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ENDERS, HENRY, retired farmer, was born in Jackson township, Dauphin county, Pa., January 26, 1828. He is a son of John Enders, and a brother of George W. Enders, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this book. He attended school in his native township during the winter, and worked on his fatherís farm in the summer; he remined on the homestead until he was twenty-two. He then received from this father seventy-eight acres of land, on which was built a house and barn, and made all improvements needful for a good stock farm. He has added to his land until he has not one hundred and fifty acres, well improved and cultivated. In 1891 Mr. Enders relinquished farming, removed to Jacksonville, and bought a dwelling, which he remodeled and improved at a cost of $2,000. In this comfortable and beautiful home he and his faithful wife reside, free from the burdens and cares of business, and quietly enjoying the fruits of their labor and prudent management in earlier life.

Henry Enders was married, township in 1856, to Susan, daughter of Peter and Eva (Mitzer) Sweigert, born in Powell's Valley in 1834. They have these children: Ellen M., deceased, wife of James Miller; Oliver T., farmer in Jackson township, married Mary Horsinger, has one child, Webster; Charles R., farmer, Lykens Valley; Ira A., farms the homestead, married Alice Warfield; Lester Alice, wife of C. Redinger, farmer, Jackson township; Selina, and one infant, deceased. Mr. Enders is a Democrat, and attends the United Brethren church. He possesses those qualities of head and heart which constitute a good man, and render him successful and popular.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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