GROVE, JOHN W., boss roller, Pennsylvania Steel Works, was born in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 29, 1849; son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hall) Grove. The father was of German descent, born in Lebanon county, Pa., son of Henry. He moved from Lebanon to Dauphin county, when he was sixteen years of age, and engaged in farming, but is now residing in Perry county. He served in the office of school director. His membership is in the Methodist Episcopal church. Nine children were born to him, of whom six are living: Catherine E., Mrs. J. C. Snoddy, Penbrook; John W.; Jacob F., Steelton; Susanna A., Mrs. Robert E. Lusk, of Harrisburg; Sarah, Mrs. John Leopold, Perry county; Emma, Mrs. William Stark, of Perry county. The brothers are twins.
John W. was reared in Swatara township and when eighteen years old removed to Indiana and was there engaged in wagon making for a time, after which he was for two years employed in the Harrisburg Car Works. In 1871 he came to Steelton and entered the employment of the Pennsylvania Steel Works, since which date he has continued in the employment of that company, and since 1882 has been in his present position. He enlisted in the Governor’s Troop of Harrisburg. Mr. Grove was married, in 1869, to Miss Amanda Nebenger, daughter of William Nebenger, of York county. They have no children. In politics he is a Republican and has served in the school board one term and as tax collector three years. He is enrolled in the membership of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he holds the office of steward, and also officiates as chorister, and is interested in all branches of the work of the church.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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