ENTERLINE, Solomon, H., deceased, formerly a prominent business man at Berrysburg, was born in Uniontown, Mifflin township, January 7, 1835; son of Michael and Elizabeth (Herfer) Enterline. The grandfather was born in Germany and came to this country, where he spent the
the remainder of his life in labors of the ministry in the Lutheran church. He ministered to the spiritual needs of the people in Mifflin township and helped to build the first Lutheran church in the township, known as the hill church. By his self-sacrificing devotion and faithful and able services he endeared himself to the people and was held in high esteem. In his political views he was a Democrat. Michael, the father, was born and educated in Germany and learned the trade of hatter. Later he engaged in keeping hotel and in cultivating a farm. He was married, in Lykens Valley, to Elizabeth Herfer, a native of Centre county. Their children were: Eliza, Sarah, Mary A., Louisa, Catherine, Elizabeth, Solomon, Jennie, and two who died young. The father was a Democrat. He and his wife were members of the Lutheran church and both died in Berrysburg.
Solomon attended the schools of his native township and acquired a fair education. When fifteen years of age he became clerk in a store at Berrysburg, where he remained until he was twenty-two years old. He then bought an interest in the store of George Lark, with whom he remained in business for several years, when he sold out and for three years was clerk in the grain business at Elizabethville. He next started a store at Bull Run, Snyder county, which he conducted successfully for two years, after which he returned to Berrysburg and was engaged in farming for two years. His next venture was in partnership with Josiah Yeager in a store at Fisherville, which he conducted for three and a half years. He then returned to Berrysburg and bought a store for $2500, which he conducted with gratifying success, and in which he continued until his death. Mr. Enterline was married, in Halifax, September 26, 1860, to Anna E. Snyder, born in Berrysburg, December 3, 1840; daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Bordner) Snyder, the former a shoemaker and a native of Dauphin county. Their children are : M. Elizabeth, born October 11, 1861, wife of Dr. Charles M. Richert, of Harrisburg; Katie A., born August 12, 1863, unmarried, bookkeeper at Philadelphia; Sallie L., born October 20, 1865, unmarried, at Harrisburg; Virginia E., born January 5, 1867, wife of Prof. J. B. Reese, principal of Ridgway school; Charles M., born April 20,1868, moulder, at York. Mr. Enterline died July 7, 1879. IN politics he was a Democrat. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In fraternal relationship he was associated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His business tact and talent were of a high order, and his business career was successful and laudable. He build a fine residence at an outlay of $4,000, and took place among the most prominent business men of the region. He was widely known and universally popular.
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