DUNKEL, Samuel F., vice-president of the Harrisburg Manufacturing and boiler company, was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., May 3, 1862; son of Josiah A. and Mary (Bishop) Dunkel, both natives of Dauphin county and residing at Steelton. Samuel F. received his education in the public schools of Swatara township and in Seiler's Academy, and also took a course in the Business College of Harrisburg. After completing his education he engaged in the hardware business with his father, under the firm name of J. S. Dunkel & Son, and continued several years, when he purchased his father's interest and conducted the business four years longer on his own account. In 1889 he became president and manager of the Star Steam Heating Company, and in 1892 acquired an interest in the Harrisburg Manufacturing and Boiler Company, of which he was made the vice-president in 1894. He is also a partner in the firm of J. S. Dunkel Sons & Co., real estate dealers at Steelton. Mr. Dunkel was married in Steelton to Miss Jessie Sefton, daughter of Charles J. and Rebecca Sefton, of Fairfield, Adams county, Pa. They have no children. Mr. Dunkel has filled the office of school director for eleven years, and has been secretary for the board two years and treasurer four years. In his political views he is a Republican. He attends the Lutheran church..
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Date of Transcription: 21 Nov 2000
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