BURKHOLDER, JOSIAH, dealer in coal, grain, salt, seeds, fertilizers, etc., Hummelstown, Pa., was born in Lebanon county, Pa., December 4, 1856; son of M. K. and Barbara Ann (Reish) Burkholder. He was reared in Lebanon county and educated in the public schools and in the Millersville State Normal School. He entered the business of his father and assisted him until 1892, in September of which year his father retired from the business, to which he succeeded, and has since conducted it in his own interest. In his political views he is a republican, and has served as a member of the borough council, and as president of the body for five years. He is a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, of Hummelstown. He was married, in 1876, to Emma L., daughter of David Bender, of Hummelstown, and to their marriage there is no issue. Mr. Burkholder is not connected with any church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 18 Feb 2001
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