CALEY, Winfield
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CALEY, WINFIELD S., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., July 28, 1861; son of the late William and Harriet (Badruff) Caley. Joseph Caley, his grandfather, was born in Cumberland county, Pa., and was a farmer. He married a Miss McMullin, born in Lancaster county, Pa., by whom he had nine children. Four are living: Catherine; Anna, wife of Adam Buffelmoyer; Harriet, wife of Jacob Heineca, and Jacob. Their deceased children are: Joseph; Ellen, wife of Christian Over; William E., father of Winfield S.; Addison, and David.

William E. Caley was born in Lancaster county, and in his boyhood learned pump making, which calling he followed for many years. He was subsequently employed as watchman on the Philadelphia and Reading railroad. He was twice married. By the first wife he had two children, both deceased, and secondly, to Miss Harriet Badrouff, born in Lancaster county. They had two sons: Jerome, deceased, and Winfield S. Mr. W. E. Caley enlisted in the army, and was in company K Fifth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, serving for three years. He received two gunshot wounds. For a few years after his discharge from the army Mr. Caley was employed in the furnaces at Cornwall, Lebanon county. Afterwards he again served the Philadelphia and Reading railroad as watchman, and in that position was killed by an accident. His wife is still living and resides in Lancaster county. Winfield S. Caley was educated in the public schools of Lancaster county. After finishing his school education he was employed at farming with his father and among the neighboring farmers until he was eighteen years old. After this he began work in the stone quarries. Since 1881 his employment has alternated between the farm and the quarry. In 1894 he bought the house in which he now lives.

Mr. Caley was married, November 26, 1881, to Miss Sarah J., daughter of William and Hannah (Enterline) Hetrich. Five of their six children are living: William, Harry P., John H., Bertha and Mabel. Mary Ellen died March 8, 1885. Mr. Caley is a good solid, Democrat. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran church. Beginning for himself early in life, Mr. Caley has pushed his way along the road, sometimes up steep hills, sometimes over rough places, but still making progress, until now the way is smooth and the journey prosperous.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 20 Apr 2001

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