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ENDERS, I. T., grocer, 1801 North Sixth street, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Enders, Jackson township, August 31, 1843. He is a son of George and Susanna (Fetterhoff) Enders. The first of the family to settle in the county was John Enders, a German, who entered a tract of land in Jackson township, and became one of the prominent farmers of his day. He died at the age of forty-six and his son John succeeded to his estate. George Enders, son of the last-named John Enders, was born in 1809, and died in Jackson township. He was a prominent member of the United Brethren church, and one of its trustees. He served as supervisor of his township. His wife died in 1882. They had sixteen children: William H., of Upper Paxton ; Uriah F. of Penbrook ; George W., of Enders; Samuel E.. of Enders; I. T.; Israel, O., of Fisherville; Sarah, Mrs. Josepll Seiders, of Williamstown; Daniel N., of Williamstown; Benjamin F., of Enders; Levi J., M. D., of Williamstown; Isabella, Mrs. Joseph Knouff, of Enders; Edward A., of Harrisburg; four children are deceased. I. T. Enders was reared and educated in Jackson township. He was occupied in farming until about 1883, when he removed to Harrisburg and engaged in the grocery business, in which he has since continued. He enlisted, February 24, 1864, in company E, Ninth regiment, Pennsylvania cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He is a Republican. He served two terms as justice of the peace, resigning at the end of the second term to remove to Harrisburg. He was elected poor director in 1879, and re-elected in 1882. In 1894 he was elected to the board of control of Harrisburg, and has since served as a member of that body. He is chairman of the committee on supplies, and is also on the teachers committee. He belongs to the I. 0. 0. F.

He was married in 1867 to Miss Mary E., daughter of James Bowman, of Jackson township. He has three children: Rev. Emanuel A., pastor of the Presbyterian church, of Conway, Iowa, graduate of Omaha Theological Seminary; Minnie N., wife of Harry E. Whitmoyer, of Harrisburg, and Robert A. Mr. Enders and his wife are members of the Reily Street United Brethren church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 11 Apr. 2001

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