GRUNDEN, MARTIN H., was born in Dauphin county, Pa., March 3, 1846; son of Charles Grunden. He attended the public schools until he was fourteen years of age, when he entered the store of H. Felix, at Harrisburg, as a clerk, where he remained two years. In February, 1863, he enlisted in company E, Twelfth Pennsylvania cavalry, under Capt. D. A. Irwin, an ex-member of the Legislature, and now commander of the Soldiers’ Home, at Washington, D. C., and served until his discharge, July 20, 1865. He was then in the employment of the Northern Central railroad for one year, after which he was engaged in the dairy business for two years. He then entered the service of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, at Steelton, where he was employed for fourteen years. In 1894 he engaged in the coal business, in which he has since continued. In 1873 Mr. Grunden was married to Miss Alice, daughter of Jacob Hale, of Steelton, by whom he has three children: Rina, Alva, and Hale, who died February 11, 1894, aged twenty years.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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