LANDIS, Robert F., proprietor of the Central Hotel, was born in Middletown, Dauphin county, Pa., December 14, 1846; son of Major Jacob and Mary (Felty) Landis. The parents were both born in Dauphin county in 1818, and have been continuous residents of the county. The father first had a flour mill, subsequently engaged in farming and was for some years a school teacher. He represented his county in the State Legislature several terms and for a number of years was a major in the State militia. The parents are both living and reside at Middletown and are in the enjoyment of good health at the advanced age of seventy-eight years. They had four children: Elizabeth, wife of Samuel A. Stevens, prothonotary of Huntingdon county, Pa.; Robert F.; William F. J., residing in Toledo, Ohio; Mary A., wife of Mr. Fezell, residing at Grand Island, Neb. Samuel (sic) F. was reared and educated in his native town. In 1863 he came to Harrisburg and served an apprenticeship at the machinist trade with W. O. Hickok & Son, after which he was employed by them a year and a half. He then engaged with Raymond & Campbell, of Middletown, as a general machinist and foundryman, and remained in their employ for twenty years. He was subsequently in the service of the American Tube and Iron Company for eight years, and on January 3, 1895, embarked in his present business. Mr. Landis was married in Middletown to Miss Ida Brennaman, of Middletown, and to them there have been born three children: Mary O., deceased, Robert B. and Abraham B. Mr. Landis is liberal in his political views, supporting men rather than party. Part of the family attend the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Landis is a member of the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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