Greenawalt, Jeremiah K., was born in Harrisburg, Pa., July 30, 1830. He is a son of Jacob and Catherine (Krause) Greenawalt, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this book. He was educated in the subscription schools. He learned the trade of tanner and currier with his father.
He engaged in the leather business with his brothers, taking charge of the finishing department. During the late war his firm filled extensive orders from Lacy & Phillips, of Philadelphia, who had large contracts with the Government for supplying the army with the leather goods. He is a practical judge of leather, and known as an expert. He was importuned by many large leather dealers in Philadelphia, Pa., to apply for the position of leather inspector and the position was promised him by Governor Curtin, but he failed to secure it on account of adverse political influence.
Mr. Greenawalt is a stockbroker in the Harrisburg Traction Company and the Chestnut Street Market Company.
He was married, November 18, 1858, to Miss Annie Louisa, daughter of George Wolfersberger, of Harrisburg, by whom he had four children: Augustus William, died in infancy, Edwin J., postal money order clerk, Harrisburg P. O., Regina C, and Jeremiah K., Jr., secretary and treasurer of the Harrisburg Steam Heat and Power Company.
Mr. Greenawalt is a Republican. He is a member of Grace Methodist Episcopal church.
Greenawalt, Jeremiah K., p. 312
Transcribed by Gwen Bixler Drivon at GGDGEN@aol.com for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project - http://maley.net/transcription
4 & 5 Nov. 2000
Copyright c 2000 - All Rights Reserved: Use, duplication or reproduction for profit or presentation by any person or organization is strictly prohibited.