GRUBB, BENJAMIN, farmer, Deodate, Pa., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., July 19, 1845. John, the father, was born in the same township in 1810 and was a farmer. He married Annie Brandt and their children were: Fannie, Henry, John, Jacob, Benjamin, Josiah, and three who died young. He was a Republican in his political views. His wife died in 1876, and he died July 17, 1893. Both were members of Zion church.
Benjamin attended the township schools and worked on the homestead until he was twenty-one years old. He then bought a farm in the township containing 130 acres which he so much improved. He lost his barn by fire with the stock it contained, entailing a loss of $1,500. In 1894 he built a fine new barn. He was married, in Londonderry township, November 14, 1872, to Annie Herzey, born in that township, July 30, 1851, daughter of Henry and Mary Herzey. The former was a native of Londonderry township and was a farmer. He died in November, 1892, and his wife in 1877, having reared nine children. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Grubb are: Mary H., Benjamin H., Simon H., Annie, and Harry. Mr. Grubb is a Republican in politics and a member of Zion's church.