DEMY, SIMON S., justice of the peace, Middletown, Pa., was born in Lower Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., April 24, 1849. He is a son of John and Ellen (Shreadley) Demy. His grandfather was a native of Germany , and was one of the early settlers of Dauphin county. His father was born in 1778, and followed the occupation of butcher through life. After his marriage he resided in Lower Swatara township. He afterwards moved to Centre county, Pa., where lie remained a few years. Returning to Dauphin county, he resided in Londonderry township until his death, in 1878. His wife, the mother of Simon S., died in 1855. He had previously been married to a Miss Muchelhaney, by whom there is one child living, Henry, of Swatara township. By his second wife he had five children: Ellen, Mrs. Frederick Core, of Harrisburg; Savilla, Mrs. Hiram Kelley, of Highspire; Leah, wife of Jacob Alleman, of Oberlin; Maria, Mrs. Simon Stark, of Lower Swatara township, and Simon S. He was a prominent member of the Lutheran church and a member of the choir. He was a Democrat in politics.
Simon S. was reared and educated in Lower Swatara township He learned the trade of carpenter and builder, which he has made his life occupation. In 1871 he married Miss Sarah, daughter of Elias Krepps, of Lower Swatara township, and settled in the home he now occupies. He has six children: John, married Agnes Shenk, and has one child, Susan; Mary, wife of John Espenshade, has one child, Elsie; Simon, Isaac, Samuel, and Abner. Mr. Demy is a Republican. He has filled nearly all the township offices. In 1892 he was elected justice of the peace, which office he has since filled. He is a member of Lodge No. 70, I. O. O. F., of Harrisburg. He is a prominent member of Ebenezer United Brethren church, of Lower Swatara township. He is the superintendent of two Sunday-schools.
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