EBERLE, William
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EBERLE, William H., general foreman of

the Harrisburg Car shops, Pennsylvania railroad, was born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., June 8, 1859. He is a son of Alexander and Mary (Kilpatrick) Eberle. He received a common school education in his native city, and was indentured as an apprentice to learn car building, in the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at Altoona, August 1, 1876. He was the only person indentured as an apprentice during the Centennial year. He served four years at his apprenticeship, and afterwards remained in the service of the company, working in the cabinet department of the car shops until September 21, 1887, when he was appointed assistant foreman of the passenger car erecting shops. On February 1, 1891, he was appointed assistant general foreman of the Wall shops, on the Pittsburgh division, and was located at that point until February 27, 1893, when he was appointed to his present position. He was married, at Altoona, Pa., August 1, 1888, to Miss Annie Bussman, daughter of Charles and Susan Bussman, of Altoona. Their union has been blessed with two children: Alma May and Alexander Wallis. Mr. Eberle has represented the Second ward of the city of Altoona in common council for two terms. He is a member of Altoona Lodge, No. 281, F. & A. M., and of Logan Lodge, No. 79. K. of P., of Altoona. He is a Republican, and attends the United Brethren church.

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Date of Transcription: 19 Nov 2000

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