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COTTEREL, JOHN W., pharmacist, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., August 26, 1862. He is a son of John and Emma (Wise) Cotterel. John Cotterel was a native of England, and came to America at the age of eleven. For several years he was with his father at Reading, Pa., in the green grocery business; he was afterwards in the same business in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1860 he removed to Harrisburg, where he was in the grocery business until his death. He died, September 27, 1865, from injuries and exposure incurred while serving in the army in defense of his country during the war of the Rebellion. His wife, Emma Wise, was born in Reading; she survives him and resides in Harrisburg. Their children are: James K., David W., John W. and Margaret M.

John W. Cotterel acquired his education in the Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home at Mount Joy, Pa. After leaving this institution he was employed as salesman in various branches of business, and was also for some time apprentice to the printing business. In 1885 he entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and graduated from it in 1887. He then returned to Harrisburg, and since April, 1887, has been successfully engaged in the drug business in this city.

Mr. Cotterel was married at Newport, Perry county, Pa., July 18, 1888, to Margaret A., daughter of Daniel and Amelia Iungerich of Newport. They have no children. Both are consistent members of the Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Cotterel is an active member of Harrisburg Council, No. 328, Jr. O. U. A. M., of Peace and Plenty Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F., and of Egyptian Commandery, No. 114, A. and I. O. K. of M. His political creed is Republican.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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

Date of Transcription: 7 Jan 2001

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