children were: Moses, deceased, and Sarah, Mrs. E. B. Buck. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf were faithful members of the Lutheran church. Mr. Wolf was a Republican. He died August 17, 1885, aged sixty-six. His wife has lived to the age of seventy-eight, and resides with her daughter, Mrs. Buck.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 15 Mar 2001
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