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ENDERS, ISAAC F., farmer, was born in Jackson township, Dauphin county, Pa., December 30, 1853. He is a son of Philip Enders, and brother of George W. D. Enders, whose sketch appears in this volume. He was educated in the common schools of the township, and worked with his father on the farm. After his marriage he took charge of the homestead of fifty-nine acres. Three years ago he bought the home farm, and has made many valuable improvements upon it. He is engaged in stock raising.

He, in company with Clinton D. Enders, male a tour South and West, in January, 1890. They visited F. C. Enders, who moved to Fountain Head, Tenn., in 1888, where they had a pleasant and profitable time, visiting Nashville, the State capital, the State armory, Fort Mitchell, where they found bullets that were fired in the late war, and also Forts Negley and Markin. They left there January 22 for Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, then went to Upper Sandusky, Tiffin, Bloomsville and Carey, where they met their old friends of boyhood days, Charles Enders, Nathan Shoop and Charles and Aaron Sweigard. These friends left Dauphin county when grown up and are all successful farmers, having already purchased farms of their own. On February 7 they left for home, having had a very profitable time, meeting old acquaintances and making a careful study of farming in the different sections of the country visited.

Mr. Enders was married, in Jackson township, in 1876, to Maggie, daughter of the late James and Mary (Fell) Wilson. She was born in Jefferson township, October 9, 1854. They have had one child, Philip Byrne, born in 1886. Mrs. Wilson's father, James Wilson, was killed in the army, during the war of the Rebellion. Her mother died in Jackson township. Mr. Enders is a Democrat. He has served as inspector of elections. He is a member of the Lutheran church. He is a genial, whole-souled man.

He takes good care of his father, who is now over eighty years of age, and gives him a good home. Mr. Enders enjoys the respect and esteem of his neighbors.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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