ENDERS, AMOS E., grocer, Harrisburg, was born in Jackson township, Dauphin county, Pa., February 21, 1861. He is a son of Uriah F. and Catherine (Warner) Enders. His grandparents on his mother's side are natives of Dauphin county, and are still living, at an advanced age, in Jefferson township, Dauphin county. His parents are natives of Jackson township and resided there until 1870, since which date they have been honored residents of Susquehanna township. They live at Penbrook, where they are quietly and peacefully spending the afternoon of life. Five of their seven children are living: Amos E.; Alfred R., of Lower Paxton township; Joseph S., of Hospers, Iowa; Pierce W., and Cora May, residing with her parents.
Amos E. Enders, at nine years of age, removed with his parents to Penbrook, Susquehanna township. He was there educated in the public schools and completed his studies in the Lebanon Valley College. Afterwards he was a teacher in the public schools of Susquehanna township for twelve years. On November 12, 1892, he engaged in his present business.
He was married, in Harrisburg, January 10, 1889, to Miss Katie, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Forney) Booser. They have two children: Violet B., born October 9, 1891, and Esther May, born May 4, 1893.
Mr. Enders served two terms as register and assessor of Susquehanna township. He is a member of Capital City Council, No. 327, Jr. O. U. A M., and of Star of America Commandery, No. 113, K. of M. His political views are Republican. He and his wife attend the United Brethren church and the Church of God.
Henry Booser, the father of Mrs. A. E. Enders, was born at Middletown, Dauphin county, February 9, 1842, a son of Louis and Peggy (Weaver) Booser, who both died during his childhood. He was a farmer boy until he was sixteen years old, receiving a limited education in the public schools. On the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in company I, Ninety-third regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served two years, and was discharged on account of disability. In July, 1864, he enlisted in the Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He took part in the battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, Va., and in the Seven Days' battle. When discharged from the army he resumed his residence in Harrisburg and has for thirty years worked at his trade of shoemaking with Forney Bros.
He was married in Linglestown, Pa., in 1866, to Sarah A., daughter of Henry and Sarah Forney, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Mr. and Mrs. Booser have had five children, four of whom survive: Kate, wife of A. E. Enders; Harry W., Charles E., and Blaine A. Lydia F. died, aged three years.