COBLE, Isaac H., farmer, Middletown P.O., Pa., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., October 11, 1829; son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffer) Coble, natives of Dauphin county. Jacob Coble, the grandfather, was a native of Germany and settled on the homestead in Conewago township and later moved to Derry township, where he died. He was a member of the Mennonite church. The father, Christian Coble, was born on the homestead and has always resided there. He divided it into three farms and made important improvements. He was ingenious in mechanical work, and made a revolving rake for hay and much of his farming implements and machinery. In political views he was a Republican and served as supervisor of his township. His death occurred in May, 1873, and that of his wife in 1846. They had five sons and one daughter, the only survivors of whom are: Isaac H., and Christian, farmer and merchant, of Bellaire, Lancaster county. He was again married, to Miss Nancy Snyder, who survives him, and to this marriage there is no issue. They were members of the Mennonite church.
Isaac H. was reared on the homestead and educated in the public schools. His occupation has always been farming. In 1853 he was married to Miss Nancy Eshenaur, daughter of Frank Eshenaur. He remained on the homestead farm until 1858, when he removed to his present farm, which he has greatly improved. They have three sons and two daughters: Frank E., of Conewago township, married Elizabeth Good, and they have four children: Martha, Annie, Lizzie, and Aaron; Aaron, of Londonderry township, married Mazie Brinser, and their children are: Harry, Truman, and Ruth; Mary, wife of Joseph Selser, of Derry township; Isaac, and Emma, both unmarried, at home. Mr. Coble is one of the originators and a stockholder of the Middletown Bracket Company and was its manager. He is also a stockholder in the Hummelstown Bank. In politics he is a Republican and has served as school director and supervisor of the township. In church fellowship he is with the Mennonites.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 10 Feb 2001
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