COBLE, ABRAHAM B., farmer and stockman, Hockersville, Pa., was born in Milton Grove, Lancaster county, Pa., June 25, 1864. He is a son of John and Mary (Baker) Goble. John Goble was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., and was a son of Christian Goble, a farmer of that county. He spent the first part of his life on the farm in Dauphin county, and afterwards removed to Lancaster county and engaged in farming on his own account. He was a stockbreeder as well as a farmer. His wife, Mary Baker, was a native of Lancaster county. They had five children, three of whom are living: Harry, railroad engineer, married Amanda Kiper, resides in Harrisburg; Lizzie, wife of Martin Attick, stock dealer, Highspire, Pa., and Abraham B. Two children died in infancy. Mr. John Coble was a Republican in his politics. He was a Mennonite and an industrious, honest and upright man. He died in Lancaster county in 1879. His widow still lives and is cared for in her old age by her son, Abraham B. Goble.
The latter was educated in the public schools of his township and worked on the home farm until he was fifteen years old, at which time his father died. He then farmed for nine years with his uncle. At twenty-four years of age he went to Iowa, and for one year bought, sold and shipped stock to eastern markets. After this time he came to Dauphin county and settled in Derry township, where he bought one hundred and seventeen acres of land, which he has cultivated and improved. He has raised fine horses for which he finds ready sale in the township. Mr. Goble was married in Elizabethtown, in 1888, to Laura, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Miller) Gish, the former a prominent farmer in Lancaster county. They have four children: Walter, Minnie, Harvey and Charles. Mr. Goble is a Republican. He is a man of public spirit, always interested actively in every enterprise for the benefit of the community. He enjoys the confidence and respect of his neighbors and is deservedly popular.
Transcribed by Dorothy Bumbaugh for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project.