FOLTZ, CHRISTIAN M., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., February 24, 1868; son of John S. Foltz. Christian, the grandfather, was the son of Christian, great-grandfather, and he was the son of Christian, who was a native of Germany, and the first of the family to come to America. Since that time many of them have been farmers. The grandfather reared a large family and died in Dauphin county. John S., the father, was born in Dauphin county in 1831, and removed with his parents to Conewago township when a boy, where he grew to manhood and was educated in the district schools of that township. He was first married to Helen Lutz, who bore him two children, Sarah and Mary, and then died. He was married then to Miss Elizabeth Alleman, born in Lower Swatara township in 1826, by whom he had four children: Ella and Catherine, both at home; J. Ezra, proprietor of a creamery at Deodate, and Christian. After his marriage he opened a general store at Deodate, which he conducted until his death in 1887.
Christian acquired his primary education in the district schools and was graduated at the Normal School at Kutztown when he was twenty years of age. During vacation he was employed on the home farm. In the spring of 1891 he embarked in the mercantile business at Deodate, succeeding David Nissley, and has since built up a large and profitable trade. He was never married, but lives at home with his mother. He as a member of the Lutheran church and is interested in the welfare of the community. In his political views he is a staunch Republican. Under the Harrison administration he was appointed postmaster of Deodate.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Mar 2001
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