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FOLTZ, JOHN B., pharmacist, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., August 26, 1853. He is a son of William and Frances (Sproat) Foltz, the former a native of Lancaster, Pa., the latter of Elizabethtown, Lancaster county. Both are living and reside in Harrisburg. They had twelve children, five of whom are living: William, residing at Lancaster, Pa., Joseph, residing at Manorville, Pa., Charles, residing at Harrisburg, John B. and Frank, residing at Seattle, Wash.

John B. Foltz was educated in the public schools of Harrisburg. His first year after leaving school was spent in the employ of the Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Company. On April 15, 1871, he became clerk in the drug store of D. W. Gross & Son, and continued for fifteen years in their employment. Since 1886 he has been engaged successfully in the drug business on his own account. He was married in Harrisburg, November 1, 1883, to Sarah, daughter of John and Louisa Emerich, of Harrisburg. They have one child, named Mary Frances. Mr. Foltz is an active member of Central Lodge, No. 19, A.O.U. W., and of the Royal Arcanum. In his political views he is a Liberal, casting his vote for the men of his choice rather than of his party. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 4 Jan 2001

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