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FOLTZ, J. H., Middletown, Pa., was born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, Pa., February 18, 1858; son of Christian Foltz. The father was born July 12, 1802. He was a merchant and farmer by occupation, and died at the age of sixty years, March 27, 1863. He married, first, Anna Mary Eppler, by whom he had eight children : Jacob, born August 17, 1823, died April 2, 1859 ; Susanna, born April 8, 1825; Josiah, born November 8, 1826; John, born July 26, 1828; Christian, born June 7, 1830; died April 29, 1836; Samuel, born April 12, 1832; Jonas , born September 26, 1835, died March 22, 1836; and an infant son, died July, 1835. Mr. Foltz married a second time, and by this wife he had six children : Eli, born February 8, 1841; Mary Ann, born August 12, 1842; David, born August 10, 1845; Elizabeth, born May 17, 1847; Catherine, born April 27, 1849; Barbara, born March 24, 1851. Mr. Foltz married, thirdly, Miss Elizabeth Huntzburger, by whom he had four children, three of whom are living : Obed, born April 12, 1862; Emeline, born March 25, 1857; and J.H. J.H. Foltz attended the school of his native place, and learned the trade of a carpenter. He was employed in the Middletown Car Shops for a number of years and has also been much engaged in farming. In 1890 he purchased the Keller farm, where he has resided since that date. He married, in 1888, to Miss Fannie Ebersole, daughter of John P. Ebersole, of Londonderry township, by whom he has two children: Russel, born November 9, 1890, and Sadie, born December 2, 1888.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Ronald Singer for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 13 March, 2001

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