EPPLEY, Daniel, son of George and Susan (Brookhart) Eppley, was born July 26, 1817, in Fishing Creek Valley, Fairview township, York county, Pa. He was educated in the common schools of the neighborhood and brought up on his father's farm. On October 6, 1834, he came to Harrisburg and entered the dry goods store of George and Bernard Geiger, where he remained six years, when he made an engagement with Messrs. Elder & Piper, in the same business. In April, 1847, he established himself in the mercantile trade, which he successfully conducted until in 1870 he retired from all business pursuits. On the organization of the Farmers' Bank, of Harrisburg, in May, 1872, Mr. Eppley was chosen a director of that institution. He served in the various municipal offices of school director, city and county auditor, and also one of the trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital at Harrisburg. Mr. Eppley married, June 2,1845, Louisa, daughter of Bernard and Charlotte Geiger, of Harrisburg. She died March 2, 1849, leaving a daughter, Mary Lavina, who married Walter B. Fahnestock, of Pittsburgh, both dead, leaving two children. His second wife was Anna Maria, daughter of George J. aud Anna Maria (Kurtz) Heisley, of Harrisburg, and their children were Edward Kurtz, Helen Elizabeth, who married William H. Lyter, and Annie Maria.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 11 Nov 2000
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