FOLTZ, J. E., proprietor of the creamery, Deodate, Pa., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, July 25, 1865. His father was John S. Foltz, a well-known merchant of that place. He married Elizabeth Alleman, and they have four children: Ella, Catherine, J. E., and Christian, all of whom are unmarried. The father died in 1884. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and in his political views was a Republican. He served as school director, auditor and in other offices.
J. E. Foltz was educated at the district schools, Millersville State Normal School, Cumberland Valley State Normal School and Keystone State Normal School, from which latter institution he received a diploma. He taught schools in Berks, Lancaster and Dauphin counties, and was also the principal of the Orphans' Home, and in all taught seven full terms. In 1893 he established a creamery at Deodate, which, with equipment, cost $3,000, and has also two branch creameries, one at Vine and the other at Bachmansville, costing $1,000. He buys milk from the adjacent farmers, payout over $300 per week. He manufactures three hundred pounds of butter per day and ships it over the State. Mr. Foltz is unmarried. He is a Republican in politics, and is prominent also in Sunday-school work, being the president of the Dauphin County Sunday-school Association and has been a superintendent of the local Sunday-school.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Mar 2001
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