GRUBB, JOSEPH G., farmer, Bachmansville, Pa., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., March 3, 1832. John Grubb, the grandfather, was born in Lancaster county, and was a miller and farmer in Conewago township. In politics he was a Whig. He and his family were members of the Mennonite church. He married Susan Blough, to whom there were born five children: John, Christian, Daniel, Susan and Nancy. Christian, the father, was educated in the subscription schools of the township, and worked with his father on the farm. He continued on the homestead and has been all his life engaged in farming in his native township. He married Nancy Gingrich, a native of Lebanon township, and they had eight children: Samuel, Catherine, Polly, Margaret, deceased, Michael, Joseph G., Susan and David. The father died in 1875, and his wife died in 1881. He was a Republican in politics and always much interested in public matters.
Joseph G. acquired his education in the public schools of the township and was engaged in farm work on the homestead until he became of age, after which he rented a farm and began business for himself. When twenty-nine years of age he rented a farm of one hundred and sixty-eight acres for one year, after which he rented another farm, where he spent sixteen years and then his present farm of twenty-four acres for three thousand dollars, on which he has made many improvements. He was married in Conewago township, in 1861, to Christina E. Shenk, and to this marriage there is no issue. They are enjoying their comfortable home and reaping the fruits of the industry and frugality of their earlier life. He is a Republican and a member of Zion's church.