ENDERS, CORNELIUS, farmer, stockman and mail carrier, was born in Jefferson township, Dauphin county, Pa., November 12, 1854. His father, John Enders, was a son of George Enders and brother of Dr. Levi Enders, of Williamstown, Pa. He was a farmer and married Caroline Paul, and had three children: Cornelius, Emma, who died young, and one who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. John Enders both died in 1860, when Cornelius was three and a half years old. They were members of the United Brethren church. Mr. Enders was a Republican.
Cornelius Enders, after the loss of his parents, was reared by his grandfather. He attended the township schools during the winter and worked in summer on his grandfather's farm, until he was fourteen. For four years from that time he was employed in the mines. He then came to Jefferson township and worked on the farm and in saw mills for three years. He next rented a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres for one year; then again went to mining in Schuylkill county, where he was employed in various mines for three years. For the two following years he kept a hotel at Dayton, Dauphin county, after which he worked six years in the Williamstown coal mines. Mr. Enders next bought a farm of one hundred and three acres in Wayne township, on which he built a barn and made other improvements, but sold the farm in a short time and returned to Jefferson township. There he bought another farm of one hundred and four acres, built a fine barn, remodeled the dwelling and put the place in first-class condition. He conducts a business of farming, stock raising and manufacturing shingles from his timber, which he makes profitable. He is industrious and enterprising and displays business ability. Mr. Enders was married, in Jackson township, in January, 1877, to Harriet, daughter of Simon and Mary (Michael) Smith, born in Jefferson township, November 12, 1858. They have had six children, of whom three are living: Harry, a school teacher, Nora, and Esther. Carrie, Floyd, and one infant all died young. Mr. Enders is a Republican. He has been school director for three years and advocates compulsory education and is deeply interested in all educational matters. He is a member of the United Brethren church. Mr. and Mrs. Enders are regarded as among the most intelligent and agreeable people of the community.
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