EBERSOLE, John, P., was born in Londonderry township, on the place on which he now lives, March 26, 1832; son of John Ebersole. The father was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, May 20, 1797. He acquired a good education and came to Londonderry township when a young man, in 1824, and settled on the farmnow owned by his son John P., where he was continuously engaged in farming. He married Miss Elizabeth Pile, born January 26, 1796, and died February 2, 1892; daughter of Jacob Pile. Their children were : Mary, wife of Joseph Foreman, both deceased, six children surviving them; Jacob, deceased, married Maria Bowman, eight children surviving him; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hosler, living near Pennville, Lancaster county, Pa., and have four children ; Abraham, married Christina Snyder, both deceased, five children surviving them ; Catherine, wife of George Hosler, they have seven children living and one deceased ; John P., attended the public schools and learned the trade of carpenter and cooper, which he followed up to 1866 and has also been engaged in farming. In politics he is a Republican, and attends the Lutheran church. In 1858 he married Miss Sarah Smith, daughter of Jacob Smith. Their children are : Mary, born November 28,1858, married E.B. Wisler, of York county, and they have three children, Clarence, Manada and John ; Solomon, born December 7, 1860, has taught school since he was eighteen years of age, makes his home with his father; Elizabeth, born November 17, 1862, wife of F.W. Shoemaker, of Campbellstown, and they have seven children : Mabel, Yeagle, Carrie, Robert, Lillie, Sally and John; Fannie, born September 12, 1870 wife of I.H. Foltz, of Londonderry township, and they have two children, Addie andRussel; John Webster, born February 12, 1877, unmarried and living at home.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Ronald Singerris@vicon.net for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 13 March, 2001
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